The White Cross of St John, and its meaning


The four arms of the modern white cross that represents the Order of St John symbolise the cardinal virtues:

  • Prudence
  • Justice
  • Temperance
  • Fortitude

The Amalfi Cross with Heraldic Beasts
The eight points, which stem from the four arms, represent the qualities of a good first aider:

  • Humility
  • Sympathy
  • Gentleness
  • Truth
  • Compassion
  • Unselfishness
  • Peace
  • Endurance

About moirads

Clergy person, theatre and music lover, avid reader, foodie. Basically, I write about what I do, where I go and things I love (or hate).
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