CLARIFICATION AND CLARIFICATIONS

The Brotherhood respects local laws and ordinances of both the Italian State and the States in which it operates, urging local branches to adapt to the civil laws of the territories in which they are located. The Brotherhood - in honor of St. Bernard of Clairvaux recognizes its Rule, albeit updated for our times and brought back to the current requirements and regulations in the field organizational and executive – It is precisely named "ORDER" as it has been defined in Rule.
THE ORDER, PURE FOR HISTORICAL REFERENCE, NE USA HIERARCHICAL TERMS ALSO AT YOUR OWN INTERNAL ORGANIZATION TITLE, AND NOT BY TITLE OR NOBLE KNIGHTS, MORE IN THE LAW 03.03.1951, N. 178, AS MENTIONED IN THE STATUTE OF ASSOCIATION.
THE BROTHERHOOD, THEREFORE, NOT INTENDED TO LAY CLAIM OR GIVE OR NOBLE SECURITIES KNIGHTLY, AD-FREE, OR assimilate HERALDIC SECURITIES OR FROM NOBLE ORDER THAT THEIR USE IF NOT IN THEIR SCOPE RISTRETTO.
The Brotherhood (Brotherhood as chivalrous), which order, It is structured as provided in the Articles and in the Rule.
Suppose then the Order pending the existing legal rights in Italy and, for historicity, discretionarily addressed to the Principality of Seborga, by virtue of an irrebuttable centuries-old tradition to which the White Knights of Seborga I'm, by name and by nature, linked to this territorial reality.
The Order, stays put on the historical truth which Principality of Seborga Abbey Lerinense that, the centuries-old tradition, He recognized the Council of Priors who represent the people of Seborga.
Each member of the Brotherhood is aware and convinced of promoting, for Seborga, the historical recognition as the Principality Abbey, no disgiungerlo Italy, not wanting a separation from the same, but at most an "economic / fiscal autonomy", in the name of the recognition that in the centuries-old tradition had its.

In Italy, currently, the state no longer guarantees the individual and family heraldic system since it is directly connected with the noble titles, and no longer legally recognized by the entry into force of the Constitution on 1 January 1948.
The Brotherhood aims to clearly point out that the Order, purely historical reference, it also uses hierarchical terms for internal organizational title, and not by noble or knightly title, pending the Law 03.03.1951, n. 178, Recognizing still protected by the Italian government in the only heraldic, that relating to Civil and Military Institutions, and the intended organs that are still occupy heraldry and that have remained essentially two:

  • the Office of Arms, at the Prime Minister's Office – NATURA PUBLIC – which continues to ensure the heraldry of Civilian and Military Institutions which was granted a coat of arms, see the Law of 03.03.1951 n°. 178 – establishment Order “Merit of the Italian Republic” Discipline and the provision and use of honors, published in the Official Gazette 30.03.1951.
  • the Body of the Italian Nobility – NATURE of PRIVATE and consists in Turin in 1958 by some Italian historians, right, heraldry and genealogy, which assumes the function to verify and defend the historical rights of those who are entitled to a peerage (and therefore also to a coat of arms, or citizenship).