Friday, 8 February 2008

Death of the Grand Master

Of your charity
please pray for the repose of the soul of
His Most Eminent Highness
Fra' Andrew Bertie
Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
who died last night in Rome
fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church.
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Fra' Andrew Bertie, a distant relative of the Queen, was the 78th and first British Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order. He was an alumnus of Christ Church, Oxford and formerly an officer with the Scots Guards and a teacher at Worth Abbey School. RIP.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes we prayed several times in the special Mass for the sick organised by the Knights of Malta..

8:19 am  
Blogger Dr. Peter H. Wright said...

An officer and a gentleman.

Fra Bertie must have been Grand Master for nearly twenty years, I think.

God rest the soul of His Eminent Highness.

10:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photographs of the 7th day Requiem Mass at the Order's Conventual Church in London are now online at

11:31 pm  
Blogger Dr. Peter H. Wright said...

Many thanks to Vernon Quaintance for his splendid photos.

A sombre event on a sombre occasion.

But dignified and reverent, like the gentleman himself.

2:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have come across this over at

It is the video of Fra Bertie's funeral.


11:09 am  

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