near Our Lord's Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem c. 1099 A. D., the
Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem is a chivalric brotherhood
in the faithful service of God and His Church. The Hospitaller
Knights strive for perfection of charity by impartial service
to the sick, injured and poor; by preservation of the ancient
liturgies and traditions of the Church; and by the propagation
and defense of the Kingdom of Christ.