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Sunday, 2 December 2012

Celebrating 900 Years of the Knights of Malta

I do not want to get into a discussion on the two branches of the Knights of Malta at this stage, but rather celebrate the 900th year of the recognition of the Order. Go to this site for an excellent history of some of the tombs of the great leaders of this Order.

Here is one blog one can read for some information. The UK site is here on this website.

I wrote two posts to the Order earlier this year, which are noted here(1) and here(2)

I would like to see the Church open up another Order of real knights at this time. Where are the military men who would defend Catholics against the onslaught of radical tyrannies, which will happen in the not too distance future? Where are those who see the need for self-defence in an increasingly hostile world, that is, hostile against the Church? I would love to see the Knights defend the TLM.

In celebrating 900 years, I would hope some of the Order would pray and consider the call to the origins and development of that Order.


Anita Moore said...

Whose monument is shown in that last pic?

Supertradmum said...

"Monument of the Vicomte de Beaujolais, younger brother of the future Louis-Philippe I, king of the French. The Vicomte died on 29 May 1809 and was buried in the co-cathedral. The monument was commissioned by Louis-Philippe in 1843 from the sculptor Jacques Pradier. His arms are shown as the Orléans family arms with no discernable mark of cadency, surmounted by the coronet of a prince of the blood. There is no indication of his membership in the Order." Taken from the website Heraldic Tour of Malta

I just like the monument and stuck it on the page as it is in the Co-Cathedral, which I shall visit again, I hope.