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History of the Rosary

I. The origins of the Rosary: from Psalter to Ave Maria



In order to understand how the devotion of the Rosary developed, one must look above all to another, much older form of piety: the recitation of the psalms. Since the very beginnings of Christianity the psalter has enjoyed the primary place as form of prayer, both collective and personal. Composed of 150 psalms, the psalter is divided - probably by Origen (d. 254 A.D.) - into three equal parts of 50 psalms…

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Added by Andy Milam on March 25, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Orderwide Day of Prayer for the Unborn Child

Day of Prayer for the Unborn Child

Wednesday 25 March 2015, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

General information:  http://www.kofc.org/un/en/prolife/day_of_unborn/

Information specific to Iowa:  See Iowa Program Director's report in the March 2015 edition of "…

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Added by Decorah Knights on March 24, 2015 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Knights of Columbus App

Pass the word.  Knightline has announce a new app that gives a great overview of our work in Charity, our Faith based programs and how the Knights of Columbus provides Security to their families.  Just type in "Join Us" and download the app.

Added by Dennis Fredericksen on March 24, 2015 at 7:53pm — 1 Comment

Decorah Knights Council 4208 thanks all who participated in the 2015 Spring Dinner

The Decorah Knights of Columbus Council 4208 thanks all who participated in the annual Spring Dinner fundraiser today in Saint Benedict's parish hall, Sunday 22 March 2015.  Brother Knights prepared, served, and tore down after the meal, and they had plenty of help from family and friends.  Members of Saint Benedict's parish as well as friends from…

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Added by Decorah Knights on March 22, 2015 at 6:13pm — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, March 22, 2015

Please send a message to your Senator today in support of House File 573. The bill requires that prior to performing an abortion, a physician must certify that the woman has undergone an ultrasound imaging of the baby and that the woman was given the opportunity to view the ultrasound image.

Abortion is a very difficult and personal issue. It is very important that the mother have access to all relevant information…

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Added by Tom Chapman on March 22, 2015 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Inspirational interview of Denison Knights' Grand Knight on the Knight Life radio program

The Knight Life radio program for 4 March 2015 features an inspirational interview of Denison Council Grand Knight Kelly Tornow.

Added by Decorah Knights on March 22, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

2015 Supreme Representative to Iowa Knights of Columbus Convention is Announced

March 12th

Gary Nolan, Vice President for Fraternal Training and Ceremonials has been assigned by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson to be the Supreme Council representative at the 114th Iowa Knights of Columbus Convention in Coralville.…

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Added by State Deputy Iowa KofC on March 19, 2015 at 7:03pm — 2 Comments

THIS COMING SUNDAY: DELICIOUS SPRING DINNER IN DECORAH

Decorah Knights of Columbus Annual Spring Dinner will be held Sunday March 22, 2015 at Saint Benedict's Parish Hall in Decorah. 

The menu is Yankee Beef Pot Roast, hot vegetable, real mashed potatoes, salad, beverages, and dessert.…

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Added by Decorah Knights on March 18, 2015 at 11:45pm — No Comments

The Ave Maria

We normally think of the Lord’s Prayer as the prayer received from God, but the Hail Mary is another such prayer. The difference is that the Lord’s Prayer was received from God: from Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself; whereas the Hail Mary was received indirectly from God: from the Angel Gabriel who brought the annunciation from the Most Holy Trinity, and from St. Elisabeth who blessed the Holy Virgin on the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. The words of the Angel Gabriel began: Hail full of Grace…

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Added by Andy Milam on March 18, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

New Facebook Page for Perry's St. Jude's Council

Please take a moment to check out our new Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/perryiaknights

Suggestions are welcome.

Added by Perry Knights on March 17, 2015 at 9:33pm — 1 Comment

Decorah Knights Day of Prayer for the Unborn Child Wed 25 March 2015

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Decorah Knights are encouraged to spend time in Eucharistic adoration before the exposed blessed Sacrament in Saint Benedict's Church building from 7 - 8 pm on Wed 25 March.

Added by Decorah Knights on March 17, 2015 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Supreme Council Policies re: Knights of Columbus Events & Public Officials

You may have perhaps been made aware of issues that arose in Virginia concerning a 2015 Saint Patrick's Day Parade. For more information, please visit the Virginia Knights of Columbus and Diocese of…

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Added by Jason Follett on March 17, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Encyclical of Pope Pius XII Ingruentium Malorum on reciting the Rosary

But it is above all in the bosom of the family that We desire the custom of the Holy Rosary to be everywhere adopted, religiously preserved, and ever more intensely practiced. In vain is a remedy sought for the wavering fate of civil life, if the family, the principle and foundation of the human community, is not fashioned after the pattern of the Gospel.

To undertake such a difficult duty, We affirm that the custom of the family recitation of the Holy Rosary is a most efficacious…

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Added by Andy Milam on March 16, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - March 16, 2015

The Iowa House passed House File 573 last Thursday by a vote of 57-39. The bill requires that prior to performing an abortion, a physician must certify that the woman has undergone an ultrasound imaging of the baby and that the woman was given the opportunity to view the ultrasound image. HF 573 supports an informed consent process for women and would reduce the number of abortions. The bill moves to the Iowa Senate. We’ll have an updated alert soon.

Please…

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Added by Tom Chapman on March 16, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

Preamble to the Constitution of the State of Iowa

"WE THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF IOWA, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of those blessings, do ordain and establish a free and independent government, by the name of the State of Iowa..."

Clearly, the people who formed the government of the State of Iowa, and who requested and received admission to the Union, recognized the intimate relationship between free government and the God Who gives people the…

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Added by Davis Assembly on March 15, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Knight and Family of the Month

Joseph Pollpeter

State Family Director

February State Knight and Family of the Month                            

 

 

Congratulations to Brother Knight Kevin Emanuel and his family for being chosen February Family of the Month. Kevin is member of Council 8702.  Kevin’s family, wife Kate and daughters, Sonia and Suzanne enjoy being a together as a family. They regularly attend Mass together when everyone is home. Kevin is…

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Added by Joseph Pollpeter on March 14, 2015 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

20th Annual Eastern Iowa KofC Campout Set for Late August 2015

The 20th Annual Eastern Iowa KofC Campout will be held at the Walnut Acres Campgrounds in Monticello on 28-30 August 2015. Join us for a weekend of camping like you are in Hawaii.

Registration will be open Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

The fun…

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Added by Jason Follett on March 12, 2015 at 4:38pm — No Comments

The Battle of Lepanto and the development of devotion towards the Holy Rosary

The sixteenth century was marked by the expansion of the Ottoman Empire. The Turks, who already occupied most of the Mediterranean, Northern Africa, the Middle East and the Balkanic Peninsula, were threatening Western Europe. They took Belgrade in 1521, held Rhodes the following year, and then invaded Hungary and sieged Vienna in 1529. They were driven back by a tiny margin and run aground at Malta, retreating to take Cyprus, a then Venitian possession.

Faced with the Turkish threat,…

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Added by Andy Milam on March 11, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Storm Lake to Host 2015 Iowa KofC Golf Tournament

To download the registration form,…

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Added by Jason Follett on March 11, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

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