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We are an active-contemplative Franciscan community dedicated to adoring Jesus our Eucharistic King, while striving to observe the Gospels in imitation of St. Francis through a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience for the sake of the Kingdom.

Who We Are

The Knights were founded by Mother Mary Angelica

The Knights were founded by Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, P.C.P.A., on July 25, 1998, feast day of St. James. The spirit of St. Francis, the “Knight-Errant of Assisi,” became a role model for the new Knights; this spirit was demonstrated by St. Francis’ deep sense of faith, fiery enthusiasm for Christ, and readiness to battle for His kingdom on earth.

OUR BELIEFS

We live our lives based on eight foundational pillars.

WHOLEHEARTED DEVOTION TO OUR EUCHARISTIC KING
Eucharistic
GENUINELY DEVOTED TO OUR BLESSED MOTHER
Marian
ABSOLUTE LOYALTY TO THE SUPREME PONTIFF AND THE CHURCH
Ecclesial
THE FRANCISCAN TRADITION, HERITAGE AND SPIRITUALITY
Franciscan
A LIFE OF COMMUNITY AND FRATERNITY
Fraternity
A SPIRITUAL LIFE OF ADORATION AND PRAYER
Prayer
LIFE OF WORK AND SERVICE
Work
AN APOSTOLIC LIFE OF EUCHARISTIC EVANGELIZATION
Apostolate

The Knights taking Seminary Classes - St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, Nebraska

The Knights’ intellectual formation is not just for themselves, but for the service of the Church and of the world. What the Knights are learning will aid them in their important mission. The intellectual life exists in a mutual relationship with the spiritual life, each enabling the other to reach greater heights. At the heart of this formation is the aim to develop more and more a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Liturgical
Services
The Knights are to be well trained in serving both the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) and the Ordinary Form (Novus Ordo) of the Mass, so that they are ready to train servers giving Our Lord due reverence and devotion.
TOURS OF
DUTY
Men between 18-30 seeking to rekindle and deepen their relationship with God can visit for a “Tour of Duty”. Partake in the life of service and adoration. It's a unique opportunity to "pilgrim" with the Knights as they work, pray, and live together in community.
YOUTH
PROGRAMS
The future of the world and of the Church passes through the family. The Knights get involved in youth ministry at local parishes and Summer Leadership camps. Young people need to see the Faith joyfully lived out.
VOCATIONAL
COUNSELING
Life is a journey through time, but it is also, for each soul, a journey from what a man is to what God intends him to be. Some men struggle to discern whether God has called them to the priesthood or the consecrated life. We offer counseling to help them find clarity.
SERVING OUR
BISHOP
The Knights are joined to the Holy Catholic Church as branches to the stem, and therefore acknowledge and humbly respect the authority of her pastors, especially the Bishops of the places where the Knights live and work. Through prayer, penance, and the work of their apostolate, the Knights promote the spiritual good of the Universal Church.
Church and Event
Speaking
The Knights often speak at many events throughout the year. They also speak on radio as well as filming a video series on True Devotion to Mary according to St. Louis de Montfort. They want to make this available to everyone and anyone who wants to join Our Lady's army during these times.
Knights in Action

Giving back to the community and church.

Help Us Continue Our Mission

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Blog | Events | News

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Sep 8, 2018
Glamour versus Grace

One of the most moving things I have ever read came from an unexpected place: the forward to a biography of a saint. I hadn’t even made it into the book itself, properly speaking. It

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Sep 7, 2018
Protecting the Heart Amidst a World of Concerns

Life today is one worry after another, isn’t it? Just because you have faith, and are not wrapped up in concerns like global warming, pandemics and population growth, doesn’t mean you are free from worry

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Sep 6, 2018
How to Treat Girls

I had a really interesting conversation with a friend the other day. As we were developing our thoughts, I tried to think of the right analogy to explain the fact that sexuality is not something

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Sep 5, 2018
God’s Will and my Will

There are two types of errors about the relationship between my will and God’s will: they never agree, they always agree. I am sure that if you thought enough about it, you could think of

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Events Events - View All

14sep7:00 pmEucharistic Holy Hour of reparationEucharistic holy hours to pray for victims of sexual abuse and to make reparation

17sep7:00 pmGlobal Living Rosary with Bishop ConleyEvening of Eucharistic Adoration and Global Living Rosary

17sep7:00 pmParish Mission - North American MartyrsA Eucharistic Encounter with the Living Lord Jesus

22sep9:30 amMagnificat Prayer Breakfast - LincolnSpeaker is Angela Copenhaver

27sep(sep 27)7:00 pm30(sep 30)11:15 am2nd annual “Love Made Visible” Eucharistic Adoration RetreatFr. Zachary of the Mother of God

05oct7:15 pmPink Sisters Holy HourJoin us for an hour of adoration offered for vocations.

09oct7:00 pmGlobal Living Rosary with Bishop ConleyEvening of Eucharistic Adoration and Global Living Rosary

02nov(nov 2)7:00 pm04(nov 4)12:15 pmJesus, Please Heal MeFr. Craig Doty

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Sep 8, 2018
We Need Your Help

Dear Friend, because our community relies on Divine Providence, I rarely have to ask you for support, but that day has come.

Would you kindly consider a donation as part of your Lenten almsgiving?

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Sep 1, 2018
October Newsletter

It is with a heart overflowing with gratitude that I write this letter to you! Your prayerful and monetary support for our new home was a gift from God. The outpouring of love and support in remodeling our new home was simply a grace filled moment in the lives of the Knights as we are amazed at God and His Majesty. Thank you for responding.

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