The spirituality of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem is resumed by the motto Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum, defense of the Faith and care for the poorest and sickest. The female branch of the Nuns of St. John also uses the motto Pro Fide et Utilitate Hominum, for Faith and in the service of manking.
The roots of the charism of the nuns of the Order of St. John can be found in: St. John the Baptist, with his mission and virtues; the Virgin Mary, in the Mystery of the Nativity; hospitality within the contemplative life; and the Paschal Mystery of the Lord, consummated in Jerusalem.
One of the distinctive signs of the professed knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem is the cord or stola embroidered with the Instruments of the Passion which is worn attached to the neck of the choral dress.
“Hart werden, fest bleiben”: become tough, remain firm. In times of tribulation the Nuns Comendadoras remember Blessed Clemens August Graf von Galen (1878-1946), known as the “Lion of Munster”, whose memory is celebrated on the 22nd of March. As
On March 14th we remember the Servant of God Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Dame Grand Cross of Honor and Devotion of the Order of Malta (admitted on April 6th, 1914) widow of Blessed Charles I of Austria. She was born at
We commemorate today, February 26th, the Servant of God Cardinal Rafael Merry del Val, member of our Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Rafael Merry del Val y Zulueta was born on 10 October 1865 in London, where his