works.gif (1001 bytes)The home of Blessed Gérard

There are two concurring theories about the origin of Blessed Gérard.
The one theory considers him to be a member of the Sasso Family from Scala next to Amalfi in Italy.
The other theory claims his origin to be Martigues in the Provence in France.
The "last home" of Blessed Gérard was Manosque, where his remains were taken

Amalfi / Scala

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Benvenuti a Scala [Patria di Fra' Gerardo Sasso, fondatore dell'Ordine degli Spedalieri, successivamente Ordine dei Cavalieri di Malta, conserva i segni dell'antica importanza.]

Le origini amalfitane del Sovrano Ordine di Malta -> Fra Gerardo Sasso

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Arcidiocesi di Amalfi - Amalfi and its history

AMALFI: Centro Diagnostico "Fra Gerardo Sasso" - Via Roberto il Guiscardo - 84011 AMALFI (SA) - Tel.: 089/872372 - mentioned in Servizi di Diabetologia: Campania

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Il complesso abbaziale di S. Maria de Olearia

Da questo antro, in cui maturavano purissimi sentimenti di fede autentica, fra’ Gerardo Sasso di Scala trasse i proseliti per creare l’ordine dei monaci ospedalieri di S. Giovanni di Gerusalemme.

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Palazzo Sasso
is the house in Scala which is said to be the home of Blessed Gérard.


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Araldica: Sasso

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Araldica Scalese


Martigues


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Martigues - Provence beyond (An 11th-century chapel on l'Isle was founded by Gérard Tenque for the Hospitaliers de St-Jean).

Martigues


Manosque

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http://www.beyond.fr/villages/manosque.html writes:

"Hotel de Ville (Town Hall)
This renaissance style hôtel particulier (town house) has been the Hotel de Ville since 1772.
Contains a bust of Gérard Tenque, Father founder of the Hospitalers"

and

"In the 12th century Manosque was connected administratively to the Hospitaliers de St-Jean-de-Jerusalem, who retained control until the Revolution, 500 years later, and who continually opposed the communal liberties."

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Manosque

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La ville de Manosque

Manosque (Alpes de Haute Provence)


Aix en Provence


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Blessed Gérard, Stained glass window, Church of Saint-Jean de Malte, Aix en Provence, France

Eglise Saint Jean de Malte


Early possessions of the Order


Last updated Monday, 13 October 2014 02:43:36

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