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    New Spiritual Protector
    His Excellency Jan Count Dobrzenský z Dobrzenic appointed the new Spiritual Protector and Chaplain General of the Military and Hospital Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, His Eminence Antoine Cardinal Kambanda, Archbishop of Kigali in...

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    Charity Dinner for Ukrainian Refugees
    Sadly, the terrible war in Ukraine continues and the weapons are so often targeted on people's homes, so although the trauma of fleeing their country is awful, their fate had they remained would perhaps have been even worse. The Order of...

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    URBI ET ORBI MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS - EASTER 2022
    Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter! Jesus, the Crucified One, is risen! He stands in the midst of those who mourned him, locked behind closed doors and full of fear and anguish. He comes to them and says:...

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    Patriarch Rai: "mysterious explosion" in Beirut. We ask everyone for help
    Beirut, the bride of the East, Beirut, the lighthouse of the West, is wounded". It is a "devastated city", reduced to "a scenario of war without war". Thus begins the appeal launched by Maronite...

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LIFE OF THE ORDER
New Spiritual Protector
His Excellency Jan Count Dobrzenský z Dobrzenic appointed the new Spiritual Protector and Chaplain General of the Military and Hospital Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, His Eminence Antoine Cardinal Kambanda, Ar...
read more

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
Charity Dinner for Ukrainian Refugees
Sadly, the terrible war in Ukraine continues and the weapons are so often targeted on people's homes, so although the trauma of fleeing their country is awful, their fate had they remained would perha...
read more

CHRISTIANITY
URBI ET ORBI MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS - EASTER 2022
Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter!

Jesus, the Crucified One, is risen! He stands in the midst of those who mourned him, locked behind closed doors and full...
read more

WORLDWIDE ALERT
Patriarch Rai: "mysterious explosion" in Beirut. We ask everyone for help
Beirut, the bride of the East, Beirut, the lighthouse of the West, is wounded". It is a "devastated city", reduced to "a scenario of war without war". Thus begins t...
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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