Saintly Patronage

We declare Saint Michael, our patron, who is the Archangel, the Supreme Commander of the Army of the Heavenly Hosts, he is the protector and defender of God’s chosen people and the defender of the Catholic Church and of all the faithful whom he defends against the constant assaults of the devil. St. Michael is one of the principal angels; his name was the war-cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against the enemy and his followers. Just as St. Michael defeats the devil in the great battle of the last days, so too shall the knight serve the faith by defeating its enemies and exemplifies the bravery and gallantry associated with the Catholic Knight. As a brave warrior and protector, Saint Michael is the embodiment of courage and justice and is an appropriate symbol of excellence. Christian tradition gives to St. Michael four offices: To fight against Satan. To rescue the souls of the faithful from the power of the enemy, especially at the hour of death. To be the champion of God’s people, the Jews in the Old Law, the Christians in the New Testament; therefore he was the patron of the Church, and of the orders of knights during the Middle Ages. To call away from earth and bring men’s souls to judgment.
We declare St. Louis IX our sub-patron; patron of Crusaders. He promoted Christianity in France, established religious foundations, aided mendicant orders, propagated synodal decrees of the Church, built leper hospitals, and collected relics, supported Pope Innocent IV in war against Emperor Frederick II of Germany. Led two Crusades and died on one.
We declare the Blessed Virgin Mary, our patroness, who is the Mother of God, Our Mother and Lady; she who crushes under her foot the head of the serpent, the incarnation of evil. In union with the Roman Catholic Church we praise her and give her the highest honor due. We pledge our hearts to her, and swear an oath of chastity, within our position in life whether married or unmarried laymen, to the degree expected of us by Canon Law, and tradition of our faith. We pledge to fervently pray the Rosary in her honor.