November 19th: The Feast of All Saints of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta
When we remember “all the saints” of our Order, it is well to reflect that we refer not only to those who have been formally recognized by the Church through beatification or canonization. On this day we remember the thousands of our predecessors in the Order of St John, including knights, sisters, dames, chaplains, auxiliary troops, supporters who have already entered the presence of God, joining in heaven that venerable fraternity of Blessed Fra’ Gerard, for all such are recognized as ‘saints’.
O God, the source of all holiness and of varying forms of it that endow your Church and build up the Body of Christ, give us the grace to follow the saints of our Order in living for you alone, by meditating on your law and by perfect self-denial so that we may come with them to the bliss of eternal life. Amen.
This information was provided by Fra’ James-Michael von Stroebel. Click here to view the complete Calendar of Liturgical Celebrations Proper to the Order.