Surrounded by fellow Knights and Sir Knights of Peter Claver at St. Juliana Church in Alexandria, Bishop David Talley was initiated Nov. 4 into the Knights of Peter Claver Third Degree, joining St. Juliana Council #268.
Shortly after being initiated into the Knights of Peter Claver, Bishop Talley was exemplified as a Fourth Degree Knight by supreme officers from the national office, the Louisiana state office and Assembly #27 Faithful Navigator. Father August Thompson, a Fourth Degree Knight of Peter Claver and the first black priest ordained in the Diocese of Alexandria, was present for the induction.
Bishop Talley has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years, but has desired to be a Knight of Peter Claver since the first years of his priestly service.
After the Fourth Degree exemplification at St. Juliana, a reception was held at the activity building in honor of all of Knights and Sir Knights of Peter Claver.