Order of Malta

Knights Hospitaller


The Feast of Saint Hugh


October 8th: Saint Hugh

saint hugh

Religious of the Order


Saint Hugh was born about 1168 in Alessandria, Italy. He became a Knight of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. After lengthy service with the Order in the Holy Land, he was elected Master of the Commandery of St John di Prè in Genoa, Italy, where he worked in the nearby infirmary. He was renowned for miraculous powers over the natural elements. He is believed to have died in 1233.


O God, who gave to Saint Hugh power to heal the sick by the sign of the cross, give us the spirit of your own love, to serve you in our sick brothers and sisters. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 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.

Pictured above is Il miracolo della fonte

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