The Investiture of the Priory of Puerto Rico – Lares: October 2019
On the 1st of October 2019, at the Puerto Rico Episcopal Church in Lares, a solemn investiture was held in which a number of knights and dames were admitted into the Order due to their allegiance to the Sacred Medical Order of the Knights of Hope. The latter is a fully-fledged member of the Order of Saint Lazarus and very active in the Americas and the Caribbean.
The ceremony was presided by H.E. the Chevalier Charles McWilliams as the representative of the Supreme Grand Priory and as Head of the Sacred Medical Order of the Knights of Hope.
The hosting party, led by the Prior of Puerto Rico, the Chavelier Benjamin Anguiera KLJ, highlighted the various Hospitaller works being carried out in the jurisdiction and underlined the number of highly successful meetings with the local authorities which will ensure that the permanent presence of the Order is visibly and physically increased in the jurisdiction in question.