Christ made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue. I belong to Him whom the angels serve. - Saint Agnes of Rome

About the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus were founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut on March 29, 1882, and was officially chartered as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of: Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in 1882 to over 15,900 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

The Knights were formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.