Brother Elzear Council #5202 of the Knights of Columbus will be hosting an icon of Saint Joseph on campus from now until next Friday, September 22nd, as part of the Knights’ Pilgrim Icon Program.
The Saint Joseph icon will be housed in the Saint LaSalle Chapel on the 2nd floor of Saint Mary’s Hall during that time except for Tuesday, September 19th (see below). The Council invites all students to stop by the Saint LaSalle Chapel to pray for the following intentions, in addition to any personal ones:
The flourishing of our Knights of Columbus Council this year
The protection and holiness of Saint Mary’s University and all its students, staff, and faculty
The upbuilding of the institution of the family in our society
On Tuesday, September 19th, the Knights are pleased to invite all students to pray for the aforementioned intentions in the Saint John Vianney Chapel within Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., as part of the seminary’s weekly adoration time. Please enter Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary through the main entrance. This will conclude at 3:00 p.m. back on campus in Saint Thomas More Chapel with the recitation of the Rosary.
More information about the Catholic understanding of the role of statues, icons, and sacred images in prayer can be found at this link.
Additional Knights of Columbus Information
Council #5202 at Saint Mary’s University is one of 17,000 Knights of Columbus councils that make up the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in 1882 to assist working-class and immigrant Catholics in the United States, today the approximately two million members of the Knights put their faith into action through a broad range of charitable causes locally, nationally, and internationally with financial contributions and hands-on service. To learn more about joining the Knights of Columbus, contact Chancellor Thomas Williams at email@example.com.