Maltese Cross
~ Its Meaning ~

The four arms represent the Four Cardinal Virtues: Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance; while the eight points are the signs of the Eight Beatitudes which thou must preserve…

             Spiritual Joy

 

             To Weep Over Thy Sins

 

             To Love Justice

 

             To Be Sincere And Pure of

             Heart

             To Live Without Malice

 

             To Humble Thyself To

             Those Who Injure Thee

 

             To Be Merciful

 

             To Suffer Persecution

The Maltese Cross has been a symbol of Christian Communities for hundreds of years. It was first designed and used in the 9th century by Christians living in Sir Bani Yas (today known as Abu Dhabi). The Knights have humbly worn the Cross for almost 1,000 years.