Many families - including Knights - have been affected by a stillborn or miscarriage. It is a difficult, sorrowful, and often traumatic time for the parents and is only compounded by having to make for the funeral arrangements, including the purchase of a small casket.
Several Knights in our Network have also suffered in these circumstances and were inspired to act to help lessen the burden on other families who experience a stillborn or miscarriage.
After reading a January 2019 Knights of Columbus online article, several Knights of the Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network decided to develop a manual on how Knights or others (with little woodworking experience) can build small and dignified caskets and provide them free of charge to parents who recently suffered from a stillborn birth or miscarriage.
This was a collaborative project of Knights across several councils within our Network working together - demonstrating the potential of being a member of the Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network. This also ties into our mission as many parents of babies who are stillborn or miscarried have requested a Mass of the Angels. This is a special Mass which can be said in the Traditional Latin Rite for babies who died with the grace of baptism.
To learn more see link below.
Challenge: We also challenge Knights to use the manual and try to build one.
The manual can also be found on our webpage: https://www.latinmassknights.org/p/caskets-for-stillborns.html
What is the votive Mass of the Angels of 1962? https://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2018/12/a-child-singing-with-angels.html
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