Daniel Powell 7 a.m., July 26
St. John of Jerusalem Church behind the Walls. The church was mentioned in 1142 and delivered up to the Joannites in 1148. The Maltese cross or Amalfi cross of Christian warriors/Knights Hospitaller is eight-pointed. Each arm has two points. The cross represents eight knightly virtues, eight benedictions, and eight lands of origin/languages of the Maltese Order. Its four arms are a symbol of four virtues: faithfulness, honor, restraint, and circumspection. In 1992, the Joannites set up an oncology ambulatory care in Poznan.
Posted November 14, 2011