Year End Donations

Knights and Ladies wishing to make a year end donation should send a check payable to EOHSJ Northern Lieutenancy and mail to

Sir Patrick L. Bridges, KGCHS
P.O. Box 31576
Omaha, NE 68131
Checks must be recievd by December 31 to qualify as a 2017 charitable donation for tax purposes.

Pilgrims Receive Shells

Pilgrim Shells

Our pilgrims met with Bishop Marcuzzo on October 18 and received their Pilgrim shells.  They said we were the largest group of Knights and Ladies so far this year.

Steve Ray is capturing and posting Youtube video of the Pilgrimage.  You can view the first video by clicking HERE

Video of the Knights and Ladies in Bethlehem HERE

His Eminence James Cardinal Stafford, KGCHS, Celebrates 60th Priesthood Ordination Anniversary

On Sunday, December 17, over 30 members of the Order participated in the 60th Priesthood Ordination Anniversary of His Eminence James Cardinal Stafford, KGCHS.  It was a very joyous occasion.  His Eminence was the celebrant at the mass held at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.

Concelebrants included the following members of the Order:

Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, KC*HS, Archbishop of Denver

Most Rev. Michael J. Sheridan, KC*HS, Bishop of Colorado Springs

Rev. Msgr. Bob Jaeger, KCHS, Vicar General, Diocese of Colorado Springs

Rev. Fr. Ron Cattany, KHS, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica, Archdiocese of Denver

His Eminence Cardinal Stafford was ordained a priest in Baltimore, MD on Dec. 15, 1957.  During his many years as a priest, he has served as an Auxiliary Bishop in Baltimore, Bishop of Memphis and Archbishop in Denver. He was elevated to Cardinal in February of 1998 and served as the Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary in Rome from 2003 - 2009.  He was invested as a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in 2002.

For more information and to read Cardinal Stafford's comments, click HERE

Jerusalem Cross Newsletter

The latest edition of the EOHSJ Grand Magisteriun Newseltter (Falll 2017, vol #48) has been publiushed by the and can be view by clicking HERE

Archbishop Joseph Naumann Elected Head of Bishops’ Pro-Life Committee


In a move seen as an endorsement of St. John Paul II’s “culture of life” approach, the U.S. bishops Tuesday November 14 elected Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, as chairman of the conference’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

The Knights and Ladies of the Norterhn Lueitenancy congratulate our Prior, Archbishop Naumann, on his election and offer all our prayers and support as he beigns his duities as chairman.

Click HERE for more information on his election and other actions at the Bishops' conference.

Annual Meeting - Video Links to Presentations


We were able to capture the audio and video from many of the presentations that were offered at our Annual meeting in St Louis.  These presentations include:

Our Lady of Fatima - Msgr. James Ramacciotti

Following God in Freedom & Truth - Rev. James Mason

The Vocation of the Family - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson

Grand Magisterium Report - H.E. Mary Currivan O'Brien, LGCHS

Incarnational Faith - Fr. Chris Martin

To view the videos, click HERE and you will be taken to a webpage on our site with instructions on how to view the videos.

Jerusalem Cross Newsletter

The latest edition of the EOHSJ Grand Magisteriun Newseltter (Summer 2017, vol #47) has been publiushed by the and can be view by clicking HERE

Annual Meeting Information

In preparation for our annual meeting September 15-18 in St Louis, we have added schedule of events and "what to wear when" links to the Annual Meeting web page. These items can be accessed by clicking HERE 

H.E. Count Leonardo Visconti di Modrone, KGCHS, named Governor General 

On June 29, the office of Governor General transitioned from H.E. Count Agostino Borromeo, Knight of the Collar, to H.E. Count Leonardo Visconti di Modrone, KGCHS.  A video was made that highlights the dignified and collaborative transition.  It can be accessed by clicking HERE

H.E. Count Leonardo Visconti di Modrone, KGCHS gave an interview that is summarized on the Grand Masterium website.  This page also includes some biographical information.  You can access it by clicking HERE 

Electronic Registration for the

Annual Meeting is now Open

Electronic Registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting in St Louis on September 15-18 is now open.  Please click HERE to go to the registration page.  Please note that electronic registration requires electronic payment (credit or debit card payment) through our secure PayPal payment site.  A PayPal account is NOT REQUIRED.

Archbishop Emeritus Daniel W. Kucera, OSB


It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Daniel W. Kucera, OSB, on May 30th, 2017 at the age of 94.  Archbishop Kucera was a outstanding member of the Northern Lieutenancy for many years including serving as Grand Prior from 1992-96.  He will be deeply missed.

The Knights and Ladies of Eastern Iowa were Honor Guards at his wake and led the Rosary prior to the visitation. They also processed for the funeral.

Dan Russo, editor of The Witness, has written an article briefly summarizing Archbishop Kucera's life including remembrances from many friends and collegues.  Click HERE to read his article.

May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.

Annual Meeting 2017

September 15 - 18

St. Louis, Missouri

Hotel Registration is Open

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch is FULL

Reservations are now be accepted by the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch

2 South Fourth Street.
St. Louis, MO  63102

The Drury Plaza Hotel is accross the plaza from the Hyatt Regency.

Rooms have been held for us.  To make reservations, please click on the link below.


Please make your reservations by Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to receive your group rate.  Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability.  

Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group 

For any registration questions please email:  eohsjdiane@gmail.com

Only 1 Space Still Available for 2017 Holy Land Pilgrimage

There is still time to join the 40+ Northern Lieutenancy Knights and Ladies on our 2017 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land scheduled for October 15-24.  Bishop Carl Kemme, Dioceses of Wichita, will be our spiritual leader.  Steve and Janet Ray will be our expert guides.  Click HERE for a PDF brochure that provides all the details.  Should you have ay questions, please contact Sir Doug and Lady Angela Kolb at kolbangie@hotmail.com

Lincoln Knights and Ladies Day of Reflection

Nathalie Murad

Lincoln Nebraska Knights and Ladies held a Day of Recollection on February 4, 2017, at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln.  Twenty-nine Lincoln Knights and Ladies participated that led by our chaplain, Monsignor Robert Tucker. The focus of Monsignor Tucker's presentations was on increasing spirituality in the context of the rights and responsibilities that each of us assume as members of the Equestrian Order. The Day of Recollection began with a light continental breakfast and concluded with mass and a luncheon served by the Cathedral of the Risen Christ Altar Society

Click HERE for more photos from this Day of Reflection. 

East Iowa Section Sponsor Bethlehem University Student

Nathalie Murad

Nathalie Murad will receive the Dubuque, Iowa sponsorship for 2016/2017 academic year.

Nathalie is from Bethlehem and is a second year student majoring in Accounting. She received a GPA of 3.85 in the Spring 2016 semester and was named to the Dean's list.  She is a very active and creative student and will be featured in the upcoming issue of the Bethlehem University Newsletter.Nathalie has sent us several video messages that can be seen by clicking these links: Video 1  Video 2  Video 3

Congratulations to Nathalie!   Thanks to the Knights and Ladies of East Iowa for their financial support!

And a special Christmas wish from Nathalie - by clicking Here

Lenten Reflection

Our Ecclesiastical Master of Ceremonies, Father Fred Gaglia, offers Knights and Ladies the following reflections for your use during the Lenten season starting with Ash Wednesday, March 1st.  

The reflection, in PDF format, may be read or dowloaded by clicking HERE

Grand Magisterium Newsletter

The Winter 2017 edition of the Grand Magisterium Newsletter (vol 45) has been added to our website under the Newsletter section.  You can read it by clicking HERE

Northern Lieutenancy Honors

Sir John Lang and Fr David Wathen

John Lang

At the 2016 Annual meeting in Omaha, Sir Tom Pogge honored Sir John Lang and Fr David Wathen for their many years of service in leading the Northern Lieutenancy Pilgrimages to the Holy Land.  On behalf of the order, Sir Tom presents Sir John a framed copy of Our Lady of Palestine looking over Palestine (photo at left)  Fr Wathen was unable to attend the annual meeting , so Sir Tom and a delegation presented his at a brief ceremony at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington DC, To view a video of this ceremony, click here.