The Order

Since the Founding of the Order 900 years ago, members have dedicated themselves to personal sanctification, fidelity to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, and support of the Christian Community in the Holy Land. Knights and Ladies continue this tradition through prayer and pilgrimage, active involvement in their parish and diocese, and a commitment of financial resources to support Catholic institutions in the Holy Land.
Contributions by members of the Order are used in Israel, the West Bank and Jordan to support:

  • parish churches and community centers;
  • convents, seminaries and seminarians;
  • clinics and hospitals;
  • parish grade schools, high schools, and Bethlehem University.

in addition to providing tuition scholarships and humanitarian assistance for food and medical supplies.