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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.

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Mar 18, 2019
Take Heart and Look Up: 10 Suggestions for a Fruitful Lent

Ash Wednesday is now in the past, and maybe you’re disheartened at how you have failed to follow through on your Lenten resolutions. Here’s the good news: “For he says, ‘At the acceptable time I

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Mar 17, 2019
This Lent, Give Up … Yourself!

Sometimes—make that often!—it is so difficult to come to grips with the fact that we aren’t in control—that we can’t control our circumstances, what others do, what happens in our families, what happens in our

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Mar 17, 2019
Bible Verses, Quotes, and Images to Inspire You During Lent

“He seeks us before we dream of seeking Him; He knocks before we invite Him in; He loves us before we respond.”—Venerable Fulton J. Sheen “But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings,

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Mar 16, 2019
Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem

This short but meaningful prayer by St. Ephrem of Syria, deacon (c. 306-373) is still used by both the Byzantine Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church during Lent. You can pray this whenever you’d like,

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22mar(mar 22)8:00 pm24(mar 24)1:00 pmRosary and Eucharist Retreat

27marAll Day29Camp Kateri

27mar8:30 am12:40 pmCatholics at the Capitol

05apr7:15 pmPink Sisters Holy HourJoin us for an hour of adoration offered for vocations.

15apr5:00 pmChrism Mass

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Mar 7, 2019
Knights Assist with Eucharistic Family Rosary Crusade

In 2018 our very own Bishop James Conley launched the Eucharistic Family Rosary Crusade in the diocese of Lincoln. This crusade has three phases, all with the goal of promoting daily family rosaries and increasing

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Feb 25, 2019
Brothers Lead Confirmation Retreat

  On Saturday, February 23, Brother Julian and Brother John were blessed to assist with a Confirmation retreat in South Sioux City, Nebraska, for students preparing for the sacrament. The day included Holy Mass, spiritual

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Feb 22, 2019
Brother Michael Involved with Catholic Campus Ministry Retreat

  From February 17-21, our very own Brother Michael assisted with the Busy Person’s Retreat at the Newman Center of Southeastern Missouri State University. This type of retreat is designed for college students who desire

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Feb 21, 2019
New Page of Eucharistic Reflections Added

We recently added a new page to our site. This amazing page has daily Eucharistic reflections, 366 in all (including one for leap year!). Be inspired every day of the year! Visit the page: https://www.knightsoftheholyeucharist.com/daily-eucharistic-reflections/.

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