Father Michael McGivney: The Priest Who Founded the Knights of the Columbus.
Who started Knights of Columbus?
The Knights of Columbus was founded by a Catholic priest, Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut on October 2, 1881, and incorporated under the laws of the U.S. state of Connecticut on March 29, 1882.
Are the Knights of Columbus affiliated with the Catholic Church?
The Knights of Columbus (K of C) is a global Catholic fraternal service order founded by Michael J. McGivney on March 29, 1882. Membership is limited to practicing Catholic men. … The organization was founded in March 1882 as a mutual benefit society for working-class and immigrant Catholics in the United States.
Who was Father Michael McGivney?
Christopher Columbus is the patron and namesake of the Knights.