Our motto: Contra Mundum!

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A reproduction of the Round Table hanging on the wall of Winchester castle.

 

The Knights of the Virgin

        We are an organization of Catholic men that have banded together to take a stand against the encroachments of secularism in our Church and in our society.  We meet weekly to study the Faith and prepare to make St. Louis De Montfort’s total consecration to Jesus through Mary.  We value tradition and commit ourselves to live out the old Code of Chivalry.  We train together to become certified as armed security guards and voluntarily guard our parish churches, schools, and neighbors. 

        More so, we are building something together as we grow from parish to parish, at the end state we plan to establish a new military order of Knights with a patrimony that goes back more than a thousand years and this is how we will be defined:

 

        The Knights of the Virgin is an international military lay order of Catholic knighthood which, by solemn vow, strives to live out the code of chivalry in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and in accordance with the Montfortian Marian consecration.

 

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Our Patroness: we place ourselves under the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God and honor Her under all of Her titles.

"We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin."

This most-ancient Christian prayer to Our Lady perfectly captures the spirituality of our Order.

Each Knight places himself under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and consecrates himself to Jesus through Mary.

 

 

"To Jesus Through Mary"

The heart of our order’s spirituality is the Marian devotion of St. Louis De Montfort and St. Maximillian Kolbe. This devotion has as its central features:

  • Total consecration to Jesus through Mary
  • Love of the Cross
  • A special commitment to pray the Most Holy Rosary

 

 

 

The Meaning of our Heraldry

Knights Logo

 

  • Field Per Pale - (The shield is split in half with two different fields of background colors.  From the perspective of the shield bearer the left side is referred to as "sinister" and the right side is referred to as "dexter".)
  • Sinister Field Argent - (White Background).  Signifies: truth, sincerity, peace, innocence and purity. Furthermore, there may be a symbolic connection between the white round shields referred to in the 6th century poem Y-Goddodin and the legendary Round Table of King Arthur.
  • Sinister Gules Charge - (Red) cross.  Signifies: magnanimity, military strength, warrior and martyr. Portrays the cross of Saint Ambrose, St. George’s cross, St. Martin of Tours reference, & the crusader cross.
  • Dexter Field Sable - (Black).  Signifies: wisdom, grief, constancy and prudence. The darkness of the world, death (calls to mind the masonic lodge’s checkered floor as our field of battle is in enemy territory and we are Contra Mundum).
  • Dexter Charge Argent - (White) destrier statant guardant (charger standing & on guard) knight, the paladin chess piece at the service of the Queen.

 

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help

     

      The formation and education of the great Saints, who shall come at the end of the world, are reserved for Her. For it is only that singular and miraculous Virgin who can produce, in union with the Holy Ghost, singular and extraordinary things.

 

      I have said that this would come to pass particularly at the end of the world, and indeed presently, because the Most High with His holy Mother has to form for Himself great Saints, who shall surpass most of the other Saints in sanctity, as much as the cedars of Lebanon outgrow the little shrubs ...

 

      These great souls, full of grace and zeal, shall be chosen to match themselves against the enemies of God, who shall rage on all sides; and they shall be singularly devout to our Blessed Lady, illuminated by Her light, nourished by Her milk, led by Her spirit, supported by Her arm, and sheltered under Her protection, so that they shall fight with one hand and build with the other. With one hand they shall fight, overthrow, and crush the heretics with their heresies, the schismatics with their schisms, the idolaters with their idolatries, and the sinners with their impieties. With the other hand they shall build the temple of the true Solomon, and the mystical city of God; that is to say, the most holy Virgin, called by the holy Fathers the temple of Solomon and the city of God. By their words and their examples they shall bend the whole world to true devotion to Mary. This shall bring upon them many enemies; but it shall also bring many victories and much glory for God alone.
 

      ... and, finally, She must shine forth in grace, in order to animate and sustain the valiant soldiers and faithful servants of Jesus Christ, who shall do battle for His interests.  And, lastly, Mary must be terrible to the devil and his crew, as an army ranged in battle, principally in these latter times, because the devil, knowing that he has but little time, and now less than ever, to destroy souls, will every day redouble his efforts and his combats. He will presently raise up new persecutions, and will put terrible snares before the faithful servants and true children of Mary, whom it gives him more trouble to surmount than it does to conquer others.

 

      But what will they be like, these servants, these slaves, these children of Mary?  They will be ministers of the Lord who, like a flaming fire, will enkindle everywhere the fires of divine love.  They will become, in Mary's powerful hands, like sharp arrows, with which she will transfix Her enemies.

      They shall be as the sons of Levi, well purified by the fires of great tribulation, and closely joined to God; who shall carry the gold of love in their heart, the frankincense of prayer in their spirit, and the myrrh of mortification in their body; and they shall be every where the sweet fragrance of Jesus Christ to the poor and to the little, while they shall be an odour of death to the great, to the rich, and to the proud worldlings.


      They will be like thunder-clouds flying through the air at the least breath of the Holy Ghost; attached to nothing, surprised at nothing, troubled at nothing, they will shower down the rain of God's word and of eternal life. They shall thunder against sin; they shall storm against the world; they shall strike down the devil and his crew; and they shall pierce through and through, for life or for death, with the two-edged sword of the God's word, all those to whom they shall be sent on the part of the Most High.
 

      They shall be the true apostles of the latter times, to whom the Lord of Hosts shall give eloquence and strength to work wonders and to carry off glorious spoils from His enemies.  They shall sleep without gold or silver, and, what is more, without care, in the midst of the other priests, ecclesiastics, and clerics; and yet they shall have the silvered wings of the dove, to go, with the pure intention of the glory of God and the salvation of souls, wheresoever the Holy Ghost shall call them. Neither shall they leave behind them, in the places where they have preached, any thing but the gold of charity, which is the accomplishment of the whole law.

 

      In a word, we know that they shall be true disciples of Jesus Christ, who, marching in the footsteps of His poverty, humility, contempt of the world, and charity, shall teach the strait way of God in the pure truth, according to the holy Gospel, and not according to the maxims of the world. Their hearts will not be troubled, nor will they show favor to anyone; they will not spare or heed or fear any man, however powerful he may be.
 

      They shall have the two-edged sword of the Word of God in their mouths and the blood stained standard of the Cross on their shoulders. They will carry the crucifix in their right hand and the rosary in their left and the sacred names of Jesus and Mary on their hearts.  The simplicity and self-sacrifice of Jesus will be reflected in their whole behavior.

 

      Such are the great men who are to come.  By the will of God Mary is to prepare them to extend His rule over the impious and unbelievers.  But when and how will this come about?  Only God knows.  For our part we must yearn and wait for it in silence and in prayer ... "I have waited and waited."

 

-Saint Louis De Montfort

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