December 13, 2017

News:

Remembering Father McGivney 127 years later -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Father McGivney Office – PH visits hospitals in Manila -

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cause of Venerable Fr. McGivney introduced among Singles for Christ members -

Monday, April 17, 2017

Parish promotions of the Cause of K of C founder begins -

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Father McGivney Office – Philippines supports #ActPH -

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The K of C as agents of communion -

Monday, April 3, 2017

What Makes A Miracle? -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Remembering the Saints and our departed loved ones -

Monday, November 7, 2016

Supreme Knight’s Report Highlights Order’s Charity -

Monday, August 15, 2016

Filipino youth promote Fr. McGivney’s sainthood bid during WYD in Poland -

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Father McGivney’s Cause promoted at the 51st IEC -

Monday, February 1, 2016

Knights support Eucharistic congress in the Philippines -

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fr. McGivney’s Cause promoted over Catholic Radio -

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Knights of Columbus Priest-Scholars vow to promote Cause of Fr. McGivney -

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Father McGivney feeding program for the poor kicks-off -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Working Toward Recovery -

Friday, September 5, 2014

The story of Father McGivney, extraordinary priest -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rebuilding lives in typhoon-hit Central Philippines -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prayer for the Canonization of Fr. McGivney to be recited as the opening prayer in all council meetings and activities in Luzon State -

Monday, May 12, 2014

Parish Priest -

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Model for Our Times

(This is the first of occasional excerpts that will appear in the newsletter from the new booklet “A Model for Our Times: The Heroic Virtue of Father Michael J. McGivney.”)

Many people think of a saint as one set apart from the trials of daily life, or “too good for this world.” Yet the truth is that every saint engaged the culture of the day in a way that led people – by prayer, works or example – closer to Christ.

Often the difference between a holy person and the rest of us struggling along the Christian path is that the saintly one perseveres in love, usually without complaint, often with a smile that belies suffering, and always with a prayerful trust in God.

Think of two modern holy ones, Blessed Mother Teresa and Blessed John Paul II, who were recognized as “living saints” yet whose lives were marked by pain and loss. Small and strong, Mother Teresa began her service to the “poorest of the poor” in response to God’s call, picking up people dying in the streets and taking in abandoned children. She was seen to be close to God, yet after her death it was revealed that during much of her life she experienced a “dark night” during which she received no illumination or consolation from God. John Paul lived his physical suffering on the world’s stage, growing older and weaker from Parkinson’s disease yet pushing himself to witness to the dignity of all human life, in whatever stage or physical condition.

Both of these modern models of sanctity had “something about them,” a character of inner strength that showed in their demeanor and behavior.

By all accounts, people who met Father Michael McGivney encountered a similar sort of inner strength and outward demeanor, a holiness that was manifested most of all in his pastoral action.

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