11 SEPTEMBER, 2011

Dear American Brothers and sisters,

A few minutes away from the start of the commemorations of the Sept 11, 2001 tragedy, please accept all our thoughts and prayers. At the same time you will be commemorating , the French people will also commemorate , with reduced replicas of the twin towers near the eiffel tower, posting signs : "The French will never forget"

The members of the Grand Priory of France will in a few minutes certainly all in their private homes have a thought for you.
With all our blessings

On behalf also of all our templar community worldwide, please accept our best thoughts and the community of our prayers , each of us in our own language, from more than 20 nations and 15 different languages.

Most fraternally yours

Col.Dr Marcel de PICCIOTTO
Grand Prior France
Deputy Grand Commander, OSMTH

Custos: Arab Spring No Reason to Cancel Holy Land Trips


Pilgrims Are Safer Than Ever, Says Jerusalem Bishop. There is nothing to fear in the Holy Land and no reason to halt pilgrimages, according to the Franciscan Custos, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa. Read more...

Obituary: Templar Knight Terry Davis of Michigan


20 AUGUST 2011

Templar Knights & Dames, Friends & Colleagues:

Templar Knight Terry Davis of Gross Pointe Michigan and a member of the Priory of Saint Claire passed away on Augst 14, 2011. As you will see in the obituary, Terry played a prominent role in that Priory, recruited a number of Canadian military officers into the Priory from Windsor, and that led to the ultimate establishment of a Templar Priory in Windsor that further led to the establishment of the Grand Priory of Canada. Quite a fine Templar record, while also involved in numerous Templar and community and humanitarian efforts in Michigan and Canada, as well as serving as the Chief of Staff at the General Services Administration [GSA] in the Reagan Administration.

Jim Carey
Grand Master Emeritus

Click Here to Feed the Hungry

MAY 2011

Your Actions Here Fund Food For The World's Hungry do it now

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin 2011

(BERLIN, 11TH-15TH MAY 2011)

“Hard Vs. Soft Power in Global and National Politics: Innovative Concepts of Smart Power and Cultural Diplomacy in an Age of Interdependence, Digital Revolution, and Social Media”. read more 

Commission on the Status of Women 55TH SESSION

The fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women  took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 22 February to 14 March 2011. The Order's delegation was ably lead by Chev. Dr. Marcel De Picciotto, OSMTH Deputy Grand Commander and Grand Prior of France, who co-authored the following statement on the "Status of Women". Read Statement 

The Washington Scholars Women of Achievement


The Washington Scholars Fellowship Program ("WSFP") strives to help young women grow and develop in public policy more 


Subject: OSMTH Spring Meetings 2011 in Belgium - 28 April 28 to 1 May 2011

Dear Grand Priors and Magisterial Officers,

The Knights and Dames of the Priory of Belgium are looking forward to welcoming you to Mechelen, close to Brussels, for the OSMTH Spring Meetings 2011 from Thursday, 28 April to Sunday, 1 May 2011.

To assist our Priory and our Commanderies in planning this upcoming Convent, we would appreciate your returning of your Registration Form promptly, by e-mail or by mail.

Complete details in the Carpe Diem Winter 2010

The Distinguished International Scholars Newsletter

APRIL 2011

Dear Friends & Colleagues of the Admiral Carey Foundation and the Washington Scholars Fellowship Programs:

I want to compliment and congratulate Sisu Pan of the Washington Scholars Spring Class - 2011, on being selected as the Editor for this new newsletter which will bring focus on the Admiral Carey Foundation's support and sponsorship of the International Distinguished Scholars program and the Washington Scholars Fellowship Programs. read newsletter 

OSMTH contributes to Global Drug Policy Development at the United Nations

(28 MARCH 2011)

OSMTH participated at the 54th session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, Austria, from 21-25 March 2011. The CND represents the global parliament for drug policy. Read More

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