The Order was born from the meeting of Knights who voluntarily abandoned the membership associations having found incompatibility in the original values, dictated by the Spiritual Father of the Order of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, forming an Association on March 18, 2017.

The need to set up a new grouping has been made necessary to distance itself from the many groups, which are very present on social networks, but which do not adhere to the original teachings.

My choice of life began with the Ordination as a Templar Knight in the 2000s, with a ceremony at the Certosa del Galluzzo in Florence, under the aegis of Father Goffredo Viti.

Since that day I have held the positions of Commander, Balivo, Gran Balivo, Grand Visitor, Grand Preceptor of Spain, until today.

In March 2017, I was ordained, with the role of Grand Prior of OSMTHO, by the Grand Master OSMTHW, Br. Roman Vertovec.

The modern origin of the Order was born from the drafting of the International Statute of the Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolomytami Orbis / World, adopted in the April 2016 agreement of Trzin in Slovenia with the Grand Mastership of OSMTHW, of which the writer is the Grand Chancellor and with the subsequent registration of the OSMTHW Order dated 10/20/2016 in the register of Companies of Great Britain and Wales and renewed annually.

In the last Chapter held in Wales, Fr Leslie Payne, former Grand Prior of England and Wales, was appointed Grand Master of the Confederation. The official presentation of the International Order took place on 24 October 2016 in Assisi, the date on which the Orders have become confederates.

Besides the activity of formation and spiritual growth, the Order manifests itself in works of Mercy and help towards the needy.

The latest factual testimonies have seen us present in the earthquake-stricken areas in the Municipality of Amatrice and in the Marche, noting participation in the feasibility of the restoration of a Templar Monk complex in Fermo. During the last International Chapter in Schrewbury, I established reciprocal agreements and collaboration with over ten Orders, in particular I have made an active collaboration with the SOARRT based in Italy and Malta, under the protectorate of Prince Ruben Alberto Gavaldá.



Fr.:+++ Marco Barbetti KGCT

Gran Priore OSMTHO Italia

Gran Cancelliere OSMTHWorld









Name and location

Art. 1) An association called the Supreme Military Order Tempio Jerusalem is established in the world of OSMTHO Italia pursuant to Legislative Decree 4 December 1997 n. 460.

Art. 2) The association is based in Montieri (GR), Guarnelluccia n. 3, rooms adjacent to the church of San Francesco located at street number 1.


Art. 3) The Association does not pursue profit-making purposes and prohibits the distribution, even indirectly, of profits or operating surpluses as well as funds, reserves or capital during the life of the Association itself, unless the destination or distribution they are not imposed by the law or carried out in favor of other NGOs that by law, statute or regulation are part of the same unitary structure.

Profits or operating surpluses are used exclusively for the realization of institutional activities and those directly connected to them.

Art. 4) The Association pursues exclusively purposes of social solidarity. It intends to operate in the sector of welfare, charity, training and protection of civil and humanitarian rights, carrying out the following primary activities:


    education and training;

    protection and enhancement of nature and the environment, (with the exclusion of the activity, habitually exercised, of collection and recycling of urban, special and dangerous waste referred to in Article 7 of Legislative Decree 5 February 1997, No. 22;)

    promotion of culture and art;

    protection of civil rights;

Furthermore, the Association will be able to carry out ancillary activities that are considered integrative and functional to the development of the institutional activity of social solidarity, within the limits allowed by the D. Lgs. 4 December 1997, n. 460 and subsequent amendments and additions.


Art. 5) The duration of the Association is unlimited and the same can be dissolved only by resolution of the Extraordinary Assembly of the Associates.


Art. 6) All the members of the Association can be members (without any distinction of sex, race, ideas and religion) who, sharing their spirit and ideals, intend to commit themselves personally to the attainment of the aims set forth in this Statute.

The associative relationship and the association methods are aimed at guaranteeing the effectiveness of the relationship; therefore participation in the associative life cannot be temporary.

Public and / or private organizations participate in the person of their representative.

It is also possible to propose, as honorary members, following the deliberation of the Board of Directors, those who, for activity, professionalism, experience and competence, consider themselves worthy and suitable to make effective contributions, even if only moral, to the pursuit of the aims of the association.

Art. 7) Admission to the Association is decided by the Executive Council at the request of the aspiring member. Applications for admission as members presented by minors must be countersigned by the operator for parental authority. The parent who signs the application represents the minor in all respects towards the Association and responds to the same for all the obligations of the minor member.

Art. 8) All members have the right to:

    participate in all the activities promoted by the Association;

    take part in the association's life, expressing its vote in the appointed seats, also for the approval and the modifications of the Statute and of any regulations;

    enjoy the active and passive electorate for the appointment of the Governing Bodies of the Association

The minor members do not have the right to active and passive voting, as better specified in the art. 16 of this Statute, as well as honorary members.

Art. 9) The associates have the obligation to observe the Statute and the regulations, to respect the decisions of the Bodies of the Association and to pay the membership fees. These quotas are not transferable or revaluable.

Art. 10) Membership status is not temporary and is lost due to voluntary resignation, expulsion or death.

Resignation as a member must be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors.

Expulsion is envisaged when the member does not comply with the provisions of this Statute and any regulations, is in arrears or behaves in a way that causes material damage or damage to the image of the Association. The expulsion is deliberated by the Board of Directors, with an absolute majority of its members, and communicated by letter to the member concerned. The aforementioned member may appeal against the aforementioned provision within 10 days from the date of the expulsion notice; the appeal will be examined by the Board of Directors in the first ordinary meeting.

The communication, news, evidence or finding by other shareholders or through information in the public domain of violations of the Statute and / or

the regulations automatically entail the disqualification from activities and voting and / or representation rights up to the conclusion of the verifications by the Board of Directors.

Art. 11) The loss, for any case, of the quality of member does not give the right to the refund of the amount paid to the Association.

Art. 12) The death of the member does not grant the heirs any right in the associative context.

Art. 13) The Organs of the Association are: the Assembly of Members, the Executive Council, the President, the Vice-President, the secretary and the treasurer.

Shareholders' Meeting

Art. 14) The Assembly of Members is the sovereign body of the Association; it is composed of all the members for which there is such a qualification at the time of the convocation and can be ordinary or extraordinary.

Art. 15) The Assembly is convened by the President at least once a year within four months from the end of the financial year for the approval of the budget and, in any case, whenever the Board of Directors deems it appropriate, or when it is done required by at least half of the members, as long as they are up to date with the payment of membership fees.

The Shareholders' Meeting must be convened at least 30 days before the date of the meeting by sending an e-mail / paper letter, publication of the notice on the homepage of the Association website and posting of the notice clearly visible on the premises in which the association activities are carried out. The convocation notice must contain the day, time and place of the first and second call, as well as the agenda.

Art. 16) All members of age can participate in the Assembly (ordinary or extraordinary), with the right to vote, provided they are up-to-date with the payment of membership fees; each member has only one vote. Members who are minors and those who exercise parental authority or guardianship have the right to receive the convocation of the Assembly and to be able to attend them, but they have no right to speak or to vote actively and passively. Instead, honorary members can intervene without the right to vote.

It is allowed the intervention by proxy to be given in writing exclusively to another member. Each member cannot have more than one proxy. Voting in the Assembly will take place, on the recommendation of the same, by show of hands, by roll call or by secret vote.

Art. 17) The Assembly has the following duties:


    approve the economic-financial report of the past year;

    elect the President and the Board of Directors, establishing the number of members;

    elect the substitutes of the members of the Board of Directors who may have resigned;

    to deliberate on any other matter of an ordinary nature and of general interest placed on the agenda.


    to deliberate on the transformation, merger and dissolution of the Association;

    to deliberate on the proposals to modify the Statute;

    to deliberate on any other matter of an extraordinary nature and of general interest placed on the agenda.

Art. 18) The Ordinary Assembly, chaired by the President of the Board of Directors, who appoints a recording secretary from among the members, is validly constituted on first call with the presence of 50% plus one of the members, in second call whatever the number of members present.

The Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting deliberates validly, both in first and second call, with a majority of 50% plus one of those present on all the issues on the agenda.

At least one hour must elapse between the first and second call.

Art. 19) The Extraordinary Assembly is chaired by a President appointed by the Assembly itself with a simple majority, who in turn appoints a recording secretary from among the members.

To change the articles of association and the articles of association, the Extraordinary Assembly is validly constituted with the presence of at least three quarters of the members and decides with the majority of the absolute majority plus one of those present.

In order to resolve the dissolution of the Association and the devolution of assets, a favorable vote of at least three quarters of the members is required.

Art. 20) All assembly resolutions and statements, as well as being duly transcribed in the minutes of the shareholders' meetings, are advertised to members with an exhibition for 15 days after approval at the headquarters of the Association and forwarded by mail to the address communicated at the time of registration.

Executive Council and President

Art. 21) The Executive Council is the executive and management body of the Association and is elected by the Assembly every three years. It is composed of a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 7 members, including the President who is a member by right. The members of the Board can be re-elected and all positions are considered free of charge. The Board of Directors can be revoked by the Members Assembly; however, it will remain in office until the election of the new one. In the event of the resignation of a member of the Board of Directors, the first of the unelected is co-opted.

Within the Board of Directors one or more vice presidents will be appointed, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The President, who has the legal representation of the Association, may be delegated part of the powers pertaining to the Executive Council.

 Art. 22) The Executive Council has the widest powers for the ordinary and extraordinary management of the Association. In particular, the Board of Directors is responsible for:

    decisions concerning ordinary and extraordinary expenses, operating and in capital, for the management of the Association;

    decisions relating to institutional, complementary and commercial activities and services to be undertaken for the best achievement of the Association's institutional purposes;

    the decisions concerning the management of employees and the coordination of the collaborators and professionals used by the Association;

    the annual preparation of the economic-financial report to be submitted to the Assembly for approval within four months of the end of the financial year;

    the preparation of the annual report on the activities performed and the objectives achieved to be submitted to the Assembly;

    the presentation of a program plan for the activities to be carried out in the new social year;

    the establishment of social quotas;

    the faculty to appoint, from among the members external to the Board, delegates for the performance of particular functions established from time to time by the Board of Directors itself;

    the drafting and approval of the General and Administrative Regulations and the proposed amendments to the Statute to be submitted to the subsequent approval of the Assembly;

    the resolution on the admission of new members;

    any function that the statute or laws do not attribute to other bodies.

Art. 23) The Board of Directors meets at least twice a year or whenever the President or the majority of the members deem it necessary. The meetings of the Board must be carried out with written notice to be delivered at least 20 days before the date of the meeting; this notice must contain the agenda, date, time and place of the meeting.

The meetings of the Board of Directors are in single call, are valid with the presence of at least the majority of its members and are chaired by the President or, in his absence, by the Vice-President or by a councilor designated by those present. In the event of a tie, the vote of the President or of the Vice-President prevails, if he presides over the convocation, acting as President of the President.

Meetings and resolutions of the Board are confirmed by a report signed by the Chairman and the Secretary.

Art.24) The President has the signature and the legal and judicial representation of the Association. He is elected by the Board of Directors every 3 years.

He presides over the Assembly and the Board of Directors and convenes it, supervises the execution of the resolutions of the Assembly and the Board of Directors and, in cases of urgency, can exercise the powers of the Executive Council unless ratified by the latter at the first useful meeting.

Art. 25) The Vice President assists or replaces the President in case of absence or impediment.

Art. 26) The Board of Directors lapses due to simultaneous resignations of half plus one of its members. In this case the President or, in the case of his impediment, the Vice-president or, in the alternative, the eldest Director, will have to convene the extraordinary Assembly within fifteen days and to be held within the next thirty days, taking care of the ordinary administration.

Secretary and Treasurer

Art. 27) The Secretary draws up the minutes of the meetings of the corporate bodies and maintains the relative books and registers. He is also responsible for arranging the necessary negotiations for the purchase of the means and services approved by the Board of Directors and preparing and keeping the relative contracts and orders. It also pays the costs by verifying their regularity and authorizing the Treasurer to pay for them.

Art. 28) The Treasurer presides over the administrative and accounting management of the Association by drawing up the accounting records, ensuring the correct execution of the tax and social security obligations and preparing, in concert with the other members of the Executive Council, the annual financial statement in economic and financial terms . He also provides formal collection and payment transactions for expenses approved by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer also has the function of periodically checking the results of the cash, bank, credit and debit accounts and the exercise of the recovery operations of the receivables due.

Art. 29) The functions of Secretary and Treasurer can also be conferred to the same person. If they are assigned to different persons, the Administrative Regulations may provide that in case of impediment by the Treasurer to perform his functions, or in the event of his resignation or revocation, the functions of this are assumed, for the time necessary to remove the causes of impediment, or to proceed with a new appointment, by the Secretary or Vice-President. The Secretary, temporarily prevented, or resigned or revoked, is replaced in the same way by the Treasurer or the Vice President.

Assets and financial year

Art. 30) The Association's assets consist of:

    movable and immovable property owned by the Association;

    membership fees and annual, extraordinary and voluntary contributions of the members;

    contributions, disbursements and bequests by public and private bodies or individuals;

    proceeds, also of a commercial nature, eventually obtained by the Association for the pursuit or support of institutional activity.

Art. 31) The Association is forbidden to distribute, even indirectly, profits or operating surpluses, however named, as well as funds, reserves or capital during the life of the association itself, unless the destination or distribution is imposed. By law.

The Association has the obligation to use the profits or operating surpluses for the realization of the institutional activities and of those directly connected to them and accessory.

Art. 32) The fiscal year and the financial year go from 1 January to 31 December of each year, for the first year of operation the duration is meant from the date of establishment to 31 December 2017. The Board of Directors must prepare the report economic and financial to be submitted to the Assembly for approval within four months of the end of the financial year. The economic and financial statement, in addition to providing a truthful and correct representation of the patrimonial, economic and financial situation of the Association, with distinction between that pertaining to the institutional activity and that related to the activities directly connected, must contain a synthetic description of the assets, contributions and bequests received.

Regardless of the drafting of the annual financial statement, the Association, for every occasional public fund-raising activity carried out in conjunction with celebrations, anniversaries, or awareness-raising campaigns, draws up a separate and separate statement from the four months after the end of the year. which must show, also by means of an illustrative report, in a clear and transparent way, the revenues and expenses related to each of said celebration, anniversary or awareness campaign.


Art. 33) The dissolution of the Association is decided by the Extraordinary Assembly of the members on the proposal of the Executive Council, which will also appoint the liquidators. The residual assets will be devolved to other non-profit organizations of social utility with similar purposes, or for purposes of public utility, having heard the control body pursuant to art. 3, paragraph 190 of the law 23.12.96, n. 662, except for different destination imposed by law.

Final rules

Art. 34) The decision on any dispute that may arise between the associates, or between them and the association or the organs of the same, except those which by law cannot be compromised with arbitrators, will be referred to the judgment of three arbitrators, of which two to be appointed by each of the contending parties, and the third by mutual agreement. In the event of failure to reach an agreement, the Executive Council will appoint the president of the tribunal where the association is based to carry out the nomination of the third arbitrator.

Art. 35) For matters not expressly provided for in this Statute, reference is made to the current legislative provisions on the subject.

The present Statute has been approved by the founding members of the Constitutive Act.

The signatures of the founding members follow:

Marco Barbetti

Fabio Tascini

Marco Ciro Ambrosino

Angelo Minutoli