the onset of recorded history, like individuals have gathered in
fellowship to ensure preservation of shared interests and in support of
the common good. The Noble Company of St. Mary of Walsingham
perpetuates chivalric honor through reflection, discipleship, and
stewardship; its hereditary core of one hundred Companions forms a
uniquely distinguished cadre of excellence proven through personal and
professional achievement. The Noble Company is, by its charter and
Apostolic Mandate, under the perpetual spiritual leadership of the Imperial Roman Church. Yet it remains an ecumenical Christian organisation.
Noble Company is a continuation of the patrician societies and noble
companies of the Holy Roman Empire and Italian states. The
Noble Company continues the legacy of Patrician honor and service
under the ideals of Christian nobility...noblesse oblige (nobility obligates).
The Noble Company's spiritual seats are Santa Maria Antiqua (in
Rome) and Walsingham (England). It takes its name from the Pontifical Court of the Imperial Roman Church.
vacancies occur, suitable candidates are considered for membership at
the levels of Serving Companion or Noble Companion (hereditary).
Candidates are considered internationally, based on their record of
personal achievements and charitable works. As a
highly selective and honorable private society of men and women from
around the world, the Noble Company works in the background to make a
positive difference in the lives of others.
of the Noble Company is bestowed at the discretion of the Grand
Master to those honored with membership as Noble Companions. The collar is
a symbolic reminder of the Obligation of the Companion, to be held,
worn, and cherished as long as the Companion and future heirs remain
in good standing.
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