One Good Priest

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Today is the dies natalis of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus. Father McGivney died 117 years ago today, at 38 years of age, in Waterbury, Connecticut. Father McGivney's remains are venerated in Saint Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Father McGivney is an example of stalwart priestly holiness and zeal for the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.

Father McGivney, like so many priests of his generation, was formed by the writings of Saint Alphonsus Maria Liguori. Saints generate saints. Holiness begets holiness.

For more information on Father McGivney contact The Guild.

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He looks stalwart!

To me he looks to be in a pensive state...not scary so much as drawn towards the heavenly, but yes, I like stalwart too.

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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