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Venerable Michael McGivney

In fidelity to the vision of Fr. McGivney, may you continue to seek new ways of being a spiritual force for the renewal of the Church in holiness, unity, and truth.
Pope St. John Paul II

    Facts about Ven. Michael McGivney

  • He was born in 19th-century Connecticut as the first of 13 children.
  • At age 29, he founded the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal benefit society.
  • He was a holy and hardworking parish priest for 12 years until his death at age 38. Today, the Knights of Columbus consists of nearly 2 million members.