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Maltese Association

Order of Malta

2013 News

  • 07/09/2013

    Mass in memory of the fallen of the Great Siege in 1565

    Members of the Association took part in the traditional event in remembrance of those gallant Knights of the Order who paid the ultimate price in the defence of this Island against the Turkish Invasion. High Mass at St John’s Co-Cathedral was con-celebrated by H.G. the Archbishop Mgr Paul Cremona assisted by other member of the […]

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  • 04/09/2013

    Prison Ministry Barbecue

    Once again this year, Maltese Association with the help and collaboration of the Association’s Prison Ministry members organised a barbecue for the YOURS prison inmates at the Corradino Correctional Facility in Paola. The Prison authorities were very happy and enthusiastic to hold this event for their boys. The inmates were treated to a delicious meal […]

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  • 24/07/2013

    Maltese Association Charity Concert

    Presentation of Acknowledgement Certificates The Chancellor of Maltese Association , Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, in the presence of Dr Pascal Demajo, chairman of the Charity Concert Committee, other Committee members and on behalf of The President and Council of the Maltese Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta expressed heartfelt thanks and appreciation to […]

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  • 23/06/2013

    SMOM Embassy Reception

    SMOM Ambassador to Malta, HE Ing Umberto Di Capua and Mrs Di Capua very kindly invited Maltese Association members along with other friends and guests to a lavish reception to celebrate the Feast of St John. The reception took place on the roof of St. John’s Cavalier, from where guests were able to admire the […]

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  • 23/06/2013

    Investiture & Decoration Ceremony

      An Investiture and Decoration Ceremony took place in the Oratory of St John’s Co-Cathedral. Members of the clergy present were : H. G. The Archbishop of Malta, Mgr Paul Cremona, Archbishop Emeritus Mgr Joseph Mercieca, H.L. Bishop Charles Scicluna, Maltese Association Principal Chaplain, Mgr Lawrence Gatt, assisted by the Ecclesiastical Master of Ceremonies, Mgr […]

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  • 23/06/2013

    Celebration of the Feast of St John the Baptist

      The Feast of St John the Baptist is one of the high lights of Maltese Association yearly calendar. The Church celebrated the Feast of St John the Baptist with a Pontifical High Mass lead by H.G. The Archbishop Mgr Paul Cremona and members of the Cathedral Chapter. Members of the Order lead by Association […]

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  • 22/06/2013

    Translation of the Relic of St John the Baptist

      Members of the Maltese Association were present at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist in Xewkija, the Spiritual Seat of the Order in Gozo and joined in the celebrations of the annual feast of our Patron Saint, St John the Baptist. The Translation Procession around the streets of Xewkija, with the Relic […]

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  • 20/06/2013

    Maltese Association Orchestral Charity Concert at St John’s Co-Cathedral

    followed by a Reception at the Auberge de Castille   The Orchestral Charity Concert has become a yearly event in the Maltese Association Calendar of Activities. The annual concert is held to mark the Feast Day of St John the Baptist, Patron Saint of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. This year’s event also celebrated […]

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  • 07/06/2013

    Malta Libraries Exhibition

      Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum the Sovereign Military Order of Malta 1113 – 2013 The Hon. Evarist Bartolo, Minister of Education and Employment, officially inaugurated the exhibition ‘TUITIO FIDEI ET OBSEQUIUM PAUPERUM – the Sovereign Military Order of Malta 1113-2013’, which has been mounted by the National Library of Malta in Valletta, under the […]

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  • 07/06/2013

    Centenary Celebrations of the 1913 Eucharistic Congress

      The Archbishop’s Curia organised a ceremony to celebrate the centenary of the historic Eucharistic Congress which was held in Malta in the year 1913. A Solemn Mass was celebrated in St George’s Square, Valletta, led by the Bishops of Malta and Gozo. The Association was invited and honoured to participate in this event, as […]

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  • 02/06/2013

    Feast of Corpus Christi

    Pontifical High Mass in celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi was be held at St John’s CoCathedral. The main celebrant was His Grace the Archbishop, Mgr Paul Cremona, who lead a procession of the Blessed Sacrament after the Mass through the main streets of Valletta. The ceremony ended with benediction.  

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  • 25/05/2013

    Annual Pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, Gozo

      The Maltese Association of the Order of Malta held its Annual Pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary in Gozo on Saturday 25th May where about 250 patients and elderly from Malta and Gozo were accompanied by members of the Order and volunteers to spend a lovely day together. The weather was beautiful and the sea […]

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  • 19/05/2013

    Annual Votive Lamp Pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Grotto

    Once again members of Maltese Association joined in the Votive Lamp procession in Rabat. This tradition had started in 1960 when Grand Master Fra Angelo de Moyana, accompanied by the Maltese Association, presented to St Paul’s Grotto a silver votive lamp in the form of a galley of the Order. As in previous years, the […]

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  • 03/05/2013

    Maltese Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes

      3rd – 7th May       Maltese Association Pilgrimage Director Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata It was once again an immense pleasure and a great honour to chair the organizing committee of the Maltese Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes. I am particularly fortunate to be part of such an excellent team, under the guidance […]

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  • 25/04/2013

    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 […]

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  • 22/03/2013

    Maltese Association Lenten Retreat

    22nd – 24th March Maltese Association had a spiritual treat in March with a three day Lenten Retreat – between 22nd and 24th of March. Two of our members had an extra two days and one other member a further three days as he aspires for the first Class of the Order. We were lucky […]

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  • 19/03/2013

    Corporate Responsibility Day at Fra Diegu Home Hamrun

    19th March is the Feast of St Joseph Worker. Funnily enough nobody in Malta works on this day…except perhaps those who decide to offer their work free of charge to help others. Members of Maltese Association joined some employees of ten major companies in Malta to offer their services : whitewashing, painting, clearing, cleaning, gardening, […]

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  • 17/02/2013

    Friends of the Order Fundraising Lunch

    Friends of the Order held their first annual fund-raising curry lunch this year at The Coastline Hotel on Sunday, 17th February 2013. It was a great success with over 85 members, friends and family attending. Many thanks go to the ladies who prepared delicious cakes, biscuits and kwarezimal and to the management and staff for […]

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  • 13/02/2013

    Ash Wednesday at St Lawrence Collegiate Church – Birgu

      In line with tradition the Archpriest and Collegiate Chapter of the St Lawrence Church in Birgu invited the Order to participate in the Ash Wednesday service. Members of the Maltese Association gathered in the Santa Scolastica Monastery at 6.00 p.m. for the translation of the revered Reliquary of the Holy Face of Christ in […]

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  • 09/02/2013

    The Maltese Association’s Rome Experience

      Well over fifty members and volunteers of the Association joined 5,000 others who congregated in Rome for the historic celebration of the 900th anniversary of the Papal Bolla Pie Postulatio Voluntatis. Granted in 1113 by Pope Paschal II, this unique document, which is conserved in Malta’s own National Library, extended official recognition to our […]

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