Dear Brothers and Supporters,

As I embark on the final chapter of my 26-year teaching career in public education, I find myself at a crossroads—a moment of transition and reflection. I am honored to serve as the Grand Knight of Council #16393 and privileged to be the Chairman of the Board for the Loreto House, a Catholic pregnancy center close to my heart.

In the spirit of new beginnings and in celebration of the journey that brought me here, I've decided to walk the Camino Francés during the summer of 2024. This pilgrimage signifies the closure of one chapter and the commencement of another in my life. More importantly, I am walking as a Knight of Columbus, not just for myself but to honor all the Knights who may have harbored the desire to tread the Camino but were unable to do so.

This journey serves a dual purpose – a personal pilgrimage and a mission to raise funds for the Loreto House. As I take each step, I carry with me the hopes, dreams, and prayers of those who have entrusted me with their intentions. The pilgrimage will culminate with a visit to Lourdes, where I will present the collective prayers and supplications to Our Lady of Lourdes.

I am reaching out to brother councils and individuals who support the Knights, inviting you to be a part of this meaningful endeavor. Whether through financial support or the power of prayer, your involvement is invaluable. My goal is to secure support from 36 councils or individuals, each contributing and dedicating a day of prayer for their respective group.

I understand the magnitude of this request, and I assure you that your support, in whatever form it takes, will be cherished. I commit to daily vlog posts, allowing us to interact throughout my journey. Even if support is not possible, I'll embark on this mission with unwavering determination.

My only intention in reaching out is to seek solidarity from my fellow Brothers. While monetary donations are appreciated, the power of prayers is equally significant. Thank you for taking the time to read my campaign story. Please consider joining me on this incredible journey, and may your prayers and support be abundantly blessed.

God Bless!
Vivat Jesus!

Robert Black