Fourth Degree Minnesota District of the Marquette Province


                        PATRIOTIC DEGREE


Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they be Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.


We support the nation that we belong to. We are proud of our devotion to our country. And above all else we are proud of our devotion to God. Every person who serves our country, at every level and in every function, is deserving of and likely in need of our prayers. So, informed by the other pillars of our order (Charity, Unity, and Fraternity), we reach out in prayer to our leaders and our fellow citizens asking God that he shower down his many graces upon them that they, and we, might be able to build up a great nation that lives to serve our Lord and help people on their journey to heaven.


We really do live in one of the greatest nations ever and the reason for this is that for so long Christian morals and values have been fundamental to our way of life. May we, as Knights strive to live out these Christian values that we may continue to build up our country and model what Patriotism is all about.


Blessed Fr. McGivney, pray for us!

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