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The Holy Infirmary of the Knights of St. John in Malta

Sally Metzler Chicago, Illinois, United States    Left: Exterior of Sacra Infirmaries, Malta; R: Interior On a small island near Sicily, where today one hears the rich Maltese language—a mixed tongue of Italian, Arabic, English, and even French—a hospital was established in 1574 by the Knights of St. John.  These aristocratic, militaristic, and religious men […]