Founder of the Order of Malta honoured at celebration Mass
London, 13 October 2020
The anniversary of the birth of the Order’s founder, Blessed Gerard, was celebrated at a special Mass in St James’s Spanish Place this week. With social distancing was in place, the many members and friends present could still fill the church. The choir, under the direction of Isetyn Evans, with organist Ed Tambling, created sound that was indeed a Song of Praise.
Gerard, born in Scala, Amalfi, around 1140 became the rector of the hospice in Jerusalem, and there founded the Order of Malta, establishing the mission which is still followed today, to care for those in need, whoever they are and from wherever they come.