Could Father McGivney Have Imagined...

posted Jul 25, 2011, 2:21 PM by St. Joseph Cheyenne
Not infrequently when we review the "soaring" accomplishments and growth of the Knights of Columbus, the question arises, "Could Father McGivney have imagined such growth from the modest beginnings of the Knights of Columbus in the basement of St. Mary's Church?" I think it is safe to say that it would have never occurred to our founder that today his Order would provide more than $80 billion of insurance protection for the financial future of hundreds of thousands of Catholic families, and that it would do so with unsurpassed financial strength. But Father McGivney did  know the power of our principles of charity, unity and fraternity when strengthened by our Catholic faith and sacraments. And he would have expected that no matter how many brother Knights there were in this century or the next, there would always be "grateful" wives and mothers praying for the growth of the Order- that is, praying that there would always be brother Knights ready to offer "their kind support" to families in the hour of need. As we begin this new fraternal year, we can be justly proud of the charitable and insurance accomplishments of the Order. We have indeed answered many prayers, but we also have to recognize that there are many more prayers still awaiting our response.

– Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson