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Maltese Association

Order of Malta

2019 News

  • 18/07/2019

    Mdina Summer Fundraising Dinner

    The Maltese Association organized another summer fundraising supper, which took place in the beautiful surroundings of one of the most enchanting squares of Mdina. The meal was inspired by Grandmaster L’Isle Adam’s first visit to Mdina in 1530 and the menu was based on genuine, historical documentation. Guests were welcomed by the St. Julian’s Band […]

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  • 24/06/2019

    St John’s Feast, Investiture and Presentation

    On the occasion of the feast of St John the Baptist, the Patron Saint of our Order, Pontifical High Mass was celebrated by His Grace the Metropolitan Archbishop of Malta, Mgr. Charles J. Scicluna, assisted by other members of the clergy, at St John’s Co-Cathedral on the 24 June at 6.00 p.m. Following the Mass, […]

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  • 20/06/2019

    Ninth Annual Orchestral Charity Concert

    The Annual Orchestral Charity Concert celebrating the Feast Day of St John the Baptist, Patron Saint of the Order of Malta was held on the on Thursday 20 June 2019 at 19.30 hrs under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency Dr George Vella President of Malta, at St John’s Co-Cathedral. The Maltese Association’s Charity Concert Committee […]

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  • 10/06/2019

    Thursday 20 June 2019 at 7.30 p.m. – 9th Annual Orchestral Charity Concert

    The President and the Council of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta and the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation, under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency Dr George Vella President of Malta have the pleasure of announcing their Annual Orchestral Charity Concert with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Prof. Michael Laus and with the participation of the Goldberg Ensemble Choir featuring works […]

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  • 09/06/2019

    Ambassador’s Reception and Concert

    The Order’s Ambassador to Malta, Prince Augusto Ruffo Di Calabria, and his spouse, Princess Tana Ruffo di Calabria, hosted a reception at St John’s Cavalier in Valletta at 20:00hrs to celebrate the feast of St John the Baptist, the patron saint of the Order of Malta. Prior to the reception, the Ambassador and his spouse […]

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  • 09/06/2019

    Votive Lamp Pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Grotto

    The annual Votive Lamp Pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat, was held on Sunday 9 June at 5:30pm. Proceedings commenced in the Sanctuary of St. Publius, during which Archpriest Louis Suban officiated. After some readings, a short procession was undertaken to St. Paul’s Church, during which the votive lamp was borne by members of […]

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  • 01/06/2019


    The President of the Maltese Association, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, led Members of the Association as well as of the Volunteers of the Order on the Association’s annual national pilgrimage to the very special Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu in Gozo, on Saturday 1st June 2019. Knights looked smart wearing the […]

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  • 07/05/2019

    The Order of Malta’s 61st International Pilgrimage

    Led by the Grand Master, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, together with the ten newly elected members of the Sovereign Council, members and volunteers assisted persons from 45 countries on the five continents that participated in the pilgrimage. Like every year on the first weekend in May, some 7400 people, including over […]

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  • 06/05/2019

    Hospitallers’ Breakfast in Lourdes

    The Maltese Association hosted the traditional Hospitallers’ Breakfast in Lourdes for the very first time on Monday 6 May 2018. The President Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata and the Vice-President Major Raymond Miller joined the Hospitaller Dr. Kevin F. Dingli in warmly welcoming all attendees, who were also briefly addressed by the President at the […]

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  • 02/05/2019

    Maltese Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019

      Preface Like every year on the first weekend in May, some 7400 people, including over 1300 malades, peacefully invaded the Marian sanctuary on the foothills of the Pyrenees for the most important of the Order’s pilgrimages. Below is a collection of experiences   Pilgrims   My son’s volunteering with the cadets in this year’s […]

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  • 25/04/2019

    Holy Mass in Preparation for the Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019

    Holy Mass in preparation for the forthcoming Lourdes Pilgrimage was celebrated by Mgr Lawrence Gatt, Principal Chaplain of the Maltese Association, at St. Ursula Monastery in Valletta. Mgr Gatt focused on one of the Eight Beatitudes ‘Blessed are the poor for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’ in his homily.  He also spoke about the […]

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  • 25/04/2019

    Birgu Social Event 25/4/2019

      The Maltese Association of the Order of Malta, in conjunction with the Volunteers of the Order, assisted at a social event organised by Caritas HelpAge Vittoriosa at the Birgu Youth Centre on Thursday 25th  April 2019.   Members of both organisations, lead by the Hospitaller, who were also joined by a number of young […]

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  • 23/04/2019

    MAPFRE MSV Life plc supports Lourdes Pilgrimage

    MAPFRE MSV Life plc, celebrating its 25th anniversary of operations, is once again donating towards the participation of the Maltese Association of the Sovereign Order of Malta at the Order’s annual international pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes.   The Maltese Association of the Order, which participates in the pilgrimage each year, […]

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  • 20/04/2019

    Easter comes to SAMOC

    Patients undergoing treatment at the Day Ward of Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre were given a special Easter treat on Holy Saturday.   The Hospitaller Dr. Kevin F. Dingli, accompanied by his daughter Louisa Dingli, whose turn of duty it happened to be that day on the refreshment trolley service, distributed a small Cadbury chocolate […]

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  • 07/04/2019

    Familiarisation Lunch – Costa del Sol Restaurant, Mellieha – 7/04/2019

    A group of close to two hundred persons comprising a number of Our Lords the Sick who will be joining the Maltese Association on the forthcoming annual International Pilgrimage of the Order of Malta to Lourdes, various of their relatives and friends, several pilgrims as well as an abundance of volunteers and members of the […]

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  • 06/04/2019

    Site Visit to Alberto Marvelli Shelter for Homeless Youth 6 April 2019

    On Saturday 6 April 2019 the President of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, visited the Alberto Marvelli Shelter for Homeless Youth in Paola, Malta where works are now at a very advanced stage of completion. He was accompanied by the Hospitaller, Dr. Kevin F. Dingli, as well […]

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  • 24/03/2019

    XXVII International Hospitallers’ Conference in Rome

      The Hospitaller Dr. Kevin F. Dingli participated at the XXVII International Hospitallers’ Conference which was hosted by the Italian Association and held at its San Giovanni Battista Hospital in Rome between 21 – 24 March 2019.     Following the celebration of Holy Mass by the Order’s Prelate, H.E. Mgr. Jean Lafitte as main celebrant, the […]

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  • 17/03/2019

    Annual Lenten Spiritual Retreat

    The Maltese Association held its annual live-in Lenten Spiritual Retreat at the Jesuits’ Manresa Retreat House, on the outskirts of Victoria, Gozo, from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March 2019. The retreat was guided by Prof. Edward Warrington, member of the Christian Life Community and Centre for Ignatian Spirituality. Throughout the retreat, Prof. Warrington took […]

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  • 09/03/2019

    Children’s Film Outing

    Our annual Children’s Film event was this year held on Saturday, 9th March 2019 at the Empire Cinema, Bugibba. Over 100 children hailing from various parts of the Island were treated to a viewing of the action packed film of The Kid who will be King. The children had a very enjoyable afternoon and were […]

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  • 06/03/2019

    Ash Wednesday Mass

    Various Members of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta led by Vice President Major Ray Miller responded to the traditional invitation extended to them by Archpriest Canon Karm Busuttil and the Collegiate Chapter of St. Lawrence Collegiate Church in Birgu to join in the liturgical celebration of Ash Wednesday, marking the commencement of […]

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