The ORDER OF THE BRIDGE BUILDERS OF ST. JAMES, whose task it was to build bridges in order to make it easier for travellers to cross rivers and who also ran hospices, also used the Order of St. John as an example for its charitable organisation.
The French branch of the order (de l'Hôpital d'Altopascio) was given the statutes of the Order of St. John by
Pope Gregory IX.
in AD 1239. [Spedale e Magione di S. Iacopo di Altopascio]
Patron Saints Index Pope Gregory IX
This page is part of the publication: Blessed Gérard and his "everlasting brotherhood": The Order of St. John of Jerusalem
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