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Name  Andrew Bertie

Parents  James Willoughby Bertie
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Reign  11 April 1988 – 7 February 2008
Predecessor  Fra' Angelo de Mojana, 77th Prince and Grand Master
Successor  Fra' Matthew Festing, 79th Prince and Grand Master
Born  15 May 1929 London, England, United Kingdom (1929-05-15)
Burial  16 February 2008 Church of Santa Maria del Priorato, Aventine Hill, Rome, Italy
House  Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (SMOM)
Father  Lt. Cdr. Hon. James Bertie
Died  February 7, 2008, Rome, Italy
Cousins  Richard Henry Rupert Bertie, 14th Earl of Lindsey, Montagu Towneley-Bertie, 13th Earl of Lindsey
Grandparents  Montagu Bertie, 7th Earl of Abingdon
Uncles  Montagu Charles Towneley-Bertie, Lord Norreys, Arthur Michael Bertie
Great-grandparents  Montagu Bertie, 6th Earl of Abingdon

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Fra' Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie (15 May 1929 – 7 February 2008) was the 78th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, serving for nearly 20 years from 1988 until his death in 2008. Bertie was the second Englishman elected Grand Master since 1258.

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He never married and had a younger brother. He was the fifth cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II.

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On 14 August 2012, The Times of Malta reported that "The process for the beatification of the late Grand Master and Prince Fra' Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie is to begin in the coming months".

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Early career

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Bertie was born in London, the son of the Hon. James Bertie (son of the 7th Earl of Abingdon) and Lady Jean Crichton-Stuart (daughter of John Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of Bute). He was educated at the English Roman Catholic public school, Ampleforth College, and graduated in Modern History from Christ Church, Oxford. He also attended the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. From 1948 to 1950 he carried out military service in the Scots Guards, becoming a commissioned officer in 1949. After a short experience in the commercial sector, he taught modern languages (particularly French and Spanish but also German, Dutch, Tibetan and Maltese) for twenty-three years at Worth School, a Benedictine public school in Sussex, England. He was a judo black belt and taught judo at Worth.

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Bertie was admitted to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) in 1956. He became a Knight of Justice in the order by taking Perpetual Vows in 1981 (the equivalent of a monk).

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He also joined the government of the Order in 1981 as a member of the Sovereign Council and in April 1988 he was elected the 78th Grand Master. Subsequently, he was Hospitaller of the Sanctuary of Lourdes, which is the annual pilgrimage site of SMOM. He succeeded the late Fra' Angelo de Mojana, the Milanese nobleman who had served the Order as Grand Master since 1962 and accomplished a great deal of modernization to the organization. Although it is considered sovereign, the Order of Malta is also a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church, so Bertie's election needed the ratification of Pope John Paul II, which was obtained on 11 April 1988.

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Bertie described the aims of the Order as “to help the poor and the sick; that is and always has been our primary aim”:

Andrew Bertie For the first time in the modern era canonization has been proposed"The other military orders were there to fight the Saracens and to save Spain or the Holy Land or Prussia from the pagans. But we always had this special commitment to the poor and the sick. Our aims today are exactly the same as they were in 1099, the sanctification of our members through service to the sick."

Personal life

Bertie never married or had children. He died in Rome from cancer on 7 February 2008, aged 78.

Titles and style

His full title was: His Most Eminent Highness Fra' Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie, Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, Most Humble Guardian of the Poor of Jesus Christ.

Honours

  •  SMOM: Sovereign Military Order of Malta
  • Grand Master (1988)
  • Knight of Justice (1981)
  • Member (1956)
  •  Argentina: Collar of the Order of the Liberator San Martín
  •  Brazil: Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the National Order of the Southern Cross
  •  Chile: Collar of the Order of Merit of Chile
  •  France: Grand Cross of the Legion d’Honneur
  •  Germany: Grand Cross Special Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  •  Holy See: Knight with the Collar of the Order of Pius IX
  •  Italy: Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
  •  Lithuania: Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great
  •  Malta: Honorary Companion of Honour with Collar of the National Order of Merit
  •  Monaco: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint-Charles
  •  Morocco: Grand Cordon of the Order of the Throne
  •  Panama: Gold Collar of the Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero
  •  Poland: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (10 May 2007)
  •  Portugal: Grand Collar of the Order of Prince Henry
  •  Romania: Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Romania
  •  Slovakia : Grand Cross (or 1st Class) of the Order of the White Double Cross (1997)
  •  Venezuela: Collar of the Order of the Liberator
  •  Venezuela: Collar of the Order of Andrés Bello
  • House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies: Bailiff Grand Cross with Collar of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
  • House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Januarius
  • House of Habsburg: Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece (Austrian Branch)
  • House of Karadjordjevic: Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Karageorge
  • House of Karadjordjevic: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle
  • House of Romanov: Knight of the Order of St. Andrew
  • House of Romanov: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Anna
  • House of Romanov: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Vladimir
  • House of Romanov: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky
  • House of Romanov: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Stanislaus
  • House of Savoy: Knight of the Order of the Most Holy Annunciation
  • House of Savoy: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus
  • House of Savoy: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Italy
  • Awards

  • Path to Peace Award (2005)
  • Matteo Ricci Award (2006)
  • Honorary citizenships

  • Honorary citizen of Rapallo (1992), Veroli (1993), Lourdes (1999), Magione (2002), Birgu (2003), and Santa Severina (2003). In Bolivia in 2002 he was created Huesped Ilustre of La Paz, El Alto and Santa Cruz.
  • Honorary degrees

  • Medicine and surgery, University of Bologna (1992)
  • Jurisprudence, University of Malta (1993)
  • Humanities, University of Santo Domingo (1995)
  • Laws, St. John's University, Minnesota (2003)
  • References

    Andrew Bertie Wikipedia


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