Sovereign Military Order of Malta

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of Finance and Budget; he directs the administration of the finances and property of the Order. Patrons of the order since 1961 The patron, who is always a cardinal (Cardinal (Catholicism)), promotes the spiritual interests of the Order and its members, and its relations with the Holy See. According to the ''National Catholic Reporter'' the position "has almost no responsibilities."


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and Devotion'', ''Conventual Chaplains ad honorem'', ''Knights and Dames of Grace and Devotion'', ''Magistral Chaplains'', ''Knights and Dames of Magistral Grace'', and ''Donats (male and female) of Devotion.'' All categories of this class are made up of members who take no vows and who had to show a decreasingly extensive history of nobility (knights of magistral grace need not prove any noble lineage and are the commonest class of knights in the United States). Within each class and category


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children. Their son Jerome T. Karcher, who is a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, received the Man of Character Award from the Boy Scouts of America for founding Mercy House in Orange County (Orange County, California) for the homeless and those with AIDS. Mercy House National symbols Various symbols have identified the island over its history, the most common is the Maltese cross, the symbol used by the Knights of Malta (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) and now a symbol of the Maltese nation. It appears on the reverse of the Maltese 1 euro and 2 euro coins (Maltese euro coins#Maltese euro designs) introduced in January 2008. http: finance.gov.mt Structure of the Order The order is not to be confused with the Sovereign Military Order of Malta or other members of The Alliance of the Orders of St. John of Jerusalem. There are also "copycat" organisations using the St John name which are not generally recognised by members of the Alliance of Orders of St John. thumb left Countess Marie Hengelmüller von Hengervár, ''née'' Dunin-Borkowska (File:Countess Marie Dunir Borowska Hengelmuller.jpg) Baron Hengelmüller von Hengervár was present on 10 January 1908 at the Waldorf Astoria (Waldorf-Astoria Hotel) in New York when the American Priory of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) was officially incorporated. Knights of Malta In 1909, he signed an arbitration treaty between the United States and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which provided for a Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. Arbitration Convention between the United States and Austria-Hungary Robinson is also a Knight of Magistral Grace of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He lives at Beckside House, Lancashire. Dr. Robinson is an active member of the Georgian Group. Her maternal grandmother was a sister of Francisco Javier de Ybarra y Bergé, born in 1913, Spanish businessman, who after the Spanish Civil War became President of the ''Diputación'' of Biscay (1947–1950) and afterwards ''Alcalde'' of Bilbao (1963–1969), Academic of the ''Real Academía de la Historia'', President of the daily newspaper ''Informaciones'', President of the ''Bilbao Editorial'', and editor of ''El Correo Español-El Pueblo Vasco''. Ybarra was sequestrated for a ransom and murdered (execution-style murder with a gunshot in the back of the head) by ETA in June 1977. http: cacho.gmxhome.de apc apc26.htm His sons are the genealogist Juan Antonio de Ybarra e Ybarra, writer and author and Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta http: www.jaybarra.net (in Spanish) and Francisco Javier de Ybarra e Ybarra, author of the book ''Los Ybarra'', in which he tells the story of his family, which includes Gabriel de Ybarra and Emilio de Ybarra, and author of ''La Casa de Salcedo de Aranguren'', Bilbao, 1944, from which family they descend. * Independent sovereigns outside the Empire (such as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta Prince of the Holy Roman Empire (Reichsfürst) 1607, cf in 1620, Austrian prince (His Serene Highness) 27 December 1880, cf 1889 and 1905. Most Eminent Highness by Italian royal decree 1927 (long by usage). Papal Cardinal-rank 1630. ) * Sovereigns who were vassals, but outside its territory (i.e. the Prince of Piombino (Principality of Piombino)) The Cardinal was made Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in 2005, appointed Grand Prior of the Scottish Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in 2001 and appointed Knight Grand Cross (KGCHS) of that order in 2003. In addition, Shirvani served as editor and or on the editorial board of Journal of Architectural Education (1988–94); Avant Garde (1988–94); Journal of Planning Education and Research (1987–93); Urban Design and Presentation Quarterly (1987–89); Journal of the American Planning Association (1983–85); UD Review (1982–87); and Art and Architecture (1974–78). In October 2004, he was awarded the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and was invested as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. He was invested as a Knight in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in 2009. Sir Hamid Shirvani is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, Recipient of Special Commendation by the American Institute of Architects (2003) for his contributions in the fields of architecture and urban design, Recipient of the Seikyo Culture Award of Japan (1999) and is listed in the Who’s Who in the World. Sir Hamid Shirvani has lectured at 27 international and 48 U.S. universities, several dozen public and private agencies, and professional societies. He is also the recipient of grants from National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, United States Department of Education, DeWitt Wallace – Reader’s Digest Fund and Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation. For his distinguished service and significant scholarly and academic achievements, Soka University (Japan) bestowed upon him the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2003. In 2007 and again in 2009, the statewide student government body of the 23-campus California State University system recognized Shirvani as “President of the Year.” honorific_prefix honorific_suffix Royal Victorian Order CVO , KStJ (Venerable Order of Saint John), FSA (Society of Antiquaries of London), FSG (Society of Genealogists), FHS (The Heraldry Society), FHG (Hon) (Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies), FRHSC (Hon) (Royal Heraldry Society of Canada), FHSNZ (The Heraldry Society (New Zealand Branch)), KM (Sovereign Military Order of Malta), GCGCO (Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George) alternative names John Brooke-Little, JBL '''John Philip Rudolph Dominic Derek Aloysius Mary Brooke-Little''', "John Philip Brooke-Little" The Coat of Arms. Third Series Vol II No 212, (2006) 77. CVO (Royal Victorian Order), KStJ (Venerable Order of Saint John), FSA (Society of Antiquaries of London), FSG (Society of Genealogists), FHS (The Heraldry Society), FHG (Hon) (Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies), FRHSC (Hon) (Royal Heraldry Society of Canada), FHSNZ (The Heraldry Society (New Zealand Branch)), KM (Sovereign Military Order of Malta), GCGCO (Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George) (6 April 1927 – 13 February 2006) was an influential and popular British (United Kingdom) writer on heraldic (heraldry) subjects and a long-serving officer of arms (Officer of Arms) at the College of Arms in London. In 1947, while still a student, Brooke-Little founded the Society of Heraldic Antiquaries, now known as The Heraldry Society and recognized as one of the leading learned societies in its field. He served as the society's chairman for 50 years and then as its President from 1997 until his death in 2006. In addition to the foundation of this group, Brooke-Little was involved in other heraldic groups and societies and worked for many years as an officer of arms; beginning as Bluemantle Pursuivant, Brooke-Little rose to the second highest heraldic office in England: Clarenceux King of Arms. In addition to his honours in the United Kingdom, Brooke-Little also served as Chancellor of the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta from 1973 to 1977. He was first admitted to the Order as a Knight of Magistral Grace, and would eventually hold the rank of Knight Grand Cross of Grace and Devotion. He was also honoured with the Order of Merito Melitense in 1964 and was made a Knight Grand Cross of Grace of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. The American College of Heraldry. In addition to these honours, he held the Cruz Distinguida (1st class) de San Raimundo de Penafort. Education and World War II Monckton was educated at Harrow School and then read agriculture at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1939. He converted to Roman Catholicism at Cambridge University, and was later a Knight of St John (Order of Malta). He was bailiff of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and was awarded the Grand Cross of Obedience. Viscount Monckton was an active supporter and long time member of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George and held the rank of Bailiff Knight Grand Cross of Justice as well as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I, its sister order. Criptana, located about two kilometers east of the present city center, was granted, under the name of Chitrana, by the Order of St. John (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) in 1162 to the Toledo (Toledo, Spain) Mozarab nobleman Miguel Assaraff in order that it be resettled. Later it passed to the Order of Santiago, forming the center of an estate that also had property in Villajos and Pedro Muñoz. By the 14th century it was again depopulated. - 100px (File:Flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.svg) 1130 — Sovereign Military Order of Malta The flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a red rectangular flag quartered by a white cross. In June 2001, Lennon was installed as a Knight of Malta (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) and into the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Diocese of Cleveland - Bishops *Rock paintings and Neolithic archaeological remains *Collegiate church of Santa Maria la Mayor del Pilar (16th-17th centuries), located in the highest sector of the town. Founded by the Military Order of St. John (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) during the 13th century, it is one of the best example of Aragonese Gothic (Gothic architecture) architecture, with influences from the Cistercian style. It has a nave and two aisles, the former covered by cross vaults supported by semicolumns, in turn placed over pilasters. The transept area was added in 1515. The bell tower is modern, dating to 1818, while from the Gothic edifice is the western portal, built in 1412 and featuring a rich decoration with contrasts with the sober interior. *''Torre de Salamanca'', located on a hill outside the town and built by general Salamanca in 1874. History of the order The Order of Saint Lazarus (Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem) was established as a military and religious community at the time of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, probably some years before 1090. Presuming a foundation date of 1099 for the Order of the Hospital (now the Sovereign Military Order of Malta), the Order of Saint Lazarus is arguably the oldest surviving of the medieval military-religious knightly orders. From its inception, the order was concerned with the relief of leprosy, and many of its members were lepers who had been knights in other orders. It became very rich, its practices dubious, and its funds much abused. With the fall of Acre (Siege of Acre (1291)) in 1291 the knights of St Lazarus fled the Holy Land and Egypt and settled in France and, in 1311, in Naples. In the sixteenth century, the order declined in credibility and wealth. With papal support, Duke of Savoy became Grand Master in 1572.


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*Paolo Giobbe (8 August 1961 – 3 July 1969) *Giacomo Violardo (3 July 1969 – 17 March 1978) *Paul-Pierre Philippe, O.P. (10 November 1978 – 9 April 1984) *Sebastiano Baggio (26 May 1984 – 21 March 1993) *Pio Laghi (8 May 1993 – 11 January 2009) *Paolo Sardi (6 June 2009 – 8 November 2014) *Raymond Leo Burke (8 November 2014 – present) Membership 120px thumb upright A Knight of Grace and Devotion in contemporary Religious habit habit (File:Knight of Malta XXI century.JPG). Membership in the order is divided into three classes and subdivided into several categories, i.e.: The three Classes of the Knights of Malta - official website of the Order of Malta *'''First Class''', containing only one category: ''Knights of Justice'' or ''Professed Knights'', and the ''Professed Conventual Chaplains'', who take religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and form what amounts to a religious order (until the 1990s membership in this class was restricted to members of families with noble lineages). *'''Second Class''': ''Knight and Dames of Obedience (Knight of Obedience)'', similarly restricted until recently, these knights and dames make a promise, rather than a vow, of obedience. This class is subdivided into three categories, namely that of ''Knight and Dames of Honour and Devotion in Obedience'', ''Knight and Dames of Grace and Devotion in Obedience'', and ''Knight and Dames of Magistral Grace in Obedience''. *'''Third Class''', which is subdivided into six categories: ''Knights and Dames of Honour and Devotion'', ''Conventual Chaplains ad honorem'', ''Knights and Dames of Grace and Devotion'', ''Magistral Chaplains'', ''Knights and Dames of Magistral Grace'', and ''Donats (male and female) of Devotion.'' All categories of this class are made up of members who take no vows and who had to show a decreasingly extensive history of nobility (knights of magistral grace need not prove any noble lineage and are the commonest class of knights in the United States). Within each class and category of knights are ranks ranging from bailiff grand cross (the highest) through knight grand cross, and knight — thus one could be a "knight of grace and devotion," or a "bailiff grand cross of justice." The final rank of ''donat'' is offered to some who join the order in the class of "justice" but who are not knights. Bishops and priests are generally honorary members, or knights, of the Order of Malta. However, there are some priests who are full members of the Order, and this is usually because they were conferred knighthood prior to ordination. The priests of the Order of Malta are ranked as Honorary Canons, as in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre; and they are entitled to wear the black mozetta with purple piping and purple fascia. Prior to the 1990s, all officers of the Order had to be of noble birth (''i.e.'', armigerous for at least a hundred years), as they were all knights of justice or of obedience. However, Knights of Magistral Grace (''i.e.'', those without noble proofs) now may make the Promise of Obedience and, at the discretion of the Grand Master and Sovereign Council, may enter the novitiate to become professed Knights of Justice. Worldwide, there are over 13,000 knights and dames, a small minority of whom are professed religious. Membership of the Order is by invitation only and solicitations are not entertained. The Order's finances are audited by a Board of Auditors, which includes a President and four Councillors, all elected by the Chapter General. The Order's judicial powers are exercised by a group of Magistral Courts, whose judges are appointed by the Grand Master and Sovereign Council. Military corps of the order The Order states that it was the hospitaller role that enabled the Order to survive the end of the crusading era; nonetheless, it retains its military title and traditions. On March 26, 1876 the ''Association of the Italian Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta'' (ACISMOM) formed a Military Corps to provide medical support to the Italian Army, that on April 9, 1909 did officially become a special auxiliary volunteer corps of the Italian Army under the name ''Corpo Militare dell'Esercito dell'ACISMOM'' (Army Military Corps of the ACISMOM), wearing Italian uniforms.


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) was an influential and popular British (United Kingdom) writer on heraldic (heraldry) subjects and a long-serving officer of arms (Officer of Arms) at the College of Arms in London. In 1947, while still a student, Brooke-Little founded the Society of Heraldic Antiquaries, now known as The Heraldry Society and recognized as one of the leading learned societies in its field. He served as the society's chairman for 50 years and then as its President from 1997 until his death in 2006. In addition to the foundation of this group, Brooke-Little was involved in other heraldic groups and societies and worked for many years as an officer of arms; beginning as Bluemantle Pursuivant, Brooke-Little rose to the second highest heraldic office in England: Clarenceux King of Arms. In addition to his honours in the United Kingdom, Brooke-Little also served as Chancellor of the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta from 1973 to 1977. He was first admitted to the Order as a Knight of Magistral Grace, and would eventually hold the rank of Knight Grand Cross of Grace and Devotion. He was also honoured with the Order of Merito Melitense in 1964 and was made a Knight Grand Cross of Grace of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. The American College of Heraldry. In addition to these honours, he held the Cruz Distinguida (1st class) de San Raimundo de Penafort. Education and World War II Monckton was educated at Harrow School and then read agriculture at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1939. He converted to Roman Catholicism at Cambridge University, and was later a Knight of St John (Order of Malta). He was bailiff of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and was awarded the Grand Cross of Obedience. Viscount Monckton was an active supporter and long time member of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George and held the rank of Bailiff Knight Grand Cross of Justice as well as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I, its sister order. Criptana, located about two kilometers east of the present city center, was granted, under the name of Chitrana, by the Order of St. John (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) in 1162 to the Toledo (Toledo, Spain) Mozarab nobleman Miguel Assaraff in order that it be resettled. Later it passed to the Order of Santiago, forming the center of an estate that also had property in Villajos and Pedro Muñoz. By the 14th century it was again depopulated. - 100px (File:Flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.svg) 1130 — Sovereign Military Order of Malta The flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a red rectangular flag quartered by a white cross. In June 2001, Lennon was installed as a Knight of Malta (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) and into the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Diocese of Cleveland - Bishops *Rock paintings and Neolithic archaeological remains *Collegiate church of Santa Maria la Mayor del Pilar (16th-17th centuries), located in the highest sector of the town. Founded by the Military Order of St. John (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) during the 13th century, it is one of the best example of Aragonese Gothic (Gothic architecture) architecture, with influences from the Cistercian style. It has a nave and two aisles, the former covered by cross vaults supported by semicolumns, in turn placed over pilasters. The transept area was added in 1515. The bell tower is modern, dating to 1818, while from the Gothic edifice is the western portal, built in 1412 and featuring a rich decoration with contrasts with the sober interior. *''Torre de Salamanca'', located on a hill outside the town and built by general Salamanca in 1874. History of the order The Order of Saint Lazarus (Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem) was established as a military and religious community at the time of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, probably some years before 1090. Presuming a foundation date of 1099 for the Order of the Hospital (now the Sovereign Military Order of Malta), the Order of Saint Lazarus is arguably the oldest surviving of the medieval military-religious knightly orders. From its inception, the order was concerned with the relief of leprosy, and many of its members were lepers who had been knights in other orders. It became very rich, its practices dubious, and its funds much abused. With the fall of Acre (Siege of Acre (1291)) in 1291 the knights of St Lazarus fled the Holy Land and Egypt and settled in France and, in 1311, in Naples. In the sixteenth century, the order declined in credibility and wealth. With papal support, Duke of Savoy became Grand Master in 1572.


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of Canadian Biography Online series 1000-1700 volume 1 publication-place Ottawa publisher Queen's Printer for Canada url http: www.biographi.ca accessdate 11 January 2010 ref harv Memberships Burns is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Order of St. John (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) and is a life-long member of Red Sox Nation.


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;nbsp;– 11 January 2009) *Paolo Sardi (6 June 2009 – 8 November 2014) *Raymond Leo Burke (8 November 2014 – present) Membership 120px thumb upright A Knight of Grace and Devotion in contemporary Religious habit habit (File:Knight of Malta XXI century.JPG). Membership in the order is divided into three classes and subdivided into several categories, i.e.:


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National symbols Various symbols have identified the island over its history, the most common is the Maltese cross, the symbol used by the Knights of Malta (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) and now a symbol of the Maltese nation. It appears on the reverse of the Maltese 1 euro and 2 euro coins (Maltese euro coins#Maltese euro designs) introduced in January 2008. http: finance.gov.mt Structure of the Order The order is not to be confused with the Sovereign Military Order of Malta or other members of The Alliance of the Orders of St. John of Jerusalem. There are also "copycat" organisations using the St John name which are not generally recognised by members of the Alliance of Orders of St John. thumb left Countess Marie Hengelmüller von Hengervár, ''née'' Dunin-Borkowska (File:Countess Marie Dunir Borowska Hengelmuller.jpg) Baron Hengelmüller von Hengervár was present on 10 January 1908 at the Waldorf Astoria (Waldorf-Astoria Hotel) in New York when the American Priory of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) was officially incorporated. Knights of Malta In 1909, he signed an arbitration treaty between the United States and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which provided for a Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. Arbitration Convention between the United States and Austria-Hungary Robinson is also a Knight of Magistral Grace of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. He lives at Beckside House, Lancashire. Dr. Robinson is an active member of the Georgian Group. Her maternal grandmother was a sister of Francisco Javier de Ybarra y Bergé, born in 1913, Spanish businessman, who after the Spanish Civil War became President of the ''Diputación'' of Biscay (1947–1950) and afterwards ''Alcalde'' of Bilbao (1963–1969), Academic of the ''Real Academía de la Historia'', President of the daily newspaper ''Informaciones'', President of the ''Bilbao Editorial'', and editor of ''El Correo Español-El Pueblo Vasco''. Ybarra was sequestrated for a ransom and murdered (execution-style murder with a gunshot in the back of the head) by ETA in June 1977. http: cacho.gmxhome.de apc apc26.htm His sons are the genealogist Juan Antonio de Ybarra e Ybarra, writer and author and Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta http: www.jaybarra.net (in Spanish) and Francisco Javier de Ybarra e Ybarra, author of the book ''Los Ybarra'', in which he tells the story of his family, which includes Gabriel de Ybarra and Emilio de Ybarra, and author of ''La Casa de Salcedo de Aranguren'', Bilbao, 1944, from which family they descend. * Independent sovereigns outside the Empire (such as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta Prince of the Holy Roman Empire (Reichsfürst) 1607, cf in 1620, Austrian prince (His Serene Highness) 27 December 1880, cf 1889 and 1905. Most Eminent Highness by Italian royal decree 1927 (long by usage). Papal Cardinal-rank 1630. ) * Sovereigns who were vassals, but outside its territory (i.e. the Prince of Piombino (Principality of Piombino)) The Cardinal was made Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in 2005, appointed Grand Prior of the Scottish Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in 2001 and appointed Knight Grand Cross (KGCHS) of that order in 2003. In addition, Shirvani served as editor and or on the editorial board of Journal of Architectural Education (1988–94); Avant Garde (1988–94); Journal of Planning Education and Research (1987–93); Urban Design and Presentation Quarterly (1987–89); Journal of the American Planning Association (1983–85); UD Review (1982–87); and Art and Architecture (1974–78). In October 2004, he was awarded the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and was invested as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. He was invested as a Knight in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in 2009. Sir Hamid Shirvani is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, Recipient of Special Commendation by the American Institute of Architects (2003) for his contributions in the fields of architecture and urban design, Recipient of the Seikyo Culture Award of Japan (1999) and is listed in the Who’s Who in the World. Sir Hamid Shirvani has lectured at 27 international and 48 U.S. universities, several dozen public and private agencies, and professional societies. He is also the recipient of grants from National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, United States Department of Education, DeWitt Wallace – Reader’s Digest Fund and Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation. For his distinguished service and significant scholarly and academic achievements, Soka University (Japan) bestowed upon him the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2003. In 2007 and again in 2009, the statewide student government body of the 23-campus California State University system recognized Shirvani as “President of the Year.” honorific_prefix honorific_suffix Royal Victorian Order CVO , KStJ (Venerable Order of Saint John), FSA (Society of Antiquaries of London), FSG (Society of Genealogists), FHS (The Heraldry Society), FHG (Hon) (Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies), FRHSC (Hon) (Royal Heraldry Society of Canada), FHSNZ (The Heraldry Society (New Zealand Branch)), KM (Sovereign Military Order of Malta), GCGCO (Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George) alternative names John Brooke-Little, JBL '''John Philip Rudolph Dominic Derek Aloysius Mary Brooke-Little''', "John Philip Brooke-Little" The Coat of Arms. Third Series Vol II No 212, (2006) 77. CVO (Royal Victorian Order), KStJ (Venerable Order of Saint John), FSA (Society of Antiquaries of London), FSG (Society of Genealogists), FHS (The Heraldry Society), FHG (Hon) (Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies), FRHSC (Hon) (Royal Heraldry Society of Canada), FHSNZ (The Heraldry Society (New Zealand Branch)), KM (Sovereign Military Order of Malta), GCGCO (Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George) (6 April 1927 – 13 February 2006) was an influential and popular British (United Kingdom) writer on heraldic (heraldry) subjects and a long-serving officer of arms (Officer of Arms) at the College of Arms in London. In 1947, while still a student, Brooke-Little founded the Society of Heraldic Antiquaries, now known as The Heraldry Society and recognized as one of the leading learned societies in its field. He served as the society's chairman for 50 years and then as its President from 1997 until his death in 2006. In addition to the foundation of this group, Brooke-Little was involved in other heraldic groups and societies and worked for many years as an officer of arms; beginning as Bluemantle Pursuivant, Brooke-Little rose to the second highest heraldic office in England: Clarenceux King of Arms. In addition to his honours in the United Kingdom, Brooke-Little also served as Chancellor of the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta from 1973 to 1977. He was first admitted to the Order as a Knight of Magistral Grace, and would eventually hold the rank of Knight Grand Cross of Grace and Devotion. He was also honoured with the Order of Merito Melitense in 1964 and was made a Knight Grand Cross of Grace of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. The American College of Heraldry. In addition to these honours, he held the Cruz Distinguida (1st class) de San Raimundo de Penafort. Education and World War II Monckton was educated at Harrow School and then read agriculture at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1939. He converted to Roman Catholicism at Cambridge University, and was later a Knight of St John (Order of Malta). He was bailiff of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and was awarded the Grand Cross of Obedience. Viscount Monckton was an active supporter and long time member of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George and held the rank of Bailiff Knight Grand Cross of Justice as well as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I, its sister order. Criptana, located about two kilometers east of the present city center, was granted, under the name of Chitrana, by the Order of St. John (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) in 1162 to the Toledo (Toledo, Spain) Mozarab nobleman Miguel Assaraff in order that it be resettled. Later it passed to the Order of Santiago, forming the center of an estate that also had property in Villajos and Pedro Muñoz. By the 14th century it was again depopulated. - 100px (File:Flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.svg) 1130 — Sovereign Military Order of Malta The flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a red rectangular flag quartered by a white cross. In June 2001, Lennon was installed as a Knight of Malta (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) and into the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Diocese of Cleveland - Bishops *Rock paintings and Neolithic archaeological remains *Collegiate church of Santa Maria la Mayor del Pilar (16th-17th centuries), located in the highest sector of the town. Founded by the Military Order of St. John (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) during the 13th century, it is one of the best example of Aragonese Gothic (Gothic architecture) architecture, with influences from the Cistercian style. It has a nave and two aisles, the former covered by cross vaults supported by semicolumns, in turn placed over pilasters. The transept area was added in 1515. The bell tower is modern, dating to 1818, while from the Gothic edifice is the western portal, built in 1412 and featuring a rich decoration with contrasts with the sober interior. *''Torre de Salamanca'', located on a hill outside the town and built by general Salamanca in 1874. History of the order The Order of Saint Lazarus (Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem) was established as a military and religious community at the time of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, probably some years before 1090. Presuming a foundation date of 1099 for the Order of the Hospital (now the Sovereign Military Order of Malta), the Order of Saint Lazarus is arguably the oldest surviving of the medieval military-religious knightly orders. From its inception, the order was concerned with the relief of leprosy, and many of its members were lepers who had been knights in other orders. It became very rich, its practices dubious, and its funds much abused. With the fall of Acre (Siege of Acre (1291)) in 1291 the knights of St Lazarus fled the Holy Land and Egypt and settled in France and, in 1311, in Naples. In the sixteenth century, the order declined in credibility and wealth. With papal support, Duke of Savoy became Grand Master in 1572.


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;nbsp;– 11 January 2009) *Paolo Sardi (6 June 2009 – 8 November 2014) *Raymond Leo Burke (8 November 2014 – present) Membership 120px thumb upright A Knight of Grace and Devotion in contemporary Religious habit habit (File:Knight of Malta XXI century.JPG). Membership in the order is divided into three classes and subdivided into several categories, i.e.:


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) was an influential and popular British (United Kingdom) writer on heraldic (heraldry) subjects and a long-serving officer of arms (Officer of Arms) at the College of Arms in London. In 1947, while still a student, Brooke-Little founded the Society of Heraldic Antiquaries, now known as The Heraldry Society and recognized as one of the leading learned societies in its field. He served as the society's chairman for 50 years and then as its President from 1997 until his death in 2006. In addition to the foundation of this group, Brooke-Little was involved in other heraldic groups and societies and worked for many years as an officer of arms; beginning as Bluemantle Pursuivant, Brooke-Little rose to the second highest heraldic office in England: Clarenceux King of Arms. In addition to his honours in the United Kingdom, Brooke-Little also served as Chancellor of the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta from 1973 to 1977. He was first admitted to the Order as a Knight of Magistral Grace, and would eventually hold the rank of Knight Grand Cross of Grace and Devotion. He was also honoured with the Order of Merito Melitense in 1964 and was made a Knight Grand Cross of Grace of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. The American College of Heraldry. In addition to these honours, he held the Cruz Distinguida (1st class) de San Raimundo de Penafort. Education and World War II Monckton was educated at Harrow School and then read agriculture at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1939. He converted to Roman Catholicism at Cambridge University, and was later a Knight of St John (Order of Malta). He was bailiff of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and was awarded the Grand Cross of Obedience. Viscount Monckton was an active supporter and long time member of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George and held the rank of Bailiff Knight Grand Cross of Justice as well as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I, its sister order. Criptana, located about two kilometers east of the present city center, was granted, under the name of Chitrana, by the Order of St. John (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) in 1162 to the Toledo (Toledo, Spain) Mozarab nobleman Miguel Assaraff in order that it be resettled. Later it passed to the Order of Santiago, forming the center of an estate that also had property in Villajos and Pedro Muñoz. By the 14th century it was again depopulated. - 100px (File:Flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.svg) 1130 — Sovereign Military Order of Malta The flag of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a red rectangular flag quartered by a white cross. In June 2001, Lennon was installed as a Knight of Malta (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) and into the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Diocese of Cleveland - Bishops *Rock paintings and Neolithic archaeological remains *Collegiate church of Santa Maria la Mayor del Pilar (16th-17th centuries), located in the highest sector of the town. Founded by the Military Order of St. John (Sovereign Military Order of Malta) during the 13th century, it is one of the best example of Aragonese Gothic (Gothic architecture) architecture, with influences from the Cistercian style. It has a nave and two aisles, the former covered by cross vaults supported by semicolumns, in turn placed over pilasters. The transept area was added in 1515. The bell tower is modern, dating to 1818, while from the Gothic edifice is the western portal, built in 1412 and featuring a rich decoration with contrasts with the sober interior. *''Torre de Salamanca'', located on a hill outside the town and built by general Salamanca in 1874. History of the order The Order of Saint Lazarus (Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem) was established as a military and religious community at the time of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, probably some years before 1090. Presuming a foundation date of 1099 for the Order of the Hospital (now the Sovereign Military Order of Malta), the Order of Saint Lazarus is arguably the oldest surviving of the medieval military-religious knightly orders. From its inception, the order was concerned with the relief of leprosy, and many of its members were lepers who had been knights in other orders. It became very rich, its practices dubious, and its funds much abused. With the fall of Acre (Siege of Acre (1291)) in 1291 the knights of St Lazarus fled the Holy Land and Egypt and settled in France and, in 1311, in Naples. In the sixteenth century, the order declined in credibility and wealth. With papal support, Duke of Savoy became Grand Master in 1572.

Sovereign Military Order of Malta

The '''Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta''' (

SMOM is the modern continuation of the original medieval order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Joint Declaration of SMOM and the Alliance of the Orders of St John of Jerusalem, Rome, 22 October 2004. known as the ''"Fraternitas Hospitalaria"'' (Knights Hospitaller) and later as the Knights Hospitaller, a group founded in Jerusalem around the year 1050 as an Amalfitan (Duchy of Amalfi) hospital to provide care for poor and sick pilgrims (pilgrimage) to the Holy Land. After the conquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade, it became a military order (Military order (society)) under its own charter. Following the loss of Christian held territories of the Holy Land to Muslims (Islam), the order operated from Rhodes (1310–1523), and later from Malta (1530–1798), over which it was sovereign.

Although this state came to an end with the ejection of the order from Malta by Napoleon Bonaparte, the order as such survived. It retains its claims of sovereignty under international law and has been granted permanent observer status (United Nations General Assembly observers) at the United Nations. Permanent Observer Mission of the Order of Malta to the United Nations in New York official website. Retrieved 2010-08-02. The order is notable for issuing its own international passports for travel, postal stamps, along with its formal insignia, often portrayed as a white or gold Maltese cross. The order nominally invokes the Blessed Virgin Mary under the venerated Marian title of ''"Our Lady of Mount Philermos"'' as its patroness and spiritual intercessor.

Today the order has about 13,000 members; 80,000 permanent volunteers; and 20,000 medical personnel including doctors, nurses, auxiliaries and paramedics in more than 120 countries. The goal is to assist the elderly, handicapped, refugeed, children, homeless, those with terminal illness and leprosy in all parts of the world, without distinction of race or religion. As the order's website says, "Its programmes include medical and social assistance, disaster relief in the case of armed conflicts and natural catastrophes, emergency services and first aid corps, help for the elderly, the handicapped and children in need and the provision of first aid training, and support for refugees and internally displaced persons regardless of race, origin or religion." In several countries—including France, Germany and Ireland—the local associations of the order are important providers of first aid training, first aid services and emergency medical services. Through its worldwide relief corps—Malteser International—the order is also engaged to aid victims of natural disasters, epidemics and armed conflicts.

In February 2013 the order celebrated its 900th anniversary recognising the Papal bull of sovereignty ''"Pie Postulatio Voluntatis"'' formally issued by Pope Paschal II on 15 February 1113, with a general audience given by Pope Benedict XVI and a Holy Mass celebrated by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone at Saint Peter's Basilica.

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