Although commonly viewed as an organization of “retired women” who serve cookies and tea, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas are actively involved in a number of charitable projects. The only requirement is to be Catholic and 18 years old.
You may have seen them at a special Mass, or perhaps a funeral – ladies dressed in black dresses and veils and men wearing black berets and white capes. Most often, their style of dress does prompt a second glance and a fleeting thought of who or what they might be.
You can recognize them anywhere -- those men wearing plumed hats (chapeaus), brightly colored capes, white gloves and swords dangling from their hips.
You’ll find them dressed in their formal regalia at Catholic ceremonies, including ordinations and special Masses.
The Knights of Peter Claver was founded in 1909 as an organization to allow African Americans full membership in a Catholic fraternity. The organization was incorporated in 1911 at Mobile, Alabama.
The Tekakwitha Conference is the voice, presence and identity of indigenous Catholics of North America under the protection and inspiration of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.
Manna House is a place where people of all ages and all walks of life receive a hot, nutritious meal served 365 days a year in a clean, welcoming environment. Many of the people who come to Manna House are either homeless or living on very meager earnings.
Administered by the congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrow for the care and training of individuals with developmental disabilities in Louisiana from the ages of five to thirty-five.
It is no coincidence that the word "grand" appears before every officer title in the Order of the Fleur de Lis. Afterall, each member of this distinguished group of Catholic men had to earn the honor of accomplishing some "grand" things in his faith life in order to be a member.
Radio Maria USA is a Catholic radio network, headquartered in Alexandria, Louisiana, and is part of the World Family of Radio Maria.
They don't stand out in regard to who they are, but what they do plays an important role in the mission of the church. Their role is so important that they even have a special relationship with the Vatican.
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