A Knight and The Rosary

Posted on June 14, 2022 in: Council News

A Knight and The Rosary

Jesus’ description of the mustard seed — “the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree” — well fits what Gary Kuntz of Castle Rock, Colorado, did when he wrote and distributed a booklet called The Knights of Columbus Rosary. That booklet, which has blessed thousands of people throughout the United States and the world, is now available in a new, expanded version called simply, A Knight’s Rosary.

The booklet began with a lightbulb moment backGary Kuntz, r, and Andy Kilman and his daughter, Maggie, feel blessed to share the Rosary with others. in 1990. During a pilgrimage to a Marian shrine, “the mysteries of the Rosary really came alive to me,” Kuntz explained to the Register. Writing down copious amounts of meditations while kneeling in prayer, he asked, “Lord, what am I to do with all these notes?” With his eyes closed, he said he saw in capital letters, “MAYBE YOU COULD MAKE A VIDEO.”

But when he returned to Colorado, another avenue opened that led to spreading the Rosary by a different route. At his parish of St. Francis of Assisi, the grand knight at Council 8909 asked him to be the council’s charity director, which included speaking on the Rosary at the Knights’ state convention. “From there,” he recalled, he “was led, step by step, to produce Rosary booklets, tapes and, later, CDs.”

In 1991 came the first booklet, The Knights of Columbus Rosary. In the course of a few years, through advertising and articles in Catholic publications, 10,000 booklets were printed and mailed throughout the United States alone. Recipients sent numerous letters of appreciation to say it was their favorite Rosary book... READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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