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…self-discipline, generosity and courage. Whosoever does not have the firm willingness to develop and deepen these traits in his life will never be able to become a true knight. The zeal, for self-renunciation, in the midst of this society of abundance, generous aid to the weak and those without protection, courageous struggle for justice and peace are the characteristic virtues of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

Exemplary moral conduct and true Christian feeling are the prime requisites for admission to the order. The practice of Christian faith must be shown in the heart of one’s family at work in obedience to the Holy Father and in involvement in Christian activities both in one’s own parish and in one’s diocese.…

diligence of the ecumenical spirit, above all, by means of active interest in the well-recognized problems in Palestine.

The battle cry of those first crusaders, “Deus to vult,” God wills it, has been redirected by these modern Christian soldiers from a mission of might to the Gospel call, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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Brother David, our Director of Educational and Interreligious Affairs, is a Knight Commander of the Holy Sepulchre.

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