Templars in Republic of Georgia

with Craig Carlson

Inside 12th Century Church

in Georgia

Templars having fun inside a

12th Century Fortress in Georgia

New Knight with

beating swords overhead


11 September 2014


Subject: Courage and Commitment


Blessings Silent Knights,


Thirteen years have passed since the evil of Islamic extremists visited death upon three thousand innocent Americans at the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The memory is so clear that it doesn’t seem to fade with time. I pray for the survivors of those lost that day. I pray for their peace of mind, courage, and wisdom in facing the future.


The evil that killed those Americans on 9-11 is on display in Iraq. The hatred of the Islamic extremist is so consuming that we must face it head on to destroy it. Pray for our leaders in this administration to have the courage and commitment necessary to protect all those that are not consumed with the hatred of their fellow man from the evil that ISIS is. ISIS hatred extends to anyone that does not believe exactly as they do. They are isolating themselves through their hatred and that is a good thing for the rest of the world, including the Muslims that are in disagreement with the ISIS political dogma.


Those that lost their lives to hatred thirteen years ago must not be forgotten. If we forget, we are doomed to experience this evil again and again. The only people that believe we are not at war with Islamic extremism seem to be politicians that see their political agenda more important than our safety. Make no mistake, ISIS is at war with America, Christianity, Israel, and the non-radicalized Muslim world. Pray for leaders of the free world to unite and spare us from this malignant sore named ISIS.


While we confront evil, we must not forget the innocent children today that are being influenced by the horror on television and current news. They need role models and they need to see acts of selfless love demonstrated in their communities. They need to see Biblical charity in action as well as courage. As Saint Bernard de Clairvaux stated about the new knighthood and the Templars in particular:


“Thus in a wondrous and unique manner they appear gentler than lambs, yet fiercer than lions. I do not know if it would be more appropriate to refer to them as monks or as soldiers, unless perhaps it would be better to recognize them as being both. Indeed they lack neither monastic meekness nor military might.”


Care and love expressed in anonymous ways can change lives and set wonderful examples for our children. Beauty is all around us and the opportunity to serve others is great in these poor economic times. I encourage you to have empathy toward your neighbors and serve in your community. Be courageous and committed to your community in the style described by Saint Bernard de Clairvaux.


Supplies of lapel pins and cards are available, so let us know if you need to stock up. (Please send your orders to Mo at silentknighttwo@aol.com). Fortunately, we have had to replenish this stock as the SK movement is continuing to expand.


God bless you as you consider this program as a way to increase and inspire Silent Knight community service.


Craig and Mo



Craig L. Carlson

Colonel (Ret.), GCTJ, GMTJ, KSG

Director, SILENT KNIGHT Programs





From the foreword...


"Through the SILENT KNIGHT program, we can, in fact, make ours a better society and this planet a better world."

RADM James J. Carey



SILENT KNIGHT is the story of one man's effort to make a difference in his community. It is a story of love, compassion, mentoring and dignity. The author weaves a delicate message of service to others with a beautiful love story that captures your heart. You will cry, laugh and wonder at the simplicity and beauty of the SILENT KNIGHT. It is a story for all ages.


SILENT KNIGHT is the first book in a trilogy centered on the life and legacy of Sir Donald Wilhelm Peterson, a fictitious retired Army colonel and Knight Templar. SILENT KNIGHT is a mixture of fact and fiction... the charity is real and many elements of the story have been derived from the author's experiences and persons he has known.


Perhaps you can become a SILENT KNIGHT. If you have the desire, passion, caring soul, respect and dignity of character represented by this story, you too can make a difference. Read this book and ask yourself, "WHY NOT?"


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In Honor of all the Silent Knights across the many lands of man.




Chivalry did not die with the good knights of old, For among us today walks those new Knights, with hearts of hidden gold.


Armor clad they need not be, nor, many does one ever see, but their presence across all the lands of man will be known through their noble but humble acts and charitable deeds.


History may have dealt them a near fatal blow, but from just a surviving few, grew a revival of their honored Order, into a new world of the neediest of mankind.


Now these Brothers and Sisters of the cross of Christ, seek to carry upon their shoulders the new burden of His cross and that of the neediest of His Lands.


They seek not accolades for their good deeds, finding solace in the knowledge of their sacrifice and a job well done, glorifies only the Lords name.


Seek not these Silent Knights of the Lords cross to stand out from the common man, for each day these Knights walk among you, seeking those to help have a better day.


Through sometimes but a single act or deed, they help one and often many in need, Their sacrifice to help the Lords many is their chosen chivalrous way.


They are the Silent Knights of Christ and you may, when in need one day you may hear one say, In but our Lord's name alone be given the glory of our intervention on this His and your most glorious day.



Yours in Service,

Chev. Raymond L.Morehead KTJ, FSA Scot.



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