Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Blessed Michael McGivney Latin Mass Portrait Initiative

Brother Knights,

We are pleased to announce one of our most important initiatives in our Network’s ten-year existence: The commissioning of a special portrait of Blessed Michael McGivney, priest, pastor, Knights of Columbus founder and, God willing, someday, a canonized saint.

Already several beautiful portraits have already been commissioned of Blessed Michael, but this one will be unique and important to our network members and sponsoring Councils. The portrait will be the first to feature Blessed Michael offering the Traditional Latin Mass, the only Mass he knew and offered. 

In order to fund this initiative, we are asking all Knights in our Network to consider participating in this historic initiative by donating at least $100 (if possible) toward the costs of the portrait.

We invite you to learn more by reviewing the attached prospectus, including a copy of the draft sketch.  There are three ways that Knights can help:

  1. Consider donating at least $100 toward the portrait (any amount is welcome, however)
  2. Ask your council to contribute $100 toward the portrait
  3. Prayer: If you are unable to contribute, please offer a Rosary and a prayer for Bl. Michael’s canonization, for this initiative

To donate, please see the prospectus link below, which includes a draft sketch, portrait details, and an address to which mailed contributions may be sent. 

Prospectus: Blessed Michael McGivney Latin Mass Portrait

With the Latin Mass being threatened, is there not a better way for Knights to rally to the Mass of the Ages, by supporting a portrait of our founder who offered the Traditional Latin Mass in our country, throughout his entire priesthood?

Thank you for your consideration.

Blessed Michael, pray for us! 

~ Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network


How to Contribute

Brother Brian O’Connell (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Council 13205, Littleton, CO) is facilitating
the portrait and donations, through his business. Donations are not tax deductible.

1) Please e-mail your pledge amount Mike FitzGerald at

2) Please make check payable to: Sanctorum, L.L.C.

Checks can be mailed to:

Brian O'Connell
30245 County Road 352B
Buena Vista, CO. 81211