"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable".  Seneca cited this.

The Grand Master taught me that one must always maintain the laid out course, weathering storms and bailing out the water that occasionally floods the deck.

He captained several ships throughout his life: That of his family and friends, guiding it with love and understanding. The ship of Saint Lazarus, which arrived to good port after the creation of the International Foundation based in Spain, guaranteeing the future and survival of our antique and noble Order.

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Dear Family, your excellencies, brothers and sisters in Saint Lazarus, ladies and gentlemen.

We remember our deceased Grand Master, Don Carlos Gereda y de Borbón, Marqués de Almazán. On behalf of our Order and on behalf of myself I like to say a few words. It is not my intention to give a long speech.

Normally at a remembrance service the deceased is praised for what he did. I like to say a couple of words about Don Carlos on how I saw him and what he was to me.

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To all members of The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem


Dear Brothers and Sisters,


As the Spiritual Protector of the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, we wish to convey our deepest sympathy to the family upon the reposing in the
Lord of H. E. D. Carlos Gereda y de Borbón, Marqués de Almazán, The XLIX Grand Master of the Order.

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Dear Members of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem,

 I join in prayer with the families and members of the Order at the passage to his heavenly home of our dear Grand Master, Don Carlos Gereda y de Borbon Marqués de Almazàn.

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