The Knights of Errantry is an organization that was conceived several years ago on September 8, the day traditionally honored as the birthday of Mary, the mother of Jesus. It was established for men and women over the age of 18 who desire to be True and Chivalric Knights dedicated to the service of the Lord. Knights Errant imitate and embrace the teachings of Jesus and foster in themselves, with the help of God's grace, the virtues exhibited by the Mater Dei (the Mother of Jesus). Their purpose is to defend the lives of all people, born and unborn, to help and protect the innocent who are violated, abused, and neglected, to aid those in distress and despair, and to seek justice for all. They are a voice in defense of those who are ill, who have a disability, or who are defenseless. Knights Errant are advocates of all those whose lives are threatened by others. With a spirit of love and concern they are committed to this cause. For those men and women who want to do good in the world, but do not have the wherewithal to do it on their own, the Knights of Errantry gives them a purpose and code of conduct for support and the encouragement to persevere in their quest to make a difference. The Knights of Errantry possess a dedication that inspires them to pray:
Lord, teach me to be generous,
to serve You as You desire,
to love and not to hate another,
to give and not to count the cost,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labor and not to ask for any reward,
except to know that I do Your Will.
(adapted from a prayer by Ignatius of Loyola)
This is the Quest of the Knights of Errantry who venture into the known and unknown to make possible what seems impossible, and to do battle with the Dragons afflicting humanity.
I WILL SERVE
Lord, I will serve as a True and Chivalric Knight. By the Power of Your Grace, I will defend the right to life for all people, born and unborn, help and protect the innocent who are violated, abused, and neglected, comfort those in despair, and seek justice for all.
The Knights of Errantry continue into adulthood the mission of the Young Knights and Maids of Errantry.
I WILL SERVE
Lord, I will serve as a True and Chivalric Knight. By the power of Your Grace, I will defend the right to life for all people, born and unborn, help and protect the innocent who are violated, abused, and neglected, aid those in distress and despair, and comfort the afflicted.