How “Vivat Jesus” became the Knights of Columbus Motto
When the late Supreme Chaplain Bishop Charles Greco was a seminarian he was
deeply moved while reading the story of St. Bernadine of Siena. He adopted the
saint’s favorite prayer — “May Jesus Live,” in its Latin form “Vivat Jesus,” to use
as the motto for his life and priesthood. When he became Bishop of Alexandria,
LA in 1946, Bishop Greco chose the same phrase as his Episcopal motto. Our past
Supreme Knight, Virgil Dechant, thought our Order ought to be devoted to the
name of Jesus and chose Bishop Greco’s motto “Vivat Jesu” as a greeting. The re-
sponse is “SEMPER,” meaning ‘always.’ By its use, the Knights help bring back
the love and devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus.
This Monday May 28th, 2018, the nation will pay tribute to a breed of men and women set aside to honor their contribution and sacrifices to this great country both themselves and we lovingly, call home. This said, we each have within our families these very people the nation will recognize and we are grateful to that of course, but for many of us we live it every day.
Please accept my respects this Memorial Day to you and your’s as we all salute those now gone. Amen?
In Gratitude and Love,
Grand Knight and Council Officers
USCCB (US COUNCIL of CATHOLIC BISHOPS)
are attempting to wake ALL of us up. Our Freedom to Worship is under attack, and has been under attack for decades. There exists coordinated efforts to abolish Christianity in our Country. They’ve picked low hanging fruit: removing Christian symbols on public property, removing prayer from our schools, converting our educational institution to an ultra-liberal, liberal whack-a-conservative environment, implementing the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Political Correctness, attaching “phobia” or “racist” to any disagreeable Christian, etc.
Catholic Christians have been through this many times before. During the last century, in numerous countries, Catholic Christians were publicly executed unless they denied Our Lord: Our Bishops, then our Priests, then us. We have members in our Council that can remember their Grand-Parents dodging armed Fascist, anti-Catholics who were looking to execute them. Look on the walls at Sacred Heart, Prescott if you need examples. Look on FACEBOOK. Look on YOUTUBE. Watch the daily NEWS. Read your COLUMBIA.
We Christians are being oppressed GLOBALLY. And there is a tipping point in our USA, where being Christian will be life-threatening.
Register with our USCCB, so you can be made aware of the subjects they believe are important!
Council 8386, FS,
Earl V. Boggler
Pope Benedict XVI has approved a decree of VENERABLE, recognizing the heroic virtue of Father McGivney.
Learn more about Father McGivney’s life
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Our Founder, Fr McGivney
Please welcome this brother many of you know as a parishioner, 1st Degree Brother Knight Ron Jahraus. He’s allowed me to pass along his email address, and please ensure to add this one to yours as well.
My thanks to our Worthy Warden Robert Hughes, for sponsoring him and for being present this morning, March 19, 2018 during this ceremony as well.
Afterwards, I spent time with Ron, and we went over basic council procedure, i.e., dates and times of council meetings, etc. He expressed his intentions to me and has studied this council from afar and why he’s decided to become a Knights of Columbus member.
With the approval of this new brother, I will present him to the Council on April 9th General Assembly Meeting, where upon I will further present him with the traditional Rosary and KofC pin as well. Thank you Ron in allowing others to welcome you on board and we stand in unity with you as expressed. Thank you
Brother Jim Cloughessy
Lexy, We saw Dr H. at Az. Oncology this a.m. He is going to refer Jim to Hospice. His cancer is out of control and is all over his body and in his bones. He is tired, but accepting his fate. Thank GOD we have HIM in our life!!!!!!!!. We are going to make the “best” of the time we have left. Love you and the St Germaine family. Marlene
2/23/18, Bro Jim Cloughessy, update
Brother Jim Cloughessy is currently back at the VA Health Center in Phoenix. It appears blockage reoccurred causing him to return locally, where he was in turn transferred back down the hill. I did speak with Marlene this morning where she explained as best she could given the fact that he was to have been released today, but all that’s changed until they can secure issues from his previous surgery. Our prayers for them both I ask…. Thank you, GK
Mike O’Marah had another heart attack on Monday. Tues he had 2 stents put in and a lesion in the heart removed. He is feeling much better and is going home today.
Thank you everyone for the prayers, St Germaines has the best prayer warriors. God bless you all. Martha O’Marah
2/6/18 After 2nd heart attack,
Mike O’Marah. was given 6 or 8 grams of Morphine, yesterday. He also has an IV in each arm. Nitro Glycerin dripping in one arm and fluids in the other. He’s in good spirits. Tomorrow mornings Angiogram will tell how good a shape he’s in physically (the three veins that deliver blood to the lower portion of his heart are suspect–hoping stents)
Mike is in Cath Lab. Should know something definite later today.