This Historical Reproduction of the Banner of the Holy League of 1571
is now available for the first time from Ordo Militaris Inc.. Shown above is the prototype, printed on high tensile nylon and with a sewn sleeve on the left for mounting on any pole during processions.
The reproduction available from Ordo Militaris Inc. will be slightly different: It will be double sided on 3 ply cloth with gold tasseled trimming. Click the flag image for more information!
HISTORY: In 1571, faced with the naval invasion of the Italian peninsula by the Islamic forces of the Ottoman Empire, Saint Pius V called for the establishment of an international Catholic Alliance to meet them in a decisive naval battle and destroy once and for all the Muslim domination of the Mediterranean.
Responding to this call were King Philip II of Spain (Coat of arms at bottom of Crucifix on the Left), the forces of the Papal States (Coat of arms of Saint Pius V at the center), the forces of the Republic of Venice (Coat of arms to the right), and the naval forces of Austria under the command of Don Juan of Austria (Coat of arms at the bottom). Designed by Pope Saint Pius V this flag flew on the Flagship of Don Juan of Austria.