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  • Salem, Gorges and Mason cloaked their commercialism under religion, as the accounts of La Tour and Winslow attest, and so effective were their machinations that, as early as 1635, Endicott's zeal had not left a set of the king's colours intact with the red cross thereon -- that relic of popery insufferable in a Puritan community.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Moor), bearing a standard and a palm; in Italian paintings with a red cross on his breast, which is the badge of the Sardinian Order of St. Maurice.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • In Andraea’s Chemical Wedding the red cross on a white background is a recurring theme, and his work in general carries strong connotations of the Grail stories—and therefore of the Templars.

    The Templar Revelation

  • These new Constitutions ordained that manual work should be done during certain hours of the day by the members of the order, that a red cross should be worn on the mantle, that the nuns might be professed at the age of sixteen, and that the monks should say the Divine Office according to the Roman Breviary.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • Holmes tugged the cloth free and spread it out, revealing it as an arm-band with a red cross painted onto it.

    Locked Rooms

  • This order adopted the statutes, the white mantle and the red cross of the Templars, with a red sword as their distinctive badge, whence their name of Ensiferi.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Let him go to the tents of flowering trees, when the cavalcade of the wild bee comes to the apple as the Arabs to Mecca, when the spinneys are fresh with quicken, and the fly hovers like a lover outside the shut door of the pear blossom and waits till the red cross of denial that marks the bud is changed to the yellow pollen-wreath of fulfilment.

    The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing


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