The Knights of
St John International
Thank you for visiting our Website. The following pages will give you our history, aims and purposes, and information of our Catholic, Fraternal and Charitable order. If you find that you would like more information on the Knights of St. John International, I would refer you to the Membership Page.
We hope you find the information on this site to be informative about our organization.The Knights of St. John International is a Roman Catholic men’s fraternal organization that stands for Roman Catholic Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity under a banner of Fraternity. The Knights of St John were incorporated in New York State in 1886 under patron Saint John The Baptist. The organization continued to grow inside the United States for many years and in 1992 with the addition of Commanderies outside of the United States, The Knights of St John added International to its name and continues to grow. Today, the Knights of St John International are represented in eighteen countries, including: United States, Canada, Western Africa, Trinidad, Tobago, England and Germany.
MEMBERS OF THE KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN WHERE ORGANIZED, ARE INVOLVED IN ALL ASPECTS OF RELIGIOUS, COMMUNITY, ATHLETIC, AND SOCIAL LIFE.
Knights are active in their dioceses in parish councils, in lay and in ordained ministry, in liturgical planning, Serra Club, St. Vincent de Paul Societies and other activities.
Knights assist, advise, and tutor students in their community schools.
Knights contribute time, talent, and monetary funds to numerous nationwide and diocesan charities. The official International Charity of the Knights of St. John International is the St. Vincent de Daul Society.
SOCIAL / FRATERNALISM
Many Knights organizations have purchased or built clubhouses for the holding of social and fundraising activities. Many social activities are sponsored by individual units of the organization.
The Knights National Bowling Tournament held each year is the organization’s largest sports activity. Individual Commanderies of the Order play in or sponsor various leagues or tournaments,
COMMUNITY / PATRIOTISM
Individual Knights as well as local units participate to the fullest in neighborhood and community affairs. A group of Knights in Kentucky has provided housing for the elderly. Some participate in Memorial Day, Independence Day and other national holiday events.
There is a Cadet organization that is part of the overall organization. Youth groups are encouraged to develop their own plan of activities with guidance from adult members.