Knights: Principle #1 Charity
For more than 135 years, the Knights of Columbus has been led by its first principle, charity, and the Little Sisters of the Poor have been the grateful recipients of that charity. The Knights are our big brothers, our guardian angels.
Within weeks of the beginnings of the pandemic, the Knights of Columbus reached out to many of our homes throughout the country to offer assistance. Our home in Maryland received food, cleaning supplies, and 1,000 masks. For our Home in Palatine, just outside of Chicago, the Knights held a water drive and delivered hundreds of cases of water. The Queens County Knights of Columbus Districts just outside of NYC delivered covid supplies as well.
For our home in Pawtucket, the Knights have always been at the ready and early in the pandemic the organization made extraordinary generous donations and provisions for Covid Relief. Most recently, the Knights responded enthusiastically to our annual Ham & Candy Drop appeal.
What a delight it was for us to welcome the Rev. Richard A. Donnelly Council #322 from St. Mark’s Parish in Cranston and the Warwick Council #2295 with their deliveries of more than 100 hams combined. What a comfort and blessing it is to know that we can always count on our dear and faithful Knights.
The hams collected and delivered by these two Councils in addition to hams and candy donated by Resident families and friends, have filled our freezers – a bounty for Easter Sunday dinner and dinners throughout the year. Easter Blessings, indeed. Thank you.