In Service to One, In Service to All
Last Wednesday the Vatican announced the formal recognition of a miracle attributed to Venerable Father Michael McGivney, a priest from Connecticut who founded the Knights of Columbus, making him one step closer to sainthood.
With this announcement, the first American parish priest to be beatified, McGivney will soon be declared “blessed.” An additional miracle would need to be attributed to him in order for McGivney to be canonized as a saint, the Vatican said.
The Knights of Columbus said the miracle recognized by the pope concerned the medically inexplicable cure of a baby with a life-threatening condition. The baby was healed in utero in 2015 “after prayers by his family to Father McGivney.”
We are most grateful to the Queens County Conference of the Knights of Columbus for their continued donations of food, medical and cleaning supplies to our Residence during this pandemic. The beloved knights have made a very positive difference in the lives of our Residents.
On a happy note, last week the Knights of Columbus sent bagels, muffins and danish for our Residents and Staff. We all enjoyed this very special treat. To add to this, a group of our beloved knights came to Queen of Peace on Friday afternoon and stood outside to applaud the staff coming on duty and those going off duty. Keeping social distance, they each carried a poster of a heart containing the words “Thank You” in large red letters and a listing of all first responders and essential staff during this pandemic.
This was a true act of selfless love and respect from our beloved knights.