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The Knights of Columbus Founder:
In February 1882, the Knights
of Columbus were formed. On March 29, the Connecticut legislature granted a
charter to the Knights of Columbus, formally establishing it as a legal
corporation. The Order's principles in 1882 were "Unity" and "Charity." The
concepts of "Fraternity" and "Patriotism" were added later. Each of these ideals
played a major role in ceremonials from the beginning. The Columbus-linked
themes, says historian Christopher J. Kauffman, "reverberated with pride in the
American promise of liberty, equality and opportunity."
For more information about Fr.
Michael J. McGivney, click his image.
The Fr. McCormick Council 3880
is proud to carry this man's ideals and beliefs forward.