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New Knights of Columbus Council Launches at College of Saint Mary Magdalen

A new council of the Knights of Columbus founded at The College of Saint Mary Magdalen last semester will give “the men of the college the opportunity to put their faith into practice,” according to a student who helped bring the Knights to the campus.

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of junior Jonathan Camara, college chaplain Fr. Neil Roy, and several other local councils, the Magdalen Knights held their first inductions in March and April. The group of men already have several projects planned for the next academic year, including working with the campus pro-life club, helping at a local festival, and organizing service projects for the college in partnership with local councils.

From the Magdalen press release:

“Having a Knights of Columbus council at the College of Saint Mary Magdalen brings the presence of a larger community of Catholic men onto campus, giving the men of the college the opportunity to put their faith into practice,” said Camara of the impact of the council’s establishment on the greater community.

The Knights of Columbus, founded in 1882, are often referred to as “the strong right arm of the Church.”   The Order’s major objectives are to support the Church, facilitate programs of evangelization, promote Catholic education, participate in civic services, and aid those in need.  With over 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members worldwide the Knights of Columbus are currently the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization.

Read more about the Knights of Columbus at The College of Saint Mary Magdalen here.

Magdalen is recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

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