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 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
On May 23rd, the Nuns Comendadoras remember blessed Vilmos Apor, bishop and martyr. Vilmos (Gabriel) Apor de Altorja was born on February 29th, 1892 as the sixth of the eight children of Baron Gabriel and Countess Fidelia Palffy, fervent Catholics,
On May, 18th the Nuns remember Blessed Gerard Mecatti born in Villamagna, near Florence, in 1174. He came to Palestine where he entered as a servant in the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. After his return to Italy, he