This Week on Knight Life
Mercy Me — Why am I a Knight …each of us has various reasons. Lent is a great time to review the reasons to be a Knight especially in this year of mercy. Knights of Charity are also Knights of corporal and spiritual works of mercy as we hear over and over right here.
Hello, I’m Mike Gaspers back with you for a half hour of information, inspiration and invitation around the activities of this band of brothers the Iowa Knights of Columbus.
This is Knight Life…our Mission is Be Men of Courage and to do everything with LOVE for our fellow man, woman, child and unborn child.
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Overview of the Podcast – Lent a Time of Mercy
As we begin Lent in this Year of Mercy we join in prayer with Fr Bill Rousch of Burlington.
Knights all over this state are preparing Fish Fries – I mean its Lent right? Knights may be synonymous with great Lenten fish fries but even more so Knights are connected to corporal and spiritual works of mercy as much as Lent is connected to fish. Even more than fried fish these works of mercy are the hallmarks of true Knighthood.
Find more on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy from the USCCB.
We’ve heard a lot from the men of St Augustin’s this year and we return again to one of their senior Knights Don Hauser. Don entertains me with stories of his Knights activities and the aid given to those in need.
There are many who need help and Don is emblematic of so many Knights who step up to offer assistance. Their coats for kids program has been a resounding success.
Why are you a Knight? This is a question we frequently ask Knights we meet. I was at an exemplification in Manson Iowa several weeks ago and had a chance to get Loren Burbach’s answer to this Knightly question.
Like so many Knights Loren is connected most to the fraternity he has developed with members of his own council – and continues to build it up as they work together meeting the needs of their parish.
Last summer I began hearing about a Knight from Harlan who was inspiring others to get more involved. I wanted to meet this Orlando Gil and despite several attempts was not able until we ran into each other at the fourth degree exemplification in Harlan this January. Orlando and I spoke just after he completed the degree work about his journey with the Knights.
Orlando is leading the Harlan Knights on a journey to build up more fraternity. I’m inspired by their recent blog series “Why am I a Knight” and encourage you to read it for your selves. See Harlan Knight’s Blog
Why are you a Knight — Orlando challenges all of us to not only answer this question but to share it with others – to inform, inspire and yes to invite others to join the Knights.
You can read my own answer to this question in coming weeks on the Harlan Knights blog.
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I’m Mike Gaspers, thank you for listening. Feeling inspired? Then act courageously and with love to put your faith into action by word and by deeds. Don’t forget to March with us this Saturday!
Interested in the Band of Brothers? Contact a Knight or your parish priest and we will bring you into this fraternity of Catholic men.
Knight Life is a production of the Iowa Knights of Columbus.