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H.E. Fra’ Ruy Gonçalo do Valle Peixoto de Villas Boas was born on 27 November 1939 in Oporto (Portugal), where he graduated in Industrial Chemical Engineering. After carrying out military service, he started his career as engineer in the Portuguese Tobacco Company, where he was Director of Research and Development. He has been a full […]
Today the funeral was celebrated of the Prince and 80th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, who passed away on 29th April in Rome after an incurable disease. In compliance with the restriction measures for COVID-19, the funeral was celebrated in a limited form so […]
Grand Magistry announces death of H.M.E.H. Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto
With profound regret, the Grand Magistry announces the death of His Most Eminent Highness the Prince and 80th Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, which took place in Rome few minutes after midnight on 29 April, following an incurable disease diagnosed a few months ago. According to article 17 of the […]
The Maltese Association’s peripheral organisation, the Maltese Cross Corps, have commenced redecoration works intended to convert their premises at Gwardamangia into a shelter for single mother migrants. On the suggestion of the Hospitaller, who represents the Maltese Association on the Maltese Cross Corps’ Executive Committee, when completed the premises will most appropriately be […]
Members and volunteers of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta are distributing foodstuffs and other essential items to families that are badly effected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Maltese Association is purchasing essential items at a special reduced price from supermarkets and distributing them free of charge to various families and institutions in […]
The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the work of the Order of Malta: its Grand Priories, Associations and relief corps spread across the world offering sociomedical care have had to adjust to this unprecedented, global health crisis.
The Maltese Association responded to a call made by the Agency for Welfare of Asylum Seekers (AWAS) for certain supplies to be provided to the Hal Far Hanger Open Centre for migrants. The Association’s executive secretary, Ms. Lara Grima, took care to very promptly source the required supplies of antibacterial soaps and wipes, which were […]
Easter video message by Mons. Jean Laffitte and Act of Consecration of the Order of Malta by the Grand Master
Mons. Jean Laffitte invites you to listen to the page of today’s Gospel (John 20, 1-9) that will be followed by a brief commentary.
Dear Confreres, Consœurs, employees, volunteers and supporters of the Order of Malta throughout the world, Never before have I felt so strongly the desire and the need to make you feel my closeness: it is true that we are far away. But we are not alone. We are united in our mission of faith in […]