Order of St. Gregory the Great
First established by Pope Gregory XVI in September 1831 to honour citizens of the Papal States, the Order is conferred on persons who are distinguished for personal character, reputation and notable accomplishment on behalf of the Church and society, regardless of their religious affiliation. Uniquely, this order has civil and military divisions. There are three classes of membership: Knights and Dames Grand Cross (GCSG); Knight and Dame Commanders with star (KC*SG, DC*SG) and without star (KCSG, DCSG); and Knights and Dames (KSG, DSG). The eight-pointed cross of red enamel portrays St. Gregory with the motto Pro Deo et Principe (For God and Prince) on the reverse. Insignia are suspended from a red and gold ribbon. The feast day of St. Gregory the Great is 3 September.