See this legally free ebook:

  • The Knights of Malta: A Legend Towards the Future, by Marcello Maria Marrocco Trischitta (Rome: Association of the Italian Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta). Available in PDF format on this page of the Order of Malta website.

Posted in (belated) remembrance of the Great Siege of Malta (ended 11 September 1565), in which outnumbered Christian soldiers, led by the Knights Hospitallers of the Order of St. John, withstood the forces of the Ottoman Empire until the arrival of Spanish reinforcements and thus prevented Islam from gaining the gate of the Western Mediterranean. May we never forget how the Knights and citizens of Malta, under the blessed leadership of La Valette, helped save Christendom.