KNIGHTS DEVOTION TO THE BLESSED MOTHER One of the defining characteristics of the Knights of Columbus is its members’ deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Every Knight receives a rosary when he joins the Order and is encouraged to turn to Mary as his own Mother, so that she may lead him closer to her Son. Historically, Knights have expressed filial devotion to Mary under various titles, especially Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and of the Philippines, and the Immaculate Conception, likewise patroness of both the United States and the Philippines. The Order has been marked from the beginning by special reverence for Our Lady, demonstrated by prayer, pilgrimages, evangelization and education initiatives, and acts of charity. In particular, Knights have been ardent apostles of the holy rosary, spearheading numerous rosary distributions and prayer programs to promote this most powerful Marian devotion.
DAYTON FAMILY ROSARY RALLY The Family Rosary Rally is hosted by the Greater Dayton Chapter of the Knights of Columbus with financial support from the local Knights of Columbus councils and assemblies, private donations, and the local Dayton area parishes. The Family Rosary Rally provides the opportunity for Catholics in the Dayton area to join in prayer to our Lady for world peace, for an increase in vocations, and the sanctity of life. The Family Rosary Rally is free event.