Welcoming Statements

Grand Master (International Order)

Welcome to the Web Site of the Grand Priory in Canada, a Jurisdiction of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem under the governance of the

Grand Master, H.E. Francisco de Borbon Graf von Hardenberg
50th Grand Master
Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem

Grand Prior (Canadian Order)

Together with the members of the Grand Priory in Canada, I have the privilege to invite you to learn more of a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our fellow Canadians. We welcome you to learn more about our Order, the good works we do and the ways that you could become involved.

The Grand Priory in Canada is a bilingual, multi-denominational Christian, charitable organization that through its commanderies and delegations are dedicated to the service of the sick and dying of all faiths, to unity amongst Christians and the treatment of and eradication of leprosy. Commanderies or branches of the Order are found in every region of Canada and membership is open to those who espouse the Christian Faith and who are committed to the service of others.

We welcome your questions and your support of our work.

Dame Jane K. Anema, DCLJ, CMLJ
15th Grand Prior, OSLJ Canada

Chancellor (Canadian Order)

The Chancellor is the chief administrative officer for the Order in Canada, a role that oversees the office operations, liaises with the vice chancellors and directors and generally gets the work of the Order in the jurisdiction moving. It is an exciting time to be part of this ancient and noble organization as we navigate the waters of the 21st century, explore new relationships with other organizations and find new ways to fulfill our mission in a multicultural and increasing secular environment. We invite you to learn more about us and be part of our work through donation, prayer support or active membership.

Thank you for visiting the OSLJ Website!

Chev. Julien DeSchutter, KLJ, OMLJ
Chief Administration Officer