The Company of St. Michael
The Chivalric Path of the Order of St. Michael
|The Company of St. Michael is composed of members of the Order of St.
Michael who are exploring the meaning of Christian knighthood in the modern
world. It is a spiritual path within the Order.
This exploration encompasses the place of the knight in history, myth and
literature, the meaning of the knightly ideas of honor, loyalty, duty and
courtesy, and the service of the knight in defending and protecting the right.
It also leads to an inner exploration of individual readiness to engage in
knightly pursuits and to accept and follow whatever quest the individual is
Our individual expressions of chivalry are as diverse as our personalities.
However, we all share a commitment to our individual Quest, to active service of
some sort in our community, and to a plan of physical activity, all in addition
to the regular vows of the Order regarding daily spiritual practice.
The orientation of the Company is more esoteric and spiritual than many of the
modern orders of knighthood. That members have all taken vows to pursue a
spiritual life as members of the Order helps to define the special focus on the
spiritual aspects of chivalry. The Company is oriented toward the Christian
spiritual, and to some degree esoteric, aspects of knighthood.
We have three successive levels of commitment: aspirant, squire, and knight. The
Chivalric Path (the Company of St. Michael) is open to members of the Order who
have completed at least one year of membership. A formal application must be
made and admission is at the discretion of the Coordinator.