Brothers and Sisters,
My name is Michael Riedel, and I am the founder of the Catholic Dragons based in Billings, Montana. Also known as the Dragons. We are dedicated to the common good and are conforming to church teaching. We affirm the dignity and sanctity of human life from its conception until its natural death, we believe in the official Church’s teaching on marriage, and we believe that Jesus is truly present in the Holy Eucharist.
A major part of being a Dragon is charity and that is what we as Dragons do for our community and care for the well being of our fellow dragons and others. We are also Dragons of Mercy. Membership is not an unpremeditated commitment, it is a commitment to being a Dragon because, sometimes it takes a dragon to fight the dragon. And in doing so, we become better Catholics, better ourselves, our church, our communities and the world. Founded on May 27, 2012, AD in my basement on the 1,979th birthday of the Holy Roman Catholic Church and incorporated on August 4th, 2014, in the Great State of Montana, USA.
We are a division of her Marian Army with her rosary as our weapon, because the Rosary is one of the few things that identifies us as Catholics. It is our duty to honor her and to protect her as her Dragons. As Dragons of God, we are to worship him and pay him homage.
Our order is guided by four values, they are faith, family, fellowship and fidelity. Faith is when we are called to serve God, the Son and Holy Spirit, which is part of our motto in “Serving The Trinity, Serving The Creation.”. Family, our families should imitate the Holy Family as well. Fellowship is when we come together as Catholics and as dragons. Fidelity is loyalty to the Trinity and to our Holy Father.
Dragons are devoted to Jesus Christ and our Holy Mother, The Most Blessed Virgin Mary. We are made up of activists and citizens setting out to worship God, pray, defend the Catholic Church, defend & serve God's creation, to protect the environment, to promote the truth in public, proclaim the Gospel, provide humanitarian aid & disaster relief, volunteer at church, fight against the enemies of the church, do works of mercy, improve ourselves, preserve the Church, serve the Church community, bring people to Jesus Christ, make disciples of all nations, become good citizens and to evangelize.
It seems that there is a one-sided narrative about dragons, especially the western dragon, that it represents all that is evil in the world. This is a disservice to the truth. As you may have heard in the book of Revelation chapter 12 verses 7 to 9 of satan being referred to as a fiery red dragon, but only once and as a dragon as the seven headed hydra. Let me quote Pope Leo XIII here and I quote, “May she shatter and strike off the multiple heads of the wicked hydra.” Let me be perfectly clear and to reassure you, the Catholic Dragons is not a satanic cult, or any cult or occult of that matter, evil, a hate group or a secret society.Satanic cults use a pentagram or a goat head for their symbol, not a dragon. There is no satanic cult that I am aware of currently that uses the word dragon in their name. We good dragons refer satan as the dark dragon. If all dragons were evil, then all the dragons in fiction would have to be evil as well. In the book of Ester, Mordicai has a dream about two dragons ready to fight, one was the evil Haman and the other dragon according to Mordecai’s interpretation of the dream, was himself, a defender of God’s people.
Did you know that a chivalry order was founded in 1408 who called themselves the Order of the Dragons and swore their allegiance to the Holy See? Yes, it’s true. You may not have known that Dragons around the world are popular and are a universal symbol of strength, wisdom and courage. You may have heard of dragons in song like Puff, the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul and Mary. He was a good dragon in the song and the Disney film Pete’s Dragon, he was the protagonist in both the 70’s version and the 2016 remake. In the Disney cartoon show American Dragon: Jake Long, voiced by Dante Basco, he was the main protagonist in the series.
Catholic Dragons is a service oriented catholic organization. Dragons are groups of service-minded men and women who are interested in serving their church, their communities, and the world whether as individuals or as part of a district. Dragons care for the spiritual welfare and well being of their loved ones, their fellow dragons and neighbors. So, the question is…can a dragon be good? And the answer is a profound yes, so if you are 18 or over, a practicing Catholic, fully initiated into the church and in conforming with church teaching, then I would like to invite you to join us. When you join the Catholic Dragons, not only do you become part of the Dragon family, but you also become part of the Marian (Mary’s) Army. I ask that you give Catholic Dragons a chance. In conclusion, Dragons can be depicted as friendly, as allies and as good creatures and not manifestations of evil. Thank You...Hail Jesus!
BYLAWS AT A GLANCE
This order will soon be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
This order is dedicated to the Blessed Trinity.
This order's Patron saint is St. Michael, the Archangel.
This order's mission statement is "Serving the Trinity, Serving the Creation".
This order's motto is "Serviam" , which is Latin, "I Will Serve".
This order's salutation is "Hail Jesus"!
We believe marriage is between one man and one woman.*
We believe people can't change their sex/gender.
We are pro-life...which is from conception to natural death.*
We are patriotic in our own respected countries.
We support our first responders and our military.
We are in solidarity with our priests.
We support the traditional family.
We love Our Lady, who is our Mother and our Queen.
We love the Earth and want to be good stewards.
PRAYER FOR CATHOLIC DRAGONS
O God of Heaven and Earth,
We proclaim you as our Father, Mary ss our Mother, the Holy Spirit as our guide and Jesus as our Brother.
Give us the strength to serve you, to serve others, to do good works and to do Holy things.
Give us the Holy weapon to fight against the dark dragon, known as satan, his demons and all things evil.
Mary, Queen of (Good) Dragons, pray for us.
OUR SEAL, COAT OF ARMS & FLAG
The black represents the universe of the "Universal" Church. The white represent the strive for purity. The gold cross represents Jesus Christ, the Holy Eucharist, the latitude and longitude lines of the earth and the cardinal directions on a compass. All four stars have one of its points pointing toward the center of the cross represents pointing toward Jesus Christ and the five points represent the five decades of the rosary. The two hearts in the seal represent the hearts of Jesus and Mary and Light blue in the seal represent the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Mother and Queen. There are 7 representations of the four stars, there are four...
(1) Gospels in the New Testament: Mathew, Mark, Luke and John.
(2) Mysteries of the Rosary: Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious.
(3) Foundations of Our Lady's message: Prayer, Fasting, Penance and Peace.
(4) Pillars of the Catholic Church: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.
(5) Cardinal virtues: Prudence, Fortitude, Justice and Temperance.
(6) Values of our order: Faith, Family, Fellowship and Fidelity.
(7) Principles of our order: Charity, Wisdom, Strength and Courage.
OUR LOGO/SEAL OUR COAT OF ARMS OUR FLAG
North American Dragon
South American Dragon
Hierarchy of the Order
3rd Degree Dragon
2nd Degree Dragon
1st Degree Dragon