Supreme Knight Announces New Marian Prayer Program
Continuing a decades-long tradition, the Knights of Columbus will launch their fifteenth international prayer program this August.
The new program, centering on the Immaculate Conception, was announced by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at the Organizational Meeting of State Deputies in New Haven, Conn.
Since the first prayer program began in 1979, more than 16 million faithful have participated in the Knights’ sponsored holy hours.
This year’s program marks the second time the Order will hold a program consecrated to the Immaculate Conception. The first program was held from 1981-1982.
The Order will commission nearly 100 icons of the Immaculate Conception using an image from Notre-Dame de Quebec, in Quebec City at their international convention in San Antonio this August. The icons will travel throughout the world, under the organization of local Knights’ councils who will present prayer programs with the icon for their parishes and communities.
The current program, dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, will conclude this August. It has been the most successful prayer program in the Order’s history, Anderson said.