Welcome to the website of the North Central Lieutenancy!

Geographical extent of the North Central Lieutenancy

Welcome to the website of the North Central USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The geographical area covered by the North Central Lieutenancy is shown in the image to the right — it includes the States of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. If you are looking for information about the Order's activities elsewhere in the United States, links to a map showing the territories covered by and to the websites of other US Lieutenancies can be found on the dropdown 'Contacts & Links' menu above, and general information about the Order can be found on www.holysepulchre.net, a site that we also manage.

New Governor General Appointed

Following the retirement of Governor General Agostino Borromeo, who has served the Order in this capacity for over 8 years, the Order's Grand Master, Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, has announced the appointment of Ambassador Count Leonardo Visconti di Modrone, KGCHS, as his successor.

Ambassador Visconti was born in Milano February 3, 1947. He graduated from the University of Milano in 1970 with a degree in Economics and Commerce. He began his career in the Italian diplomatic service in 1971 and was appointed Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly in 1973, where he was posted until 1977. Ambassador Visconti has served his county in Egypt, Great Britain, Albania, Austria and the European Union. In 1994, he coordinated the G-7 meeting in Naples, Italy and he is charged with organizing the upcoming G-7 meeting in Taormina, Sicily , which is taking place this month. Ambassador Visconti is married and has three daughters. He has served on the Grand Magisterium for about three years.

Good Friday Collection Project

We would like to thank all those who contributed to and participated in this year's Good Friday Collection project. For further information about this project, please contact the organizers.

2018 Pilgrimage

The Lieutenancy's next Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be leaving on February 14, 2018 and returning on February 28. Full details are to be found in this brochure. Additional information about our Pilgrimages can be found on our Pilgrimage page.

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2016 and 2017 Investitures

Images from the 2016 Investiture are still available for viewing and purchase on the Photographer's website. A small selection of images from the 2016 Investiture can now also be viewed in our Photo Gallery, and links to videos of some of the talks can be found on our Education Page. More information about the 2017 Indianapolis Investiture can be found on the Investiture website

The Order's Latest Newsletter

The latest (Winter, 2017) edition of the Order's Newsletter is now available — copies will shortly be mailed to all Active Members. This and previous editions of the Newsletter and of the Order's Annual Reports (Annales) are also available from our Order News Page.

Education Pages Update

We have now added an audio recording or Fr Fragomeni's sermon on the occasion of the dedication of the relic altar for Blessed Bartolo Longo, and video recordings of some of the presentations from the 2016 Oak Brook Investiture to those available from the Education Page.

Members' Area

The Members' Area is available for Registration and browsing. You will normally need to be a Member of the North Central Lieutenancy to access this area.

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