Knights of Columbus - Looking Toward Us

posted Aug 11, 2011, 9:10 AM by St. Joseph Cheyenne   [ updated Aug 11, 2011, 9:14 AM ]
Future generations may look back with envy that we experienced firsthand the life and papacy of Blessed John Paul II. We had the privilege to see and hear him, either in person or on television. We have known him — and known him to be a special friend of the Knights of Columbus. But if future generations envy us, I think they will also ask us what we did to keep his memory, his legacy, his vision and his mission alive. In a special way, all of us have been touched by the pontificate of John Paul II and so — no matter our age — we are all part of the John Paul II Generation. Therefore, we all — especially the Knights of Columbus — bear a special responsibility to ensure that the pope's legacy lives on for future generations. As we move forward this fraternal year in our work of charity, evangelization, education and membership, let us make Blessed John Paul II's words — "I have looked for you" — our own. Let us rededicate ourselves to expanding our programs benefiting young Catholics and let us also bring into our ranks as both members and leaders this generation of young Catholics. So, let future generations be envious of us — not only because Blessed John Paul II was with us, but because in a thousand different ways we were with him.
– Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson’s ―I Have Looked for You‖ 7/29/2011 read more at