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Knights of the Holy Eucharist

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Founded by Mother Angelica in 1998, the Knights of the Holy Eucharist is an active-contemplative Franciscan community dedicated to adoring Jesus our Eucharistic King, while striving to observe the Gospels in imitation of St. Francis through a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience for the sake of the Kingdom.

The Knights of the Holy Eucharist exist to adore Our Eucharistic Lord; serve the Church, whatever the need; and pray for the whole Church and the world. Their primary mission is fostering fervent devotion to Our Lord in the Eucharist. They serve the Church and the world by Eucharistic adoration, prayer for the requests they receive from all over the world, and works of evangelization.

Our Blessed Mother is a great source and example for the Knights’ consecrated life, as she was the first to give a complete and total “yes” (cf. Lk. 1:38) to having the Word in her life. She received Him, carried Him, gave birth to the Word made flesh (cf. Jn. 1:14) and adored Him. Mary was, in many ways, a tabernacle. She held the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ within her and contemplated all things in her heart (cf. Lk. 2:19). The Knights strive to follow Mary in this way of love.

Just as Mary received the beloved disciple at the foot of the cross, she is mother, advocate and protector of the Knights as well. The Knights make a Total Consecration of their life to Jesus through Mary, so as to be able to say “Totus Tuus”: “I belong entirely to you, and all that I have is yours. I take you for my all. O Mary, give me your heart” (True Devotion to Mary by Saint Louis de Montfort).

Biographical Information

Founder: Mother Mary Angelica, P.C.P.A.

Foundation: 1998

Ecclesial Recognition: Recognized and canonically approved by the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska

Membership: United States, Philippines


Lay/Religious: religious

Individual/Community: community

Commitment/Vows: poverty, chastity, obedience

Purpose and Activities

Overall Purpose: To foster reverent devotion to Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist

Apostolic commitments: To serve the Church, whatever the need

Marian Characteristics

Major Inspirations: Our Lady as the first to give a complete, total “yes” to having the Word in her life; Our Lady as mother, advocate, and protector

General Marian Characteristics: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

Spiritual\Devotional Exercises: Daily Rosary

Pastoral/Apostolic Endeavors: Spreading devotion to Our Lady through spiritual talks; assisting with and participating in Marian events, such as the diocesan Family Rosary Crusade


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