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Maltese Association

Order of Malta


Lourdes Preparation Mass


With the Lourdes Pilgrimage taking place in a few days, Patients, helpers and pilgrims gathered at St Ursula’s Monastery in Valletta for a special Mass in preparation for Lourdes.

Before Holy Mass, Personnel met the Pilgrimage Director Marchesino de Petri Testaferrata who in brief pointed out the overall responsibilities. He also spoke about the various categorised duties to ensure the success of this very special event. After Mass, he also gave a short briefing on the pilgrimage to all patients, accompanying relatives and pilgrims.

Holy Mass was celebrated by the Maltese Association Principal Chaplain Mgr Lawrence Gatt assisted by Conventual Chaplains Mgr Paul Vella, Fr Savio Vella and Magistral Chaplain Fr David Gauci. In his homily Mgr Gatt spoke about the Lourdes experience and the special devotion to Our Virgin Mother.

At the end of Holy Mass Maltese Association President, Dr Philip Farrugia Randon recited the Prayer of the Order.