In June, our website has received several content updates. These include:
The electronic registration form for our Annual meeting that can be found Here
A note on Archbishop Emeritus Kucera's passing
Annual meeting liturgy aids added to the Councillor's resource page
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
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincoln Knights and Ladies Day of Reflection
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 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
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
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.