Pilgram Icon and Silver Rose Programs

Pilgrim Icon

Every few years, the Knights of Columbus selects an icon of a saint whose patronage is particularly inspiring to Knights and their communities. Each jurisdiction receives one or several of these icons which travel from council to council and serve as the centerpieces for prayer services in parishes throughout the Order. More than 174,800 council and parish prayer services with some 22 million participants have been held since the first traveling pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 1979. For Pilgrim Icon Program resources, visit www.kofc.org/pilgrimicon.

Silver Rose

Each year, from early March through mid-December, Silver Roses are stewarded by Knights of Columbus councils along routes from Canada to Mexico. Every stop the Silver Rose makes throughout the pilgrimage is a rosary-centered occasion for Knights, parishioners and community members to pray for respect for life, for the spiritual renewal of each nation, and for the advancement of the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Our Lady of Guadalupe did so much for her people in Mexico that, in 1960, the Columbian Squires, a youth organization of the Knights of Columbus, wanted to give something back to her.

The group of young men in Knights of Columbus Council 2312 in Monterrey, Mexico, came up with the idea of running a rose to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico. The rose was chosen to commemorate Juan Diego and the miracle of the roses, an important part of the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The first rose was a natural rose and was blessed by Bishop John C. Cody of London. It was then flown to New York where it was received by Grand Knight Joseph Thomasen, who in turn, took it to Supreme Knight Luke E. Hart. Mr. Hart then  shepherded the rose to Dallas, Texas. There, Texas State Deputy Jack Collerin received the rose and took it to Laredo, Texas, where it was finally given to the Squires from Monterrey, Mexico, at the International Bridge in Laredo. They ran the rose from the International Bridge through Sabinas Hidalgo N.L., Mexico, to Cienega de Flores and on to the Basilica in Monterrey, Mexico, on December 12, 1960. 

St. Joseph Icon 2022-2023

Spread devotion to St. Joseph and pray for the courage to stand up and carry out our mission of protecting, defending, and raising future generations.

Silver Rose 2024

Share the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe and promote respect for life by participating in this meaningful pilgrimage. The Silver Rose program demonstrates the unity between Knights of Columbus in Canada, the United States and Mexico, through a series of prayer services promoting the dignity of all human life and honoring Our Lady.

#10625 – Guide Sheet

#10219 – Vertical Poster

#4841 – Service Bulletin

#10723 – Horizontal Poster

#9754 – Our Lady of Guadalupe Pledge Cards

Silver Rose Schedule 2024

UPDATED: 6/12/2024

The Silver Rose is scheduled to be in Ohio from June 23 through July 20, 2024.  The Silver Rose is available on a first come, first served basis scheduled through the State Warden, Tony Offenberger at 740-525-4823 or via email at [email protected].  We are finalizing the diocesan rotation and will post here as well as send out to all the Grand Knights and District Deputies.

Archdiocese of Cincinnati (June 24-27, 2024)
Sunday, June 23 Transfer to Cincinnati Archdiocese
Monday, June 24 Cincinnati Archbishop Elder 1195 Thomas Hahn at [email protected]
Tuesday, June 25 Cincinnati Fr William O Connor 3730 Jeremy Begines at [email protected]
Wednesday, June 26 Cincinnati Father Francis X Hoffer OFM 14504 John Hoffman at [email protected]
Thursday, June 27 Cincinnati Mother of Mercy 16461 David Senger at [email protected]
Friday, June 28 Transfer to Toledo Diocese
Diocese of Toledo (June 29-July 2, 2024)
Friday, June 28 Transfer to Toledo Diocese
Saturday, June 29 Toledo St. John XXIII 14502 Mike Marshall at 419-654-1984
Sunday, June 30 Toledo Monsignor Lang 1039 Rex Eutsler at [email protected]
Monday, July 1 Toledo St. Edward 5023 Chris Baker at 419-357-1297
Tuesday, July 2 Toledo Sts. Patrick & Louis Council 17113 Alexander Sifuentes at [email protected]
Wednesday, July 3 Transfer to Cleveland Diocese
Diocese of Cleveland (July 4-7, 2024)
Wednesday, July 3 Transfer to Cleveland Diocese
Thursday, July 4 Cleveland St. Adalbert 15901 Tom Donovan at [email protected]
Friday, July 5 Cleveland St. Francis of Assisi 10792 Ray Bilecky 216-402-7870 or [email protected]
Saturday, July 6 Cleveland Fr. Carl Anthony 3213 Tom Goodhart at 1-330-957-3088
Sunday, July 7 Cleveland South Akron 3410 Tom Goodhart at 1-330-957-3088
Monday, July 8 Transfer to Youngstown Diocese
Diocese of Youngstown (July 9-11, 2024)
Monday, July 8 Transfer to Youngstown Diocese
Tuesday, July 9 Youngstown Father Francis X Borrano-Father Jos Gallagher 11369 

Vic Buente at [email protected]

Wedesday, July 10 Youngstown
Thursday, July 11 Youngstown Massillon 554 Ken Girt at [email protected]
Friday, July 12 Transfer to Columbus Diocese
Diocese of Columbus (July 13-16, 2024)
Friday, July 12 Transfer to Columbus Diocese
Saturday, July 13 Columbus St. Brigid of Kildare 10863 Vince Mazda at [email protected]
Sunday, July 14 Columbus Miraculous Medal 11188 Alex Esparza at [email protected]
Monday, July 15 Columbus Delaware 1056 Jason Graham at [email protected]
Tuesday, July 16 Columbus Lady of Peace 14282
Mark Warren at [email protected]
Wednesday, July 17 Transfer to Steubenville Diocese
Diocese of Steubenville (July 18-20, 2024)
Wednesday, July 17 Transfer to Steubenville Diocese
Thursday, July 18 Steubenville St. John of Beverly Council 4617 Tony Offenberger
Friday, July 19 Steubenville
Saturday, July 20 Steubenville Father Patala Council 1716

Brett Martz
330 354 8028

Sunday, July 21 – Transfer from Ohio State Council to West Virgina State Council