August 18, 2019

Happy Feast of St. Helen!

Prayer to St. Helen

Dear Saint Helen, Empress, we are told that many years after the Crucifixion of Jesus, you traveled to the Holy Land, searching ceaselessly for the True Cross on which Our Lord died. Legend has it that you did indeed excavate this holy relic, the image of our salvation. I venerate your memory and the burning devotion to the crucified Creator which you displayed. Help us all hold the Cross always in our hearts, remembering that Our Savior died, hanging on the cross, in expiation for all of our sins. Please, Saint Helen, pray to God for me, and help me to be reminded each time I see a cross, of the epochal sacrifice made for us, and the sweet salvation gained for us, by Jesus, Man, Son of God, and God Himself, in the divine mystery of the Holy Trinity. Amen

August 16, 2019

Happy Feast of San Rocco!

Prayer to St. Rocco

O Great St. Rocco, deliver us, we beseech you, from contagious diseases, and the contagion of sin. Obtain, for us, a purity of heart which will assist us to make good use of health, and to bear sufferings with patience. Teach us to follow your example in the practice of penance and charity, so that we may, one day enjoy the happiness of being with Christ, Our Savior, in Heaven. Amen.

August 15, 2019

Happy Feast of the Madonna del Soccorso!

Prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke your powerful name, the protection of the living and the salvation of the dying. Purest Mary, let your name henceforth be ever on my lips. Delay not, Blessed Lady, to rescue me whenever I call on you. In my temptations, in my needs, I will never cease to call on you, ever repeating your sacred name, Mary, Mary. What a consolation, what sweetness, what confidence fills my soul when I utter your sacred name or even only think of your! I thank the Lord for having given you so sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name. But I will not be content with merely uttering your name. Let my love for your prompt me ever to hail you Mother of Perpetual Help. Amen

August 14, 2019

In Memory of King Francesco I di Borbone, on the Occasion of His Birthday

The Order remembers the birthday of our late Grand Master, HM Francesco I di Borbone, King of the Two Sicilies.

August 13, 2019

Happy Feast of Sant’Ippolito!

Prayer to Sant’Ippolito

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the examples of Sant’Ippolito may effectually move us to reform our lives; that while we celebrate his feast, we may also imitate his actions. Look upon our weakness, almighty God, and since the burden of our own deeds weighs heavily upon us, may the glorious intercession of Sant’Ippolito protect us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

August 11, 2019

Happy Feast of Santa Filomena!

Prayer to St. Philomena

O Saint Philomena, Virgin and Martyr, whom God glorifies by so many miracles, whom the Vicar of Jesus Christ has named the Protectress of The Living Rosary and the Children of Mary, manifest, more and more plainly from the heights of Heaven, that a voice holy as thine cannot be denied and that we have the right to rely upon thine aid. Obtain for us the grace to be faithful to Jesus Christ, even to death. Amen.

August 8, 2019

Happy Feast of San Domenico di Guzmán!

Prayer to Saint Dominic

I. O glorious Saint Dominic, thou who wast a model of mortification and purity, by punishing thy innocent body with scourges, with fastings, and with watchings, and by keeping inviolate the lily of thy virginity, obtain for us the grace to practice penance with a generous heart and to keep unspotted the purity of our bodies and our hearts.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

II. O great Saint, who, inflamed with divine love, didst find thy delight in prayer and intimate union with God; obtain for us to be faithful in our daily prayers, to love Our Lord ardently, and to observe His commandments with ever-increasing fidelity.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

III. O glorious Saint Dominic, who, being filled with zeal for the salvation of souls, didst preach the Gospel in season and out of season and didst establish the Order of Friars Preachers to labor for the conversion of heretics and poor sinners, pray thou to God for us, that He may grant us to love all our brethren sincerely and to cooperate always, by our prayers and good works, in their sanctification and eternal salvation.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be

V. Pray for us, Saint Dominic,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, that we who are weighed down by the burden of our sins may be raised up by the patronage of blessed Dominic Thy Confessor. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

August 2, 2019

Happy Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori!

Prayer to St. Alphonsus Liguori

Glorious St. Alphonsus, loving Father of the poor and sick, all your life you devoted yourself, with a heroic charity, to lighten their spiritual and bodily miseries. Full of confidence in your tender pity for the sick, since you yourself patiently borne the cross of illness, I come to you for help in my present need… (Share your request…) Loving father of the suffering, St. Alphonsus, look with compassion upon me in my suffering. Ask God to give me good health. If it is not God’s will, then give me the strength to bear my cross patiently and to offer my sufferings with my crucified Savior and his Mother of Sorrows, for the glory of God and the salvation of souls, in reparation for my sins and those of others, for the needs of this troubled world, and the Holy Souls in purgatory. Amen.

July 17, 2019

Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Newark, New Jersey

Dama Rosanna Minervini and Cavalieri John Napoli, Vincent Gangone,
John Fratta, and Carmine Berardi with Fr. Damian Zahlocki 
Sunday, July 14, Newark, New Jersey — Members of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George (SMOCSG) participated in the annual Feast of the Madonna del Carmine Sunday afternoon at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in the Ironbound District. The Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was sung by Celebrant and Homilist Fr. Damian Zahlocki. Led by Reverend Mons. Joseph Ambrosio, Knight Officer of Ecclesiastical Grace, Cavalieri Reverend Mons. Christopher Hynes, Reverend Father Michael C. Barone, Reverend Father Edmund Amil Luciano III, John Napoli, Vincent Gangone, John Fratta, Carmine Berardi, and Dama Rossana Minervini were in attendance. Joining the Order was Cav. Joseph Lucia of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.
Evviva Maria!
The Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass 
Rev. Father Michael C. Barone, Rev. Mons. Joseph Ambrosio, Knight Officer of Ecclesiastical Grace, Rev. Father Edmund Amil Luciano III, and Rev. Mons. Christopher Hynes
The procession makes its way through the neighborhood
Cavalieri helped carry the canopy
After the Benediction, devotees venerate the veil of the Blessed Mother

July 16, 2019

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel!

Prayer to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my Mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart, to succor me in this necessity; there are none that can withstand your power. O, show me herein you are my Mother, O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.

July 7, 2019

Celebrate the External Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Newark, New Jersey

The Very Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Ambrosio, Priest Prior of the American Delegation, invites the Knights, Dames and Priest Chaplains of the Order to attend the External Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Newark on Sunday, July 14th. A Solemn High Mass will be sung at 5:00 p.m., followed by a grand procession through the parish accompanied by the Tony Neglia Feast Band. Following the procession there will be a light reception hosted by Msgr. Ambrosio. The parish will be hosting its annual Italian festival with stands in the streets and live entertainment at that time.

Knights, Dames and Priest Chaplains should vest in the Mount Carmel Rectory parlor at 4:30 p.m. The rectory is located at 259 Oliver Street, Newark, New Jersey. Church mantle for Knights and Dames, cassock, surplice and mozzetta for priests.

This is very much a major event annually for the Order. Please make every effort to attend. Remember that the members of the Order have an obligation to actively participate in its religious functions as their state in life permits.

We hope to see many of you on the 14th. Please do your best to attend.

June 28, 2019

Rick Evers Interviews TRH Charles and Camilla of Bourbon–Two Sicilies

"It's not about being on a throne, but being there, close to the people." ~ HRH Princess Camilla
Rick Evers interviews TRH Charles and Camilla of Bourbon–Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Castro, at their Chateau Saint Tropez, France.

Watch interview on Youtube

June 24, 2019

Congratulations Cav. Rev. Msgr. Donald Sakano on Your Investiture into the Order as Knight of Ecclesiastical Grace

On Sunday, June 23rd, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Reverend Monsignor Donald Sakano celebrated his last Mass as Pastor of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral and the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood in New York City. Serving nearly twelve years as pastor and approaching 75 years of age, Monsignor will be retiring as is required by the policy of the Archdiocese of New York. However, he begins the new phase of his ministry as a Knight in the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George.

Following Mass at the packed Basilica, Monsignor was proclaimed Ecclesiastical Knight of Grace by virtue of the mandate received from His Royal Highness the Grand Master, Prince Carlo di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duke of Castro. Representing our Delegate HE Cav. John M. Viola, the rite was executed in the sanctuary by Cav. Charles Sant’Elia. Cavalieri John Napoli and Vincent Gangone were in attendance. IHSV