The Order of the Fleur de Lis is an organization of Catholic men incorporated under the laws of the state of Louisiana as a not-for-profit organization. The Order’s domain is a five states region consisting of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
On Saturday August 26, 2023, Mr. Larry Tabor of Biloxi, MS was invested into the Order of the Fleur De Lis. Commander Tabor is a member of Sacred Heart parish in D’Iberville. Commander Tabor is retired but is very active with Knights of Columbus, Special Olympics and Chamber of Commerce in D’Iberville.
The objectives of the Order include: Supports and defends the Holy Catholic Church and its teachings; Promotes patriotism and good citizenship, encourages public morality and unselfish service to God and country; Assists and publicizes the activities of other organizations which also promote the above; Memorializes and popularizes the memories and achievements of Catholic leaders in religion, the arts and sciences, philanthropy education, exploration and archeology, government and international relations, medicine and jurisprudence and other established professions.
The Order of the Fleur de Lis encourages and recognizes leadership in living the values and principles of our Catholic faith by presenting the Msgr. Joseph Susi Award of Honor to an individual who has excelled as a Catholic leader in any one of the following: Religion, family values, youth, aging, politics, patriotism, the arts and sciences, education, philanthropy, public morality, management-labor, the media, or medicine and jurisprudence
Other Knight Commanders in the Diocese of Biloxi include Msgr. T. Dominick Fulliam JCL, David Atteberry, Norman McDonald, Gerard Schmuck, Rodney L. Sandoz II and Noel Aucoin.