An Order of St. Gregory the Great; First Class Breast Star
An Order of St. Gregory the Great; First Class Breast Star - In silver, center in silver gilt and enamels, 87mm, of Italian manufacture, circa 1930, in very fine condition. Footnote: The Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great was established on September 1, 1831, by Pope Gregory XVI, seven months after his election. It is one of the five pontifical orders of knighthood in the Catholic Church. The order is bestowed on Catholic men and women (and in rare cases, non-Catholic men) in recognition of their service to the Church, unusual labors, support of the Holy See, and the good example set in their communities and country.