Sovereign Military Order of Malta
John J. DeGioia President of Georgetown University
Guglielmo Marconi (Click picture to enlarge) Guglielmo Marconi is pictured here with the Knight of Malta eight pointed cross on the lapel of his dinner jacket.
is a Palestinian Christian who lives in East Jerusalem. He is the publisher of The Jerusalem Times and a co-Chief Executive Officer of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information. He is also a member of the Palestine National Council and the chairperson of the Palestinian-American Chamber of Commerce.
An early proponent of dialogue and negotiations with Israel, Siniora has a long history of involvement in pro-peace activities. For his lifetime commitment to working towards Palestinian-Israeli peace
Archbishop James Harvey escorts the new Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, Matthew Festing of Britain, before his meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on June 23, 2008.
Pope Benedict XVI speaks with the new Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, Matthew Festing of Britain, during their meeting at the Vatican June 23, 2008. Festing was elected in March as the new Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, which began as a Christian crusading military order more than 900 years ago and now operates as a worldwide charity. Elected in a secret conclave, he succeeds Andrew Willoughby Ninian Berti, also British, who died in February 2008.
13) How are the Order’s activities financed?
Activities are funded essentially by its members. Funds come from private donations and vary according to different countries and situations. Resources for hospitals and medical activities usually come from agreements stipulated with the national health and social systems. The same is true for emergency services. In developing countries, activities are often backed by grants from governments, the European Commission or other international organisations. Funds also come from donations or benefactors’ contributions to Order’s activities. -Source
On the Popes left you will see two men. The one further away is H. E. Albrecht Freiherr von BOESELAGER who is the son of jesuit trained Nazi, Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager who just died at the ripe old age of 90.
Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager (Catholic Nobleman, Forester, Knight of Malta,) 1917-2008. He joined the Order of Malta in 1946, eventually co-founding Malteser Hilfdienst, the medical operation of the German knights of the Order, and helping coordinate German pilgrimages to Lourdes. Philipp was the fourth of eight children and was educated by the Jesuits at Bad Godesborg. That’s actually a picture of his brother behind him who studied to be a Jesuit Priest. Both were supposedly part of a failed assassination attempt on Hitler. This story followed them their whole lives offering them a convienient escape from the curse of being a former “Nazi”.
Pope Benedict XVI leaves after a mass celebrated at the Roman Hospital “San Giovanni Battista” of S.M.H.O in Rome, 02 December 2007.
Pope Benedict XVI conducts Holy Mass during his pastoral visit to the Roman Hospital “San Giovanni Battista” of the Order of Malta in Rome December 2, 2007.
Pope Benedict XVI is welcomed by the FORMER Grand Master of the Order of Malta Fra Andrew Bertie (L) during his pastoral visit to the Roman Hospital “San Giovanni Battista” of the Order of Malta in Rome December 2, 2007.
Pope Benedict XVI meets Knights of Malta Grand Master Fra Andrew Bertie during a mass celebrated at the Roman Hospital “San Giovanni Battista” of S.M.H.O in Rome, 02 December 2007.
7 months ago: Cuba’s President Fidel Castro decorates the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Prince Fra’ Andrew Bertie, with the order of Jose Marti in Havana in a November 16, 1998 file photo. Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie, the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, a group which started as a Christian chivalric and military order more than 900 years ago, has died. The order said on Friday that Bertie, 78, an Englishman who was elected Grand Master in 1988, died in a hospital on February 7, 2008 in Rome, where the order has been based since 1834.
A woman looks at paintings, Jean-Marc Nattier’s Portrait of a Commander of the Order of the Knights of Malta (L), Louis Tocque’s Portrait of an Unknown Man and Guillaume Voiriot’s Portrait of an Unknown Woman, from The Collection of Louis La Caze at The Wallace Collection, in London, on February 13, 2008. The exhibition features 17 Old Masters pictures lent by the Musee du Louvre.
The coffin of Carl’s Jr. founder Carl Karcher passes through an honor guard representing the Knights and Dames of Malta, left, in black, and the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre, right, in white at the funeral services for Karcher at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Jan. 18, 2008. Karcher, 90, was founder of the Carl’s Jr. restaurant chain and an Orange County civic leader.
Former first lady Bernadette Chirac attends mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at La Prairie in Lourdes on September 14, 2008 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of when the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. More than 150,000 people were expected to attend the open-air mass given by Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday during his pilgrimage to the shrine town of Lourdes, amid heavy security.
LOOKS LIKE THE FORMER FIRST LADY OF FRANCE WAS A DAME OF MALTA AYE?
She was born to a devout catholic family and received a strict education from her mother.
Nobility of Bernadette Chirac
Bernadette Chirac was born into an old aristocratic family of public servants, from the Trois-Évêchés. Her family includes military officers, goldsmiths, lawyers, diplomats and industrialists. They would ultimately become owners of factories in Gien and Briare, in the Loiret, which were famed for their porcelain and enamel. Like many old French families, Bernadette Chirac has several European royal families among her ancestors. In 1852, a decree by Napoleon III authorizes the addition of Courcel, one of the family’s properties, to their name. In 1867, Napoleon III made Alphonse Chodron de Courcel a hereditary baron for services rendered to the State. ~Source
Looks like she’s involved in the Constantiniane order as well. From: