Summer Camp Where Boys and Dads Discover Catholic Chivalry

By TFP Student Action   
July 14, 2013


After a grueling lineup of competitive Medieval Games followed by a solemn rosary procession and sumptuous banquet, the annual ten-day TFP-Louisiana Call to Chivalry camp came to a close on July 10th.

Group photo at the Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, New Orleans, Louisiana.


The theme of this year's camp focused on the history and culture of Italy:  The fall of the Roman Empire, examples of Holy Popes, The Swiss Guards, the Papal Zouaves, Saint Philip Neri, the Shroud of Turin, Saint Francis of Assisi, the Roman Military Martyrs, the Siege of Malta, and the heroic Battle of Lepanto.  In addition to these illustrated talks, the boys also enjoyed hardy Italian cuisine complete with tiramisu and cassata cake.

But for many the highlight of the event was the opportunity to put the virtues of chivalry into practice with a campaign in defense of the unborn.  Dozens of enthusiastic boys lined the sidewalks of a busy New Orleans avenue where Planned Parenthood plans to build a new abortion facility.  Between the recitation of the rosary, camp participants waved signs, flew banners, played bagpipes and drums, chanted Marian hymns and encouraged passersby to oppose the new abortion building project.  What a sight. 



Just as the knights of old defended orphans and widows, the modern-day knight must know how to defend the unborn against the scourge of abortion and stand up for God's Law.

"My son Daniel attended his first camp this year and he is a changed young man," stated one parent.

Another parent added that her son "has not stopped talking about the camp, the men, their heroic example and the wonderful time that he had.  It has been an amazing event in his life, one he wishes would not end.  He has been to other camps, but none like yours.  Nothing can touch what he has seen at your camp.  He is on fire to live and dedicate himself to Our Lady."

May God continue to inspire more boys to fight for the greater glory of God with holy boldness, honor, courage and integrity.

Get more information about future Call to Chivalry camps here

 

 

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+5 # Fr. Brandit Bohol 2013-07-15 21:36
I am a Catholic Priest from the Philippines. I love the Blessed Mother Mary the protectress of the faith. I am happy to know that you have that kind of youth camp where you trained young men, new knights of our time to defend the Catholic Church and its doctrines in general. And to defend the lives of the babies inside the wombs of their mother. And to restore the decaying morality of the whole world. May you continue to do that so that we can have plenty of defenders of the faith as soldiers of Christ. Congratulations and more power.
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+2 # Lou soileau 2013-07-16 11:32
Thank you for sending this to me this morning. I had just finished reading through some very demeaning and ignorant emails regarding priest-abuse. It was a blessing to see the good things about our priest's work. If I can ever compose a theme song for your group(s), I would be humbled and blessed.
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+2 # Fr. Luis M.Tejerina 2013-07-16 12:28
Grateful to the Lord and to you all too,
I appreciate your way and achievement
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+3 # Fr. Luis M.Tejerina, sj 2013-07-16 12:34
You're keeping up a live Faith, acting in the real daily life!
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+2 # Domenick Galatolo 2013-07-16 12:35
I would like to thank all the members of the TFP for a fun yet very educational time. It was great to watch the boys enjoy themselves and to see them learn about their faith in such a historical and exciting view. I have to admit that as a dad I look forward to the next camp. We will continue including the TFP in our family rosary every night. God bless you and all your works.
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+2 # Ruby Galatolo 2013-07-16 14:12
My son and my husband both went to your camp this year and I can see such a wonderful change in both of them. Your camp has been an answer to my prayer. I desire the sanctification of my family, in order that we can bring other souls to Christ and your boldness and example has strengthened their convictions and desire to be courageous in their faith. Thank you, thank you, thank you. JMJ, Ruby Galatolo
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+2 # John W. Fasse 2013-07-16 14:40
The video is very impressive and inspiring. If only more boys had the wonderful opportunity of attending the camp, perhaps the culture of death and relativism could be changed into one of life and absolute high morals as our Church teaches. Keep up the fabulously edifying work that you are doing. God bless you.
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+2 # Mrs. Nancy G. Hyver 2013-07-16 15:17
Thank you for bringing these young men closer to Our Lord by instilling the courage to stand up to the pro-abortionists. May God bless everyone involved in the Chivalry camps.
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+2 # mary zepina 2013-07-16 17:08
From Australia we pray for you and Bless you and pray for you, for responding to your calling in the name of Jesus, all the little ones (aborted ones and yet to be born) in heaven are with you.
God Bless
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+1 # Hester Chan 2013-07-16 17:36
We need a new generation who will defend God's value at all costs. I admire these young people who are willing to stand up for the rights of the fetus. Please send my respect and love to them all.
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+1 # beverly bush 2013-07-16 22:58
Just viewed your marvelous video on the camps for young men who learn all of the arts of chivalry while being imbued with Christian values of honesty, bravery, and courage that would remain with them for their lifetimes and carry them forward to spread the moral standards of Christianity wherever life leads them. Well done!
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+1 # Don 2013-07-16 23:11
sounds marvellous and God Bless
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+1 # Sharon Harper 2013-07-17 01:14
Have they arrived in Texas? If so, are they still in Texas and where can they be found? My husband and I are quite impressed. We live in the Tyler Diocese. Thank you again. Sharon
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+2 # celia Jardeleza 2013-07-17 04:46
What a NOBLE PROJECT - to train the future generation about LOVE, RESPECT and SERVICE to GOD and COUNTRY. We need CRUSADERS like them to fight against the EVILS that the permissive and secular Society forces on our Youth. May GOD bless you all.
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+2 # Wanda 2013-07-17 06:46
I AM SO PROUD OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ORGANIZE SUCH CAMPUSES FOR CHILDREN - WE SHOULD HAVE CHIVALRY SUMMER CAMPUSES ALL OVER THE WORLD AND ESPECIALLY IN THE CATHOLIC COUNTRIES - THESE EVENTS SHOULD BE POPULAR EVERYWHERE - THEY TEACH CHILDREN THE MORAL VALUES AND HOW TO BE A GOOD CATHOLIC IT IS SHAME THAT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES DO NOT DO THESE THINGS. MAY GOD BLESS THESE YOUNG BRAVE MEN !!!! THANKS A LOT FOR BEING SO CREATIVE AND DEDICATED TO GOD AND OUR LADY !!! ONCE AGAIN GOD BLESS !!!
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+1 # Kate Barry-Murphy 2013-07-17 07:39
I am writing a book on St. Joseph, leading fathers for life and starting a retreat for father's of post aborted babies. I am very interested in this work. Kate
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+1 # Sr. Mary Tamayo 2013-07-17 10:17
HEARTY AND SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU IN THE TFP ORGANIZATION OR MOVEMENT!!! It is so consoling and gives us much hope when we read about your active fight to defend all Catholic moral values, especially working with the young men and boys. You all are real role models for all people! You remind me of our founder, St. John Bosco, Father and Teacher of youth, whose whole life was spent trying to help boys, not only to save their souls, but to become holy, like St. Dominic Savio!!! You are men after on Bosco's zealous heart!!!
Thank you for your great example. I will
forward your message to all my e-mail friends. Cordially in Christ, Sr. Mary Tamayo, FMA
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+2 # Sharon Gloumeau 2013-07-22 16:52
I think it is beautiful and a blessing that this camp is teaching such sound values. This world will indeed be a better place! Keep up the good work! and God bless each participant.
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0 # Lori 2013-08-20 22:51
There needs to be more locations. This would be a great camp for so many young boys. I would like my son to experience this some day. The only thing that would probably hinder him from attending is the roasted boar.
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0 # Martin 2014-06-04 03:47
I highly recommend the TFP summer camp. I have been to one myself and I loved it.
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