Order of Hospitallers
monastic hospitaller order was founded following the First Crusade by the
Blessed Gerard , whose role as founder was confirmed by a Papal bull of Pope
Paschal II in 1113.
Hospitallers probably arose as a group of individuals associated with an
Amalfitan hospital in the Muristan district of Jerusalem , which was dedicated
to St John the Baptist and founded around 1023 by Blessed Gerard Thom to
provide care for poor, sick or injured pilgrims to the Holy Land .
Орден несколько раз менял свое местоположение:
В настоящее время резиденция Ордена находится в Риме.