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Charles-Henri-Louis d'Arsac, Marquis de Ternay
(27 Jan 1723 - 15 Dec 1780)
On May 2, 1780 a French fleet departed France carrying General Rochambeau and part of the French expeditionary force to aid General Washington and the continental army in the War of American Independence. The fleet of seven ships of the line (the largest warships)and four frigates accompanying 33 transports was under the command of Rear Admiral Charles Henri Louis d’Arsac Marquis de Ternay, a Knight of Malta. Some 6,200 officers and men, and 400 servants, disembarked upon arrival at Newport, R.I.
There are over 935 Knights and Dames and nearly 60 Federal Association Chaplains in 33 states, the District of Columbia and 3 foreign countries. Most Federal Association Members live in one of the 25 “Hospitaller Regions” nationwide. As membership grew, the Federal Association created regions to facilitate ongoing spiritual and volunteer activities for members. Each region is coordinated by a Regional Hospitaller who is responsible for the organization of membership-related events, Masses, and activities.
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Rome, 8 November 2014 – Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke has been appointed Cardinalis Patronus of the Sovereign Order of Malta by His Holiness Pope Francis. Previously Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, he succeeds Cardinal Paolo Sardi, who was appointed Patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI.