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.
In Caltagirone (Sicily) in the Basilica of San Giacomo, the relics of Blessed Gerlando known as “of Alemagna” or “of Apollonia” have been venerated for centuries. The oldest authors said he was originally from Germany or Poland while according to
The Cloistered Nuns of the Monastery of St Ursula in Valletta
A monastery for the nuns of our Order was first established in Vittoriosa (Birgu) by Grand Master Verdala in 1582 and eventually moved to Valletta in 1595. The nuns never leave the sanctuary of the convent apart from serious medical
Novena in honor of Blessed Gerard
Day 1 – Founder and Superior of the Pilgrims’ house. With the Bull Pie postulatio voluntatis of 15 February 1113, Pope Paschal II placed the newly founded Hospice under the protection of the Holy See. In it, he described Gerard
The Federal superior of the Comendadoras addresses the following message on the occasion of the commemoration of Santa Ubaldesca that is celebrated today on May, 28th: The Nuns Comendadoras of San Juan de Acre in Spain remember the liturgical memory of