The main aim of the Order is to give help to the sick and needy. As non-political bodies, whose members are inspired by much the same ideals as their mediaeval predecessors, they support and encourage each other, fraternally and chivalrously, to carry out their duty and their good works. The vow they take reminds them of the duties they should fulfill pro fide, pro utilitate hominum. (For the faith and humanity).
The Order aims to promote Christian values.