A company :
of the MSM make up a real spiritual family and practise a true fraternal
life. It is their unity that makes the combat for Christ and His kingdom so
effective. Some among them choose a conventual life.
offers its members to live a Rule which enables them to fulfil to their best
ability their mission of knight and Christian in today’s world. The Rule
creates a life-style by melding a variety of wills in the pursuit of the
same end, thus making the Order into a fraternity united in the search and
love for the same ideal.
chapters of the Rule describe the aims of the Order, its structure, the
ethos of the knight, his round of observances be they personal or communal,
his family, professional and social life. The observances are relatively
light, and perfectly adapted to the life of a layman in the world.
The Rule is
the handmaid of the Gospel and in everything reflects Scripture and
Tradition … it helps each one to unify his life.
Church, in her doctrine, life and worship, perpetuates and transmits to
every generation all that she herself is, all that she believes. The
tradition that comes from the apostles makes progress in the Church, with
the help of the Holy Spirit.’ (Vatican II: ‘Dei Verbum’)
"So faith also, if it have not works, is dead in itself." (James, 2, 17
of Our Lady see their activity as a two-edged fight ( St Bernard ):
spiritual in inspiration and intention, temporal according to the field of
battle: a battle for man in the city of man, but in sight of the city of
God, since what is at stake is the salvation of the whole man.
to the exhortations of the Holy Father, the MSM is at the service of the
Church, and of the city and dignity of man.
knight honours and protects the poor, weak and disinherited.’
(Chivalric Code of Honour)