THE MILITARY AND HOSPITALLER
ORDER OF SAINT LAZARUS OF JERUSALEM
GRAND PRIORY OF THE USA
UNDER THE TEMPORAL PROTECTION OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF FRANCE
50TH GRAND MASTER, HERE AND OVERSEAS, COMMANDER OF BOIGNY, H.E. JAN COUNT DOBRZENSKY Z DOBRZENICZ
HIS EMINENCE DOMINIK CARDINAL DUKA O.P. CHAPLAIN GENERAL
KNIGHTS, DAMES & CHAPLAINS
The Order of Saint Lazarus is the only Catholic Order in the world which admits non-Catholic members. As an order of chivalry, the Order of Saint Lazarus has retained the virtues of nobility but today its members a drawn from across the social spectrum. As Christians they are inhabited by a ‘nobility of spirit’ which is illustrated in their conduct and self-sacrifice.
The Order has retained its traditional moral values such as the spirit of service, sacrifice and discipline that still characterizes the Knights today.
Battles are no longer with the sword; the modern battle is fought in the struggle against disease, poverty, exclusion and intolerance, by promoting and defending the faith.
All members of the Order, whether clergy or laity, are devoted to the values of Christian charity; striving for spiritual perfection by working for the good of others. As truly ecumenical order of chivalry, membership in the Order of Saint Lazarus is open, depending on sponsorship, to Christian men or women, who respects the values of Christianity, who hold an ardent desire to help others and work for Christian unity.
Thanks to its members and volunteers, the Order of Saint Lazarus engages in charity work around the world, helping thousands of sick, suffering and the needy. The Order of Saint Lazarus works daily for a better world.
The fundamental purpose of the Order of Saint Lazarus and its members is to help the poor, the sick, the most in need and those who are not able to care for themselves. This is the priority of its members and every effort is made to unite the whole Order for this objective.
Members of the Order of Saint Lazarus work towards Christian unity. As it is the only ecumenical Order in the world, Christian members pray together, work together, act together and share the spirit of the Christian family, which is so important to this mission.
The Order of Saint Lazarus is one of the oldest Orders of Christian chivalry. By respecting this heritage, its members adapt the mission to the challenges of the 21st century. It is because of the past that we can build the future.
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