Blessed McGivney Relic Will  Be Venerated in Manhattan 


A first-class bone relic of Blessed Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be offered for veneration at Holy Family Church, 315 E. 47th St. in Manhattan, following the 11 a.m. Mass this Sunday, Feb. 27. 

Brian Caulfield, of the Knights  of  Columbus headquarters in New Haven, Conn., who is vice postulator for the cause of canonization, will deliver a talk on the process for sainthood, the relevance of Father McGivney to today’s  Catholics, the miracle that brought Father McGivney to beatification and the additional miracle needed to be identified for canonization.  

Father McGivney was beatified in October 2020. A priest serving in Connecticut, he ministered during the Russian flu pandemic and died of complications of pneumonia at age 38 in 1890. Caulfield, born and raised in midtown Manhattan, attended Mass at Holy Family as a youngster in the 1960s. He is a former reporter for Catholic New York.


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