Dear Brother Knight,
More than 200 active duty and veteran military personnel are journeying to France this week as part of the annual Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage, organized by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and supported by the Knights of Columbus. This event, held in conjunction with the annual International Military Pilgrimage, will draw tens of thousands of troops, veterans and others from around the world to the famous shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
We welcome you to be a part of this experience, from the Candlelight Vigil to the Marian Procession to the video testimonials shared by those whose attendance has been made possible in no small part by the generous contributions of our Knights.
For a glimpse into the week to come, check out the latest video in our Everyday Heroes series, Warrior for Christ.
“It is very easy to lose faith or suffer both physically and spiritually, but the healing we have enjoyed, both during our trip to Lourdes and since returning, is something that I wish we could share with all of our fellow service members, particularly those in suffering.” — Jonathan A., Marine Corps, Warrior Pilgrim 2017
1st Sgt. Sompaul Vorapanich of the U.S. Army Special Force became a Knight during his deployment in Afghanistan and this year helps lead our pilgrims in Lourdes. Warrior for Christ shares his personal testimony to the power of prayer and brotherhood.