Pope Benedict XV1 has declared Venerable the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Father Michel J. McGivney. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Supreme Knight Anderson and all members of the Knights of Columbus on this joyful news.
The Constitution of the International Alliance states:
The ethos of all the member Orders of the International Alliance is found in the vision of the Rev. Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus and it is this ethos which distinguishes the Member Orders of the International Alliance from the Pontifical, Honorific and Religious orders of Knighthood.
The prayer for the Canonisation of Father McGivney is said by all members and we should now intensify our prayers so that in our lifetime he may be raised to Sainthood.
Niall M. Kennedy
KCSG Secretary General