The Knight Life

Our Story …

Those of you who have followed us over the years know that we’re pretty fond of telling stories. When you live in the swamp, there’s not much to do in the evenings except go out on the porch with family and friends to enjoy some tall tales.

“A good story doesn’t have to be completely true,” the old storyteller once said. Actually, he said that many times, but he always added, “It just has to be interesting.”

We have some interesting stories about brother knights. We’re talking about the Knights of Columbus, in case you weren’t sure what “Knight Life” was all about. Our stories are true — or almost true — or might’ve been true — if only some circumstances were different. Nevertheless, they’re interesting. And these stories reveal the real joy of being part of a band of brothers in a world that sometimes seems like it has gone a little crazy.

It Is Written …

In the Bible, Jesus tells us, “Let us love one another.” (1 Jn 4:7) He says that love is from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and they know God.

But He also goes on to say, whoever doesn’t love, doesn’t know God. That’s because God is love.

So if you want to know what this “Knight Life” thing is all about, well … it’s about love! It’s about a group of brothers who serve their parish and community, in love, as members of the Knights of Columbus. They belong to a particular council (local group), of course, but they could belong to pretty much any council anywhere in the world.

That’s just how knights are. The Knights of Columbus is a universal brotherhood of faith, family, fraternity, and service.

Life Goes On …

So let’s sit on the porch together and share a few stories about some everyday guys who are actually chivalrous knights. The stories will begin with our good friend Herman Nootks. Herman is an orange mouse who serves Bishop Bob as the Cathedral mouse for the Chucktown diocese. But as it turns out, Herman is also a knight “wanna-be.”

Herman wants to be a member of the Knights of Columbus, but there’s a problem. He’s just a mouse. He’s going to need a little “intercessory prayer” from his trusted friend and mentor, Bishop Bob.

Will it work? And if it does, how does a mouse become a brother for these men? You’ll have to join us to find out what happens. And that’s our invitation to you.

Join us for a “Knight Life” adventure. We make good use of folk art, caricature, humor, and the reality of what it is to be a knight in today’s world. Follow this blog. Subscribe.

Follow us on social media. And whether you’re a member of the Knights of Columbus or not, enjoy “Knight Life” on the porch with us!


That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!

In Christ.

2 thoughts on “The Knight Life

  1. What a great commentary from a fellow Knight of Columbus. We are very blessed to have Council 6891 here in Holy Trinity Parish with a long history of service to our parish and the worldwide organization. Being a Knight gives you the opportunity to be part of something good for the good of the many. Thanks Herman

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    1. We’re with you, brother. Hoping some other brother knights will enjoy what we’re about to do here. Praying for you and hope to see you soon!


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