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From: "ajm22" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, 05 April 2001 4:49 a.m.
Subject: Re: [M-R] Saint John of Jerusalem


> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>
> I for one would be grateful for info. on those websites re the Order of
> Knights
> Hospitaller.
>
> Alastair Minnis
>
> Marjorie Greene wrote:
> >
> > medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and
culture
> >
> > I'd bet that you're dealing with the Order of Knights
> > Hospitaller and there are many websites devoted to the
> > Order. Have you absolutely nothing but a name? The
> > Order was founded, if I read correctly, in the 11th
> > century to take care of pilgrims in the Holy Land,
> > hence the "Hospitaller." That's about it from here.
> >
> > MG
> >
> >

There are many St. Johns in the Roman Martyrology, quite a few with
connections to Jerusalem.  The White Cross on black background (the common
symbol of the Venerable Order of St. John) represents St. John the Baptist.
I would certainly like to see more discussion of the Orders of Chivalry,
I've always been interested.  Our parish church - Our Lady of Walsingham -
is also a Chapel for the St. John Fellowship here in Houston, so I have a
keen interest in all things pertaining to the White Cross.

Stephen M. Collins
Houston, Texas

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