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Memorial Mass Features Relic of Blessed John Paul II
Blessed John Paul II “had a strong relationship with the Knights of Columbus,” said Archbishop Mieczylaw Mokrzycki, who served as personal secretary to the pope for a number of years.

Two Past State Deputies Join Board
Michael Wills of Tennessee and Daniel Rossi of New Jersey will join the Board of Directors on September 1.

Delegates and Families Tour Historic City
While delegates have been busy with the work of the convention, there has been free time for them and their families to enjoy the sights, tastes, history and excitement of San Antonio, the city on a river.

New Marian Prayer Program Announced
A new Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Program centered on the Immaculate Conception was inaugurated during Mass on the second day of the 131st Supreme Convention on August 7.

States Dinner Reveals Charitable Heart of the Order
The festive celebration highlighted the charity and good works of Knights of Columbus, with a number of addresses by Church leaders, and a special presentation of a new international award.

Knights Are ‘Vital’ Throughout the World, Archbishop Says
Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio served as the principal celebrant and homilist for the Mass which marked the beginning of the three-day Convention.

Supreme Knight Speaks on Membership Growth
At the Membership Seminar for Knights of Columbus state and district leaders, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said that the Order has a “historic opportunity” with the election of Pope Francis.

Chaplains Meeting Announces Change in Leadership
In an announcement that he called both happy and sad, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told participants in the State Chaplains Meeting on Monday that Father John Grace, O.S.A., was retiring after serving for four years as director of Chaplain Programs and Development at the Supreme Council.

Convention Continues Founder’s Vision
The state deputy's message is simple: “Remember our founding, remember Father McGivney’s vision. We were founded by a young priest who had a vision to serve those who were suffering and in need. This convention is carrying that vision forward.”

Prayer and Peace
Although situated far from the necessary hustle and bustle of convention registration and other activities, the Adoration Chapel is at the heart of everything that transpires at the convention.

Former Columbia Editor Returns to Convention as Priest
Attending his first Supreme Convention as an ordained priest, Father Tim S. Hickey recalled his 25 years as an employee of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council in New Haven, Conn.