May 30, 2019

           After the dramatic fragmentation of the Roman Empire and the tumultuous events of the Early Middle Ages (c. 400-1000), Europe stabilized in many ways during the High Middle Ages (c. 1000-1300). Population rose, agriculture and warfar...

     By means of the papal bull Faciens Misericordiam issued August 8, 1308, Pope Clement V voided all of the French Inquisition’s previous investigations of the Order of Knights Templar. His apostolic commissioners were to start judicial proceedings against the Order...

The Knights Templar beside being a huge army and respectable force in medieval times had many castles throughout Europe and the Holy Land.

1. Holy Land-Middle East
Knights Templar Holdings Outremer (Holy Land) the Levant
Jerusalem- Of course the Templar Quarters under S...

The general council of Vienne was summoned by pope Clement V with the bull Regnans in caelis, which he had written on 12 August 1308 at Poitiers (the Roman pontiff had remained in France from the year of his election, thus beginning the period of the churc...

     The Bull Omne Datum Optimum, issued by Pope Innocent II in 1139 indicated the official approval of the Order by the Holy See. It granted many unique privileges and set some guidelines for the Order’s operations. This bull was soon followed by the bulls Milites Tem...

 The absence of correct archives prevents the exact establishment of the places and date of birth of Jacques de Molay. Nevertheless, indications found in the minutes of the lawsuit, in the archives of European kingdoms of that time, suggest that Jacques de Molay was b...

March 16, 2018

The Liber ad milites templi de laude novae militiae (Latin for Book to the Knights of the Temple, in praise of the new knighthood) was a work written by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux 

(1090 – August 20, 1153). From its tone, content, and timing, its main pur...

March 1, 2018

In the name of the Lord, amen. We, Berengar, by the mercy of God cardinal presbyter of SS. Nereus and Achileus, and Stephanus, cardinal presbyter of St. Ciriacus in Therminis, and Landolf, cardinal deacon of St. Angel, declare through this official statement directed t...


In the modern world of today, there exists an anomaly of the ancient historic past: Chivalric Orders, better known as Orders of Knighthood. Although not prevalent in the explorer's “New World” of North and South America, they do exist ther...

Pope Honorius II (9 February 1060 – 13 February 1130), born Lamberto Scannabecchi, was Pope from 21 December 1124 to his death in 1130.

Although from a humble background, his obvious intellect and outstanding abilities saw him promoted up through the ecclesiastical hier...

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Investigation on the Templars Carried Out by the Fathers Commissioned by Pope Clement V in the Town of Chinon, Diocese of Tours - Translation of the...

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