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    Roman Pilgrimage
    A number of members of the Grand Priory of Great Britain took part in a pilgrimage to Rome recently, as part of a larger group from the parish of the Chaplain General for Great Britain. Fifty one of us altogether. One of the highlights was Mass in St Peter's...

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    Cardinal Duka blessed the minibus for the Children's Psychiatric Hospital in Opařany
    Dominik Cardinal Duka, OP, Archbishop of Prague and Chaplain General of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, visited on Wednesday November 7, 2018 Children's...

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    WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
    HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Let us look at three things Jesus does in today’s Gospel. First: while it is still day, he “leaves”. He leaves the crowds at the height of his success, acclaimed for his multiplication of the loaves. Though the...

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    Foreign debt in Africa: a sword of Damocles on millions of poor
    The foreign debt that Sub-Saharan African Countries have accumulated over the past few years is an unresolved issue. After the great abolitionist campaign, promoted on the occasion of the Great Jubilee of 2000,...

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LIFE OF THE ORDER
Roman Pilgrimage
A number of members of the Grand Priory of Great Britain took part in a pilgrimage to Rome recently, as part of a larger group from the parish of the Chaplain General for Great Britain. Fifty one of us altogether. One of ...
read more

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
Cardinal Duka blessed the minibus for the Children's Psychiatric Hospital in Opařany
Dominik Cardinal Duka, OP, Archbishop of Prague and Chaplain General of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, visited on Wedne...
read more

CHRISTIANITY
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Let us look at three things Jesus does in today’s Gospel.

First: while it is still day, he “leaves”. He leaves the crowds at the height of his succe...
read more

WORLDWIDE ALERT
Foreign debt in Africa: a sword of Damocles on millions of poor
The foreign debt that Sub-Saharan African Countries have accumulated over the past few years is an unresolved issue. After the great abolitionist campaign, promoted on the oc...
read more


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CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES PRINCIPLESCharity is a virtue that leads us to desire to be a good neighbour. It is an act inspired by love of our neighbour.

Charity is one of the three theological virtues, defined by Saint Paul, along with faith and hope. It is the queen of virtues: the love of God and of the neighbour. Thomas Aquinas went so far as to say that it is the form of all the theological virtues.

The virtue of charity toward ones neighbour can be fulfilled through a work of beneficence, by making a donation, or by alms-giving. This is a private act, motivated by faith. It can be as simple as to decide to offer time, a service, love, money or something else to someone in need.

Acts of charity makes us say “My God, I love you with all my heart, and above all things, because you are infinitely good and infinitely lovable, and I love my neighbour as myself, out of love for you.”


Charity is to love as the Lord loved us.
It is to love unconditionally, without the possibility of being repaid.
Charity is not to pity, it is the willingness to love even our enemies.
The virtue of Charity urges us to do good for the sake of goodness.
The virtue of Charity is linked to that of Hope and Faith.


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