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Knights of Columbus Council Founded at the College of Saint Mary Magdalen
Jonathan Camara (class of 2013) founded the council with the assistance of the College’s chaplain, Father Neil Roy, and several other local councils. The first inductions took place in March and April of the 2012 spring semester.
“Having a Knights of Columbus council at the College of Saint Mary Magdalen brings the presence of a larger community of Catholic men onto campus, giving the men of the college the opportunity to put their faith into practice,” said Camara of the impact of the council’s establishment on the greater community.
The Knights of Columbus, founded in 1882, are often referred to as “the strong right arm of the Church.” The Order’s major objectives are to support the Church, facilitate programs of evangelization, promote Catholic education, participate in civic services, and aid those in need. With over 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members worldwide the Knights of Columbus are currently the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization.
The College’s newly founded council has some major initiatives planned for its first full year including working with the campus pro-life club (Spes vitae), assisting at the Warner Fall Foliage Festival, organizing different service projects around the school, as well as working with other local councils.
The Knights are currently planning another induction to first degree early in the 2012-2013 academic year as well as an induction to the second and third degrees.
The College of Saint Mary Magdalenis one of only 20 colleges in the U.S. to be named to the Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College (www.thenewmanguide.com). The College offers a classical liberal arts education through its Great Books Program. The College’s academic offerings and its collegiate culture are rooted in a commitment of unwavering fidelity to the traditions and magisterium of the Catholic Church.