Carmel (Notre-dame-du-mont), Order of
Carmel (Notre-Dame-Du-Mont), Order Of This was a military order of knights hospitallers, founded by Henry IV of France. The knights were required to be one hundred French gentlemen, who in time of war were placed close to the royal person. Their collar was a tawny ribbon, from which was suspended a cross of gold, engraven with a figure of the blessed Virgin rayonnee; the cloak was ornamented with the same cross. The order was sanctioned by pope Paul V, and was united to that of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem 1608.