Like so many parishes, associations, and dioceses throughout
the country, MAGNIFICAT has been honored to collaborate with the Knights of Columbus on numerous projects that have served the Church.
It is, therefore, with great joy that we announce the coming beatification of Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus! Father McGivney’s beatification is a cause for rejoicing throughout the world, but especially in the United States as we celebrate Father McGivney’s new title of “Blessed.”
A devoted parish priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus 138 years ago in order to serve the spiritual and material needs of Catholic men and their families.
“Father McGivney was ahead of his time in enhancing the laity’s role in the Church and inspiring the laity to put their faith into action in countless ways,” Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said. “Today, his spirit continues to shape the extraordinary charitable work of Knights as they continue to serve those on the margins of society as he served widows and orphans in the 1880s.”
We wish to extend to you, our readers, a unique opportunity to celebrate Father McGivney in the coming days. Prepare for the day of beatification by joining the Novena Before the Beatification of Michael McGivney and by reading about Father McGivney’s life and holiness. Then, follow the beatification liturgy online at Aleteia.org and be uplifted by the blessing of a new American beatus!