Friday, August 14, 2020

August 14: 130th anniversary of Fr. McGivney's death

Brother Knights,

Today, August 14, is the 130th anniversary of Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney's passing into eternal life. He will be beatified October 31 in Hartford, Connecticut.   

The Knights just released a new video about the miracle surrounding his beatification: and passed a resolution at the 138th Supreme Convention regarding Fr. McGivney’s miracle:

Let us continue to pray the prayer for his canonization:


God,  our  Father,  protector  of  the  poor  and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your  priest,  Father  Michael  J.  McGivney,  to be  an  apostle  of  Christian  family  life  and  to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor.

Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. 

Let  the  inspiration  of  your  servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so  that  we  may  continue  his  work  of  caring for  the  needy  and  the  outcast.  We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable servant Father   Michael   J.   McGivney   on   earth according to the design of  your  holy  will.

Through his intercession, grant the favor I now   present   (here   make   your   request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father


Deus qui et pater noster et protector pauperum orphanos atque viduas defendis, sacerdotem tuum Patrem Michaelem apostolum familiae Christinae vocasti et ductorem iuvenum proposuisti ut proximis inservirent.  Per eius imitationem et virtutem, fac ut proxime sequamur filium tuum Jesum Christum caritatis mandatum perficientes ut Corpus eius quod est Ecclesia aedificetur. 

Inspirati servi tui exemplo et amore tuo prompti exsequamur confidentius opera caritatis quibus corroborentur et curentur egentes et derelicti.  Suppliciter exoramus ut super terra et secundum sanctam voluntatem tuam, venerabilem servum glorifices Patrem Michaelem J. McGivney.  Per intercessionem eius, da ut quod praesens peto  (______) fiat, per Christum Dominum Nostrum.

Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri…

Lastly, Crisis Magazine featured a column this week about our founder and our name sake, Christopher Columbus and the crisis of our times. You can read it here: 

- Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network