THE first foundation of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines, the Columbian Farmers’ Aid Association (CFAA), was established ahead of the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI). It was founded in November of 1951 shortly before the closing of the Holy Year that was proclaimed by the Holy Father, Pope Pius XII. read more »
Presentation of KC Priests Officers
Originally established as Fr. Willmann Fund for Seminarians and then merged which Christopher Foundation, this was expanded in 2000 to become KC Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc. In its Articles of Incorporation amended on April 15, 1998, the following are its purposes: read more »
Prayer for the Beatification of Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ
Blessed are You, Almighty Father, source of all goodness and wisdom. Look down upon us Your children, who are trying to serve You with all our heart. Deign to raise Fr. George J. Willmann to the honors of the altar.
He was the prayerful, strong, dauntless model that we all need in this new era, he was a pastor in the care and formation of the youth; the relief of victims of war and violence; the alleviation of the suffering of the poor and the preservation and promotion of the sanctity of life, marriage and the family.
Make him the lamp on the lampstand giving light to all in the house. Make him the city set on the mountain, which cannot be hidden, so that all of us may learn from his courage, his integrity, his indomitable spirit in propagating and living the Gospel.
Through his intercession, bestow on us the favor we ask You in faith (pause here and silently entrust to the Lord your petitions). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.
This Foundation was established on October 21, 1970. It was organized in accordance with Sec 2(b) of Art. XIV of the By-Laws of KCFAPI which provides that some surplus funds of the Association would be allocated to said Foundation which will carry out religious, educational, social relief, war relief, public relief or any charitable work.
The purposes of the Foundation as amended in 1975 are:
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