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Maltese Association

Order of Malta

2019 News

  • 24/12/2019

    Christmas Eve Mass at Fort St Angelo

    Holy Mass was celebrated at the beautiful St. Anne’s Chapel, in the historical Fort St. Angelo on Christmas Eve, with the very kind permission of Fra’ John Critien, who also attended the event. Members of the Maltese Association, volunteers and their families, lead by the President Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, filled the chapel to […]

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  • 19/12/2019

    Presentation of Hampers

    The Vice-President Major Raymond Miller on behalf of the Maltese Association formally presented 125 Christmas Hampers to representatives of various Charitable Institutes and other beneficiaries in need of a helping hand, in a brief ceremony held at the Association’s headquarters at Casa Lanfreducci in Valletta. The Hospitaller Dr. Kevin F. Dingli also addressed those in […]

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  • 10/12/2019

    Afternoon Christmas Tea at Sir Paul Boffa Home for the Elderly

    Around 50 residents at the Sir Paul Boffa Home for the Elderly, under the loving care of Nurse Juliet Pace and her team, were treated to an Afternoon Christmas Tea by various members and volunteers of the Maltese Association on Tuesday 10 December 2019, co-ordinated by Dame Karen Miller.   The Maltese Association organises regular […]

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  • 05/12/2019

    Children’s Christmas Party at the Grand Hotel Excelsior

    Over 200 children, some from challenging backgrounds, were hosted to a Christmas Party at the Grand Hotel Excelsior on Thursday 5 December at 16:30. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the party.   Around 20 members and volunteers, led by the President of the Maltese Association, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, served the abundant […]

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  • 22/11/2019

    Shelter for Migrant Single Mothers and Children

    The Hospitaller Dr. Kevin F. Dingli held a meeting at Casa Lanfreducci  on Friday 22 November 2019 with officials from Malteser Hilfsdienst, Paderborn, namely Mr. Volker Horenkamp and Ms. Jana Worseg, as well as with officials from the Maltese Association’s peripheral organisation the Maltese Cross Corps, namely Mr. Saviour Farrugia and Mr. Victor Tonna. The […]

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  • 17/11/2019

    World Day of The Poor

    Rome 12 November 2019 – On the occasion of the Third World Day of the Poor, which is celebrated on Sunday 17 November, the Sovereign Order of Malta is once again organising numerous initiatives to bear witness to its daily presence alongside people in need, in 120 countries around the world. In a letter to […]

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  • 16/11/2019

    Advent Retreat 2019

      The 2019 Advent retreat was held at Mount St Joseph Retreat House at Targa Gap, in Mosta.   The theme of this year’s retreat was “Waiting quietly for the Lord’s salvation (Lam 3:26)” and the preacher was Fr. Stefan Attard.       Holy Mass was celebrated in the afternoon after the second talk. […]

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  • 09/11/2019

    Lourdes Pilgrimage Reunion for Patients and Personnel

    The now well established annual Lourdes Pilgrimage Reunion for patients and personnel was held once again this year at the Madonna tal-Mirakli Hall in Lija on Saturday 9 November 2019 at 6.00 p.m. An encouraging number of pilgrims, members, volunteers, patients and their families participated in this event, in spite of the weather which had […]

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  • 21/10/2019

    Feast of St Ursula

    Holy Mass was celebrated on the Feast Day of St Ursula by Bishop Joseph Galea Curmi, assisted by the Nuns’ chaplain- Fr Anthony Chircop, Mgr Lawrence Gatt- Principal Chaplain of the Maltese Association and other members of the clergy, at St Ursula Monastery in Valletta at 6:30pm. This annual event in the Maltese Association’s calendar […]

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  • 13/10/2019

    Feast of Blessed Gerard

    Fr Savio Vella SDB celebrated Holy Mass on the Feast of the Founder and the First Grand Master of the Order, at St Ursula Convent in Valletta at 6:30pm. The skull of Blessed Gerard is preserved in this Monastery. Members, volunteers and guests together with the Cloistered Nuns of the Order participated in this annual […]

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  • 12/10/2019

    Order of Malta National Day

    To commemorate the Order of Malta National Day the Maltese Association opened its headquarters in Jean de Valette Square in Valletta to the general public. Guided tours were held every hour. A stand with information about the Order was set up in the square.  Members and volunteers also distributed brochures detailing activities of the Maltese Association […]

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  • 04/10/2019

    Infant Jesus of Prague

    The Maltese Association once again celebrated the Feast of the Infant Jesus of Prague. The purpose of this annual event is both to create public awareness and to carry out a public statement of the Maltese Association regarding its commitment to the defence of the rights of the unborn child. At the same time there […]

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  • 25/09/2019

    Tea Party for the Elderly at Verdala Castle in Rabat

    By gracious permission of His Excellency the President of Malta, Dr. George Vella and Mrs Vella, the Association once again held a picnic for the elderly within the garden grounds of Verdala Castle. A number of residents of various government and private retirement homes were hosted to this event. Members and volunteers were waiting at […]

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  • 21/09/2019

    Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on the occasion of Malta’s Independence Day

    The Association was invited, by the National Festivities Committee, to the Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on the occasion of Malta’s Independence Day. Holy Mass was celebrated by His Grace The Metropolitan Archbishop Mgr Charles Scicluna together with other members of the clergy at 9.00 am at St John’s co-cathedral in Valletta.

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  • 20/09/2019

    Stage with the Hospitalité Notre-Dame de Lourdes

    This year eighteen Members of the Order and Volunteers travelled to Lourdes for the twelfth consecutive year to participate in their annual Stage between the 13th and 20th of September. One of the group, Juanita Demajo, received her medal and became a Member of Hospitalitee de Notre Dame de Lourdes. The week went well and […]

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  • 08/09/2019

    Sunday, 8th September – St John’s Co-Cathedral Valletta

    Pontifical High Mass of Thanksgiving to commemorate the Victory of the Great Siege of 1565 was celebrated at 9.15 a.m. by Mgr. Said Pullicino accompanied by other members of the clergy. The singing of the Te Deum, followed the mass. Members of our voluntary groups and members of the Order pro Merito Melitensi were also […]

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  • 07/09/2019

    Pontifical High Mass of Thanksgiving at Mellieha Parish Church

    On the invitation by the National Festivities Committee. the President of the Maltese Association, accompanied by his wife and council members, participated in the Pontifical High Mass of Thanksgiving to commemorate the Victory of the Great Siege of 1565. The Mass was celebrated by the His Grace the Metropolitan Archbishop, Mgr. Charles Scicluna and other […]

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  • 07/09/2019

    Solemn High Mass De Requiem 7/09/2019

    Members and volunteers of the Maltese Association, together with a group of members from the American Federal Association visiting Malta, gathered at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta for the traditional memorial service for the fallen during the Great Siege of 1565.  Mgr Lawrence Gatt, Principal Chaplain, was the main celebrant of the High Mass, following […]

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  • 02/09/2019

    Donation from the Millennium Chapel Foundation

    The Millennium Chapel Foundation has donated the entire proceeds of the raffle held at its annual summer barbeque held at the Westin Dragonara Resort on Wednesday 28 August 2019, being the Feastday of St. Augustine, towards the Maltese Association’s Shelter for Homeless Youth Project. Fr. Hilary Tagliaferro, Director of the Millennium Chapel Foundation, made a […]

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  • 03/08/2019

    Summer Camp 2019

    The Maltese contingent participating in the Order’s International Holiday Camp (Malta Camp) that departed to Munich early this morning, consists of 12 volunteers and 9 guests. The team is ably led by Daniel Benson Camilleri, whereas Fr Savio Vella is the accompanying Chaplain of the Maltese Association. Ms Rachel Barthet is the team nurse.   […]

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