09/10/2008 (London) Mass and Investiture at the ..
09/10/2008 (London) Mass and Investiture at the Little Oratory on the 50th Anniversary of the Death of His Holiness Pope Pius XII, a Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order first admitted in 1913
Written by Royal Deputation
A Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit and ceremony of Investiture was celebrated at the Little Oratory on 9 October 2008. The Mass, celebrated according to the Extraordinary Rite was celebrated by the Rev Fr Ronald Creighton-Jobe, Chaplain, and the new knights were invested by HRH the Infante don Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Grand Master. The investiture rite followed that established in the Statutes of 1705, approved by Apostolic Brief.
The new knights making their Profession of Faith: from right to left Albert Prince of Thurn and Taxis (knight of Justice), Sir Nicholas Mander, Baronet (knight Jure Sanguinis), Professor Mark Watson-Gandy (knight Jure Sanguinis) and Rafal Heydel-Mankoo (knight of Merit). Their sponsors, Colonel James Bogle, Charles Cavenagh-Mainwaring and Guy Stair Sainty stand behind
HRH Infante don Carlos, Duke of Calabria, invests Mr Rafal Heydel-Mankoo as a knight of Merit of the Order