of Merit of St. Stephen and Our Lady of Walsingham may be conferred
by the Patriarch of St. Stephen 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 Order of Merit are drawn exclusively from the Companions of
the Florentine Service Order and thus already have a proven record of
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 "OMSW" in English and Italian.
Roll of Members
Cardinal Count of Sainte Animie
Count of Marmande, Elector of Trier
Coberly, Prince v. Reichenberg
Count di Valibona, Prince de Chauvigny
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