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.
We live our lives based on eight foundational pillars.
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.
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It’s time to celebrate once again! The Solemnity of Corpus Christi comes every year, but there should be an even larger emphasis on this Eucharistic feast within the United States due to the NationalRead More
The incredible act of adoration
…they cast down their crowns before the throne, singing, “Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by your will they existed andRead More
Jesus Waits for You!
There is a lesser-known fact among practicing Catholics, it is that within the majority of our Catholic parish communities, there is a tabernacle, and inside that tabernacle is Jesus Himself. He waits for souls toRead More
Childlikeness and Eucharistic Adoration
Silence is key for Eucharistic Adoration. A lot of people can try to fill Adoration with time and schedule out their period of adoration, but personally, I believe that this practice takes away fromRead More
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Join Us for an Inspiring Retreat!
We are happy to announce that Fr. Zachary of the Mother of God, S.O.L.T., will return to Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly, Nebraska, for the Eucharistic Adoration Retreat, October 7-9, 2022!Read More
New Friary Established!
The Knights are blessed and happy to announce that we have a new friary! On September 23, Brother Maximilian and Brother Anthony moved into our new friary, the former rectory of Saint Mary’s Catholic ChurchRead More
The Knights and St. Francis in the News!
Along with our Holy Father St. Francis, the Knights were honored to be featured in an article on the Lincoln Diocese’s newspaper and news website. Check it out here!Read More
Knights Debut New YouTube Series
Br. Angelo has recorded a new series of reflections on the Beatitudes, which were given to us by Jesus Himself. The episodes are sure to inspire you to live the Beatitudes in your walk withRead More