Pontifical Order of Merit of St. Stephen and Our Lady of Walsingham
is an extension of the Most
Honourable Legion of the Eagle of Christ. It may be conferred by
H.H.E. the Archfather as a personal gift in recognition of
exceptional personal merit. It is one of the most exclusive
associations in the world, with membership limited to no more than
ten living members.
for the Pontifical Order of Merit are drawn exclusively from the
Companions of the Florentine Service Order and thus already have a
proven record of distinguished service.
insignia consists of a red cross of St. Stephen, with gold eagles in
between the points, upon which is a blue cross moline in honor of Our
Lady of Walsingham. In the centre is a gold eagle upon a blue
circular background edged in gold. The medal is suspended from a
ribbon of red and yellow. The service ribbon may alternatively be
worn through the second buttonhole of a uniform tunic.
postnominals are "POM" in English and Italian.
Roll of Members
HHE the Archfather
Princess of Rome
Count of Marmande, Elector of Trier
Coberly, Elector of Würzburg
Count di Valibona, Prince de Chauvigny
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