BY GUILLERMO MORENO
The Knights of the Holy Queen household hosted a coffeehouse on the night of Oct. 26 in Franciscan University of Steubenville’s J.C. Williams Center.
Contrary to what the event’s title implied, there was much more than just coffee. The Knights’ event featured a night of social gathering and entertainment including live music, comedy, improvisations, lip-syncing, and free food.
The Knights gladly accepted donations of any amount from students who came to attend their event.
Franciscan students showed off their musical and acting talents. Musicians performed songs as groups and as soloists. Songs ranged from gospel and worship music to songs from feature films, like Les Miserables.
The University’s group Pun Intended acted some improvisation routines, including an amusing “dating game” skit. Lip-syncing students played songs from Justin Bieber and Eminem. Food included light snacks such as cookies, coffee and angel cake.
The Knights’ coffeehouse was a household fundraising event, and the money donated will be used for retreats and other household expenses.
“Our entire charism as a household is to consecrate ourselves to Our Lady, and in so doing give God the greatest glory that we possibly can,” said Jake Francisco, the Knights’ coordinator. “It’s our means of becoming a saint, which is by being consecrated to Mary.”
“We’re really dedicated to the rosary,” added Francisco, “we commit ourselves to a daily rosary … on Tuesday nights we have our commitment, and we go all out for that rosary. That’s our big thing in Kolbe Hall.”
A statue of Our Lady of Fatima looked on from the stage, with a rosary wrapped around her, as Franciscan students enjoyed the event that the Knights offered. So many students attended that all of the chairs were filled and others watched the live entertainment from the second floor and the stairs. Some even showed up in their Halloween costumes, adding more party to the already lively atmosphere.