Dear [[^^name^^||Worthy Knight]],

Thanks to the unwavering dedication of the Knights of Columbus throughout the Diocese of Dallas, the 40 Days for Life-Dallas vigil site has and will remain covered in prayer through the end of the campaign this Sunday.  Quite simply, we could not have done this without the Knights' commitment to pro-life.  And God heard your prayers and answered your devotion with 23 precious babies' lives saved from abortion at the Southwestern late-term abortion center.

At the November 7 Victory Celebration at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (St. Ann Hall), we will be announcing the Knights admitted to the Order of the Hours in recognition of their sacrificial prayers offered up throughout the night and early morning hours of the 40 Days for Life-Dallas vigil.  The Celebration will begin at 7:00 p.m. with the inspirational words of Bishop Seitz and will include a musical performance by world-renowned composer and pianist Eric Genuis.  This event is free and open to the public. (Click here for more details.)

Please let us know if you completed any of the 3 levels of vigil participation listed below which qualify for admision to the Order by emailing your name, council number, parish, and the date and times of your vigil participation to or calling Reg Platt at 214-392-4098.  We would appreciate all submissions by noon on Monday, November 7, so we can be sure to include you among those recognized at the Victory Celebration that evening.   

God bless you for all you do for Life!


Joanne Underwood
Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life-Dallas


Order of the Hours
Totus vita totus vicis
(All Life, All the Time)
Admiral of the Ark Presented to Knights who maintain a vigil for an entire 24-hour period.  A team of at least 2 Knights required, ideally 4, in order to keep each other alert and safe.

 Reservo vita pro xl dies
(Preserving Life for 40 Days)

Knight Owls Presented to Knights who maintain at least one 4-hour vigil during the night hours between 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

(I Watch)

Life Guardians Presented to Knights who accept the “standby” position, ready to come and stand vigil on short notice as needed once during a select week or weekend of the 40 Days (like the preceding designations, this will likely involve nighttime hours).

They also serve who stand and wait.