Today is the principle feast of the Knights of Lepanto and MaryVictix.com, so happy Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady of Victories to one and all.
I have been doing a lot of reading of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe’s writings lately. These writings are the basis of our order’s spirituality and of the work we do. I have been reflecting a great deal on the original inspiration for my own vocation and on the essential characteristics of our work.
When the Knights of Lepanto was founded, I remember being concerned about the absence of men from the life of the Church in general and from the MIM specifically, and I wanted to do something about it. A masculine approach to spirituality, that is, prayer translated into action, seemed to be the order of the day. And indeed it was. Continue reading