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The Order of the Trinitarians

Christ and freed captives, the emblem of the Triniarians

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St. John of Matha
founded the ORDER OF THE TRINITARIANS
(Order of the Most Holy Trinity for the Redemption of the Captives)
in AD 1197, in order to exchange prisoners.


Pope Innocent III
approved the order on 17 December 1198 with his letter Operante divine dispositionis clementia.

A chapter of the Trinitarian Order

Its rule also corresponds with the Rule of the Order of St. John in some instances verbally or follows the same philosophy.

"The ... rule, which has been in turns mitigated or restored, enacted that each house should comprise seven brothers, one of whom should be superior; the revenues of the house should be divided into three parts, one for the monks, one for the support of the poor, and one for the ransom of captives; finally it forbade the monks when journeying to use a horse, either through humility, or because horses were forbidden to Christians in the Mussulman countries, whither the friars had to go; hence their popular name of "Friars of the Ass". Quoted from: Catholic Encyclopedia: Order of Trinitarians


[Stamps of the Order of Malta commemorating the
8th centenary of the Foundation of the Order of the Trinitarians:
left: St. Felice de Valois, co-founder of the Order
centre: St. John of Matha receives the bull of approval of the Rule of the Trinitarians by Pope Innocent III
right: St. John of Matha, founder of the Order of the Trinitarians]


Trinitarians (female) | Trinitarians (male)
 TRINITARI.ORG  | Trinitratian Order
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA Order of Trinitarians
Patron Saints Index John of Matha
Provincia della Nativitŕ B.M.V. - O.SS.T. - Il fondatore dell'Ordine
Patron Saints Index Pope Innocent III

LETTER OF POPE JOHN PAUL II TO THE MINISTER GENERAL OF THE ORDER OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

Botschaft zum 800. Todestag von Ordensgründer Johannes von Matha


Blessed Gérard
This page is part of the publication: Blessed Gérard and his "everlasting brotherhood": The Order of St. John of Jerusalem


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