Tennessee Knights of Columbus Men of the Hour

A Handmaid KofC, News

Old tales are full of stories of people being rescued by knights in shining armor, but this year, Tennessee Knights of Columbus are learning to do this rescuing on their knees. We often associate Knights of Columbus with what they do, what actions they take, what services they tangibly provide. But the Men of the Hour are adding something deeper to …

Running of the Rose 2019

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We are grateful once again to the Knights of Columbus for enabling us to participate in the Silver Rose pilgrimage. Knights Dennis Knauss and Bud Noe delivered the Rose from Notre Dame parish in Greenville for an overnight stay at our Monastery. The entire community had a special holy hour Sunday evening and look forward to the hours of prayer …

Pray for Priests This Lent

A Handmaid Priests

This Lent the Knights of Columbus of Tennessee are praying a special Novena for their priests as they actively seek ways to support and assist their shepherds. We hope you will consider joining us in praying for our priests. Have a blessed Lent! Download the PDF here: Lenten Novena for Priests – English or Lenten Novena for Priests – Spanish

Honoring Our Lady, Help of Persecuted Christians

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On January 1st, 2019, the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, we were blessed and privileged to celebrate the beginning of this new year in a unique way honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thanks to the generosity of the Knights of Columbus, we were able to receive and house the icon of Our Lady, Help of Persecuted Christians …

Say “Cheese!” and Support The Shield!

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Say Cheese! Or Mac N’ Cheese. Or 50 pounds of Mac N’ Cheese and a corresponding mountain of coleslaw. What does this have to do with supporting police officers and the Knights of Columbus? How do cloistered nuns ‘help out’ at a fund raiser in the city? From our cloister of course! With Knights of Columbus delivering the needed supplies …

Overnight visit of the Silver Rose traveling to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico

Running of the Rose 2018

A Handmaid KofC, News

Once again we are privileged to host the Silver Rose on its pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico. The Rose will be staying overnight this week at Cor Jesu Monastery as some parishes in the Diocese of Knoxville also gather in prayer around the Rose as it makes it journey from Canada, through the United States, and finally …

Of Bats and Knights

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Our wildlife encounters recently ranged from snakes, mice, fawns, and baby birds to lizards and tree frogs vying for the best prayerful locations in our Chapel and Oratories. But our cartoon this week refers to our latest insect-reducing friends: bats. And more especially, it involves our ongoing relations with the Knights of Columbus, highlighting just one of the many times …

Still smiling after all the hard work!

Knights Move The Library!

A Handmaid Monastery, News

Knights of Columbus To The Rescue! On September 19th, 2015 a significant step was completed in the move of our old library to the new Cor Jesu Monastery when nearly 6,000 books were carried from our storage area into the still-to-be-assembled library areas of the building. Knights and Knights-to-be came from Sacred Heart Cathedral for the all day moving marathon. …

The beautiful face of Our Lady

Our Lady of Guadalupe Image

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Rare High Quality Copy of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe Visits Handmaids The Sisters in Benton celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a unique and privileged way thanks to the extreme generosity of Father Stice, the Knights of Columbus Council 8396, and all the parishioners at Saint Mary’s parish in Athens, TN. It was a joy …