Saturday, January 30, 2010

Knights Donate 1/2M Soldiers' Prayer Books

The Knights of Columbus are delivering 100,000 more prayer books for U.S. armed services personnel, bringing their donation of the books to more than a half million copies since 2003. 

The latest delivery of "Armed With The Faith: A Catholic Handbook for Military Personnel" will be taken Saturday to the Washington, D.C. headquarters for the Archdiocese for the Military Services. The version provided to members of the armed forces are spiral bound, printed on special coated stock, and are sized to fit in the pockets of uniforms worn in the field. 

The Knights offer a version on regular paper to family members of service members. These prayer books can be obtained through the Knights of Columbus Catholic Information Service. 

Last year, the Knights of Columbus also produced "Armour of Faith: A Catholic Handbook for Canadian Military Personnel," and 30,000 of that version have been printed and distributed for Canadian soldiers. 

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