Knights of Columbus

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Presentation of Icon to Bishop Kevin Vann
This icon has been in many parishes and homes in the Orange Chapter.
Left to right:  Joe Krochmalmy, President Orange Chapter Charities, Sonny Santa Ines, State Advocate
Bishop Kevin Vann, Dr. Ray Warriner, Past State Deputy, Rev. John Neneman, State Chaplain
Dr. Ronn Knowles, Orange Chapter President 


By Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight

For nearly 500 years, millions of people have shown great devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, struck by her words to Juan Diego, “Am I not your Mother?” From her first appearance at Tepeyac in 1531, she has bestowed on humanity a tender motherly concern, and this remains an important part of her message today. If we approach Our Lady of Guadalupe as our mother, then she is not only a mother to us, she is a mother to everyone. That means that we are all one family, despite our different countries and cultures.

With this truth in mind, the Knights of Columbus has embarked on a pilgrimage with Our Lady of Guadalupe, bearing her image from council to council, from parish to parish, to spread her message and her love. Through this Marian Prayer Program, we have a chance to gather as a family before the mother of humanity and offer our prayers and intentions. I know that this will be a time of grace for all our members and their families, and I pray that Our Lady of Guadalupe will bring us closer together as an Order, as a Church, as a community and as a world in need of her words of peace and unity.