What privileges do senators and ladies of the Order of Minerva enjoy?
First of all, by purchasing the title of senator you automatically become a member of the Order of Minerva. This entitles you to publicly use your title of senator. You can include it on business cards, letterheads, your mailbox and much more. You may also have it added to your ID card or other documents.
How can I be awarded the title of senator from the Order of Minerva?
You could be the newest member in the Order for Minerva. First, you have to come up with your monastic name. For this you could, for example, add the title of senator to your full name. Alternatively, you may also let your creativity flow freely and invent an entirely new name. You will then receive a noble and historic certificate of appointment, information on the Order of Minerva and on the title of senator used as a monastic name as well as information on the option of adding the name on your ID card. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that your monastic name will in fact be included on your ID card or other identification papers because there is no legal claim to this. Please indicate your actual name – or the name of the person who will receive this title as a gift – in the field below. Then enter your chosen monastic name in the field next to your real name. Both names will be included on your certificate of appointment.
What is the Order of Minerva?
In the Roman empire, the goddess Minerva was the protectress of trade and commerce. People worshipped her to such a degree that they started equating her with the Greek goddess Athena. This lead to Minerva being considered the goddess of wisdom and the arts, which made her the namesake of the Order of Minerva. The Order of Minerva is a non-religious community whose members are highly educated and whose goal it is to pursue wisdom and knowledge.
What does the title of senator mean?
The senate served as the supreme council in the Holy Roman Empire and its members were referred to as senators. The senate’s task was to advise the ruler but it is a well known fact that the senate was in actuality the main powerhouse in the Holy Roman Empire. The majority of senators had noble ancestors, but there were also a few common citizens holding some of the lower offices in the senate.