Catharine, Order of St, of Mount Carmel
Catharine, Order Of St., Of Mount Carmel was a military order, established in 1063, is imitation, of that of the Holy Sepulcher. The knights were bound by vow to observe the rule of St. Basil, to guard the body of St. Catharine, their patroness, to protect pilgrims, and to obey their grand master. They wore, upon a white dress, the instruments of the martyrdom of the saint, in the form of a cross, viz. a wheel of six spokes, armed with spikes, traversed by a bloody sword. The order is now extinct.