Between 1108 and 1118 three orders of military-religious character were founded to assist and protect the pilgrims going to the Holy Places: the Order of the Poor Knights of Christ, later known as the Order of the Temple, the Order of the Hospitalers of Saint John of Jerusalem and the Order of the Teutonic Hospital Brothers.
Monks-Soldiers: Guardians of the Faith, Guardians of the Holy Land, Guardians of Men.
This order of religious-military character was founded in Jerusalem in 1118 by nine knights, with the official denomination of "Order of the Poor Knights of Christ", later they are known by the "Knights of the Temple of Solomon" (Templars), denomination emerged after settling in the ancient temple of Solomon.
Pope Innocent II recognized the order of temple in the year 1139.
The seal of the Templars, insignia of the order; two knights mounted the same horse represent the double vocation of the order, religious and military. With an inscription in Latin that says "sigilum militum Xpisti" (Seal of the militia of Christ).