The Orderís arms display the eight-pointed latin cross on a red oval field surrounded by a rosary and surmounted by the princely mantle and crown (as described in Article 6 of the Orderís Constitution). It is the emblem of the Sovereign Orderís Grand Magistry and its Institutions: the Grand Priories, Subpriories, National Associations and Diplomatic Missions.
The emblem is the symbol of the Order of Maltaís medical and humanitarian activities worldwide. It is a red shield with a white, eight-pointed cross (as described in Article 242 of the Order of Maltaís Code).
The arms of Grand Master Fraí Matthew Festing are quartered with those of the Order. At 1 and 4 gules (red) a cross argent; at 2 and 3 azure an eagle displayed erminois between three castles argent. The arms are surrounded by the Collar, symbol of the Grand Master, within a princely mantle and surmounted by a closed crown.