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History of the Order

• Founded by Godfrey of Bouillon after the First Crusade in 1099;
• Organized to protect pilgrims journeying to the holy places of Jerusalem;
• Today, the members dedicate themselves to:

    • personal sanctification,
    • fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church,
    • support of the Christian community in the Holy Land.

Investiture of a Knight

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