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Msgr. Henry O'Carroll, Council #444, Knights Of Columbus, P.O. Box 444, Newburgh, N.Y 12551
From the intersection of NYS-300 (Union Avenue) and NYS-17K, travel southbound on NYS-300 until the third traffic light. You should see the "Home Depot" complex on your left. Turn left onto "Old Little Britain Road", and travel eastbound for just under 7/10ths of a mile (1.08km). The Council Office will be a well-signed one-story home on the right with parking spaces in a lot just beyond the office.
From Broadway, proceed up Broadway, following it until it turns into NYS-17K. Turn left at the intersection of NYS-300 (Union Avenue) and NYS-17K and proceed as in the above paragraph.
At Five Corners (Vail's Gate), turn onto NYS-300 (Temple Hill Road), following it northbound until it meets with with NYS-207. Turn right onto NYS-207 (Little Britain Road) and proceed roughly eastbound for 1.1 miles (approx. 1.8km). Make a sharp left turn onto Old Little Britain Road and proceed roughly north-west for about 2000 feet, or between 3/10ths and 4/10ths of a mile (approx 600m). Look for the Council Office on your left, parking space is available in the lot just before the office.
The emblem of the Order dates from the second Supreme Council meeting on May 12, 1883, when James T. Mullen, who was then supreme knight, designed it.
The emblem indicates a shield mounted upon the Formée cross (having the arms narrow at the center and expanding toward the ends). The shield is that associated with a medieval knight. The Formée cross is the representation of a traditional artistic design of the cross of Christ through which all graces of redemption were procured for mankind. This then represents the Catholic spirit of the Order.
Mounted on the shield are three objects: a fasces (a bundle of rods bound together about an ax with the blade projecting) standing vertically and, crossed behind it, an anchor and a dagger or short sword. The fasces from Roman days, carried before magistrates as an emblem of authority, is symbolic of authority which must exist in any tightly-bonded and efficiently operating organization. The anchor is the mariner's symbol for Columbus, patron of the Order, while the short sword or dagger was the weapon of the Knight when engaged upon an errand of mercy. Thus, the shield expresses Catholic Knighthood in organized merciful action, and with the letters, K of C, it proclaims this specific form of activity.