SASKATOON — Members of the Knights of Columbus are called to lives of prayer and virtue, Bishop Albert Thévenot, M. Afr., of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert told some 90 men at a recent spiritual enrichment event in Saskatoon.
“Being a knight is not a certificate. It is not a card saying ‘I’m a knight.’ It is a way of life,” said Thévenot, state chaplain for the provincial wing of the Catholic men’s organization.
During a presentation at the men’s enrichment weekend held at Holy Spirit Parish, Thévenot called on Knights of Columbus to know and live their faith with integrity, to read the Bible and be men of prayer — not only at church but at home and at work.
“Do we spend time before God to ask, how was it today? How did I live as the man I’m supposed to be?”
The bishop challenged the men to be an example in service to others, engaged and involved, and living “true brotherhood” in the world. “Brotherly love is about the respect we have for one another, the love and care and interest we have in each other, the fact that we can really be there for one another. . . . That is fraternity.”
The world needs evangelizers who will set people’s hearts on fire for God by the way they are living, he said, stressing the importance of evangelizing by example and by attraction.
Some 90 men from around the province attended the event March 20 - 21. Other speakers were Bishop Emeritus Gerald Wiesner, OMI, Rev. Amanda Currie of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Saskatoon, and Rev. Steve Morrisey, CSsR.