Introduction to the Order
Letter from the U.S. Delegate
St. George Trek 2009
The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George and the Royal Order of Francis (Francesco) I are ancient and internationally recognized dynastic Orders of Knighthood. The Constantinian Order is actively involved in the defense and promotion of the Roman Catholic religion, and together with the multi-faith Royal Order of Francis I, undertakes spiritual, humanitarian, hospitaller and charitable projects and initiatives across the United States and the world.
His Royal Highness Prince Carlo of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, is the current Grand Master of the Order and Head of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies. The Grand Master is supported by a Royal Deputation within the Order's Grand Magistry in Rome.
The Prior of the American Delegation is His Eminence Theodore, Cardinal McCarrick, GCJCO, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C.
The Delegate of the American Delegation is
Hon. Michael Sullivan, who together with Vice-Delegate, Ambassador Thomas Melady direct the day-to-day activities and obligations of its membership. As part of this international network, the Delegation supports and participates in many charitable, humanitarian and inter-faith initiatives across the United States.
As dynastic Orders of Knighthood, neither the Constantinian Order or the Royal Order of Francis I are Orders pertaining to the Holy See or the Italian Republic. Nevertheless, the Italian Republic, together with many other governments and dynasties, fully recognizes the Order and its activities by Presidential or other decrees. Today knights and dames of both orders can be found across the world, and especially so throughout Italy, the rest of Europe, and North America.
Headquartered at the Grand Magistry in Rome and Naples, the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George and the Royal Order of Francis I, while deeply rooted in the past, are actively engaged in the challenges of modern society and fully prepared for what the future may hold.