Knights of St. John

The Miracle of the Rosary Mission invites new members to the Knights of St. John. St. John was the apostle and evangelist chosen and loved dearly by the Lord. "To the virgin John, Christ, dying on the cross, entrusted his virgin mother...The disciple whom Jesus loved cried out: It is the Lord, alleluia." Like St. John, the Knights of St. John stand at the foot of the cross as faithful witnesses to Our Lord. We support our church leaders in sowing the seed of the good news of Christ to all. We assist our religious through our prayers in building a civilization of love. God revealed the mysteries of His Word through John the apostle. By prayer and reflection, we hope to assist them in  understanding the wisdom he taught and communicating it to the faithful.

The Knights of Saint John are those members who commit to undertaking a pilgrimage to the Cathedral or Co-Cathedral of a diocese to pray for the Holy Father, the Bishop of the diocese and his intentions, the auxiliary bishops, priests and all who assist the Bishop in shepherding the faithful of the diocese. Members are encouraged to make the pilgrimage weekly if possible. Those who are impeded from journeying to the Cathedral on a weekly basis are asked to try monthly.  Those who are unable to make the journey at all are asked to participate at home. When at the Cathedral, please offer the following prayers for the Holy Father, the Bishop of the diocese and his intentions, the auxiliary bishops, priests and all who assist the Bishop in shepherding the faithful of the diocese. 

KNIGHTS of  St. John Requirements

Prayer for Priests Daily
Divine Mercy Devotions Daily 
Rosary - 5 decades Daily 
The Chaplet of St. Michael Daily 
Act of Consecration  Daily
Works of Mercy Prayers (See Below) Weekly
Rosary of the Sorrows of Mary Weekly - Preferably Saturday 
Chaplet of Tears of Mary Weekly - Preferably Saturday 
Way of the Cross  Weekly - Friday
Psalms 22, 51, 136  Weekly - Friday
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Weekly
Fast/Abstinence Weekly - Friday

Canon 1250  -  All Fridays throughout the year are penitential days.

USCCB: Recommended on all Fridays of the year is prayer, penance and almsgiving for the sake of world peace. Abstinence from meat on other Fridays of the year is recommended, but  not required. 



Works of Mercy Prayers
Matthew 25:31-46 ( The Last Judgement)

31 “When the son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats, 33 and he wiil place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. 34 Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come O blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the word; 35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? 38 And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? 39 And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee? 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ 41 Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they will also answer, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to thee?’ 45 Then he will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.’ 46 And they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Works of Mercy

Opening Prayer:

        Jesus Christ taught that man not only receives and experiences the mercy of God, but that he is also called to practice mercy towards others. "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy" (Mt 5:7). The Church sees in these words a call to action and she tries to practice mercy.

For the grace to: Feed the hungry, Jesus, I trust in You. 

*Repeat for each act of Mercy 

Corporal Works of Mercy

For the grace to feed the hungry, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to  give drink to the thirsty, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to clothe the naked, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to visit the imprisoned, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to shelter the homeless, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to visit the sick, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to bury the dead, Jesus I trust in You

Spiritual Works of Mercy

For the grace to admonish the sinner, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to instruct the ignorant, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to counsel the doubtful, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to comfort the sorrowful, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to bear wrongs patiently, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to forgive all injuries, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to pray for the living and the dead, Jesus I trust in You

Militant Works of Mercy

For the grace to love our enemies, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to do good to those who hate me, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to bless those who curse me, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to pray for those who treat me badly, Jesus I trust in You
For the grace to pray for those who persecute me, Jesus I trust in You

Glory Be.......

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