The following may be of interest:
PAUL SMITH and CHEVALIERS DE NOTRE DAME
From : “Paul Smith” firstname.lastname@example.org
To : email@example.com
Subject : Chevaliers de Notre Dame
Date : Tue, 23 Apr 2002 18:11:47 +0000
I hope that you do not mind me asking - but please can you help me?
I am interested in the Order known as ‘Chevaliers de Notre Dame’ - and on your excellent web page you wrote the following about this Order:
Chevaliers de Notre Dame/Knights of Our Lady. [N] (Bp. Douglas L. >Trees)“Revitalized under” Archbishops Ngo Dinh Thuc and Lefebvre, who (i.e. Lefebvre) was “Grand Master of the Ordre in France”.
Can you please tell me when the ORIGINAL Order was founded, please?
Do you know how it could be possible to obtain more information about the Original Order, as I am most interested…
The Order @catholicanswer, is, as you pointed out, an off-shoot of the original Order and cannot answer any of the questions relating to Origins, as I found out when I wrote to them for information.
Please Sir, can you send me ANY reply to this enquiry: it would be most gratefully appreciated with the very utmost of thanks…
Most Thankfully Yours,
Apr. 25, 2002
I am sorry, but I do not know too much more; I did write to them and asked for Trees"pedigree" - that is his episcopal line, but he refused to disclose.
They are VERY ecumenical - and, I believe, at least schismatic and excommunicated, OR protestant.
Please let me know if you get any further info.
With kind regards and God bless,