As many others will attest, the recent meeting of the Heads of Jurisdictions, linked with the second meeting of the Sancti Lazari Ordinis Academia Internationalis, and especially the solemn pilgrimage to Monreale, was an exceptional spiritual as well as leadership opportunity for all who were in attendance. The ability of […]
Yearly Archives: 2017
The second Kalaupapa Elua (Pilgrimage), hosted by the Grand Commandery of the West, enjoyed perfect weather and twice the attendance of last year. Not only did we have our first visitors from a Priory outside of the United States, we had unexpected attendance at the church services at St. Father […]
On March 30th, 2017, the Imperial Calcasieu Delegation partnered with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) and the Southern Eye Bank to conduct the 1st Annual Givers Candlelight Celebration at St. Patrick Hospital Convent Chapel in Lake Charles, LA. This celebration was to honor organ, tissue and cornea donors. The […]
On January 17th the Commandery of the West was invited to participate in the ordination ceremonies of Father Tim Freyer, SChLJ, as he was elevated to Bishop. The West hosted our Grand Prior, Ken Moritsugu, our Chancellor, Hugh Straub, and gathered together thirteen members of the West. We had seventeen […]
With the St. Patrick’s Day holiday upon us, the Rt. Rev. Archimandrite, Msgr. George Appleyard would like to share the following message with members and visitors of our website.