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  • 27/04/2017

    Lourdes Preparatory Mass

    With just one week to go and preparation in full swing, Our Lords the Sick, helpers and pilgrims gathered at St Ursula’s convent in Valletta for a final briefing and celebration of Holy Mass. Before Mass, in the absence of President Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, who is currently in Rome attending the Council Complete of […]

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  • 23/04/2017

    Familiarisation Lunch – Radisson Blu Hotel St Julians

    Close to two hundred malades, friends and relatives of the Sick and volunteers attended the pre-Lourdes familiarization fund-raising lunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel St Julians. The atmosphere was convivial and jovial! For some weeks, preparations have been on-going at Casa Lanfreducci, with the Pilgrimage now just two weeks away. It was time to gather […]

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  • 05/04/2017

    Lourdes Patients Tea Party at the Corinthia Marina Hotel

              The Maltese Association’s monthly afternoon tea-parties for our past Lourdes patients continue to give a lot of happiness and respite to our dear friends. These get-together events are also so very rewarding for us helpers, we receive so much in return! This month’s tea party brought together both old and […]

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  • 29/03/2017

    SAMOC Visit of Princess Ruffo di Calabria

    On Wednesday 29 March 2017 the President, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata escorted H.S.H Princess Tana Ruffo di Calabria, on a visit to the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre (SAMOC), where our Association provides a daily volunteer service. The Princess is the wife of the new Ambassador of the Sovereign Order to Malta, and was […]

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  • 22/03/2017

    Lourdes Patients’ Tea Party at Xara Lodge

              It was a pleasant Wednesday afternoon, where both elderly and young Lourdes patients turned up for the March Lourdes tea party! We had a group of 45 which was great. It was so rewarding to see them all there, happily chatting and eating away to their heart’s delight! Xara Lodge […]

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  • 17/03/2017

    Lenten Weekend Spiritual Retreat

    17th – 19th March 2017 The annual Lenten Retreat of the Order of Malta was held from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March at Manresa House in Victoria, Gozo. The Lenten talks were led by the Rev. Mgr Paul Cardona. The general theme of the retreat was “The Theological Virtue of Charity”. Members and volunteers […]

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  • 17/03/2017

    XXV Hospitallers’ Conference

    The XXV Hospitallers’ Conference was held at the headquarters of the French Association in Paris on 17th – 18th March 2017. The Conference was presided over by the Grand Hospitaller, Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel who delivered the opening and closing addresses and moderated throughout. The Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager was also in attendance and addressed […]

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  • 03/03/2017

    Investiture & Decoration Ceremony

    An investiture and decoration ceremony took place on Friday 3rd March 2017 in the Oratory at St John’s Co-Cathedral. The ceremony was presided over by the Association’s President, H.E. Daniel de Petri Testaferrata assisted by the Chancellor, Comm. Dr Michael Grech. The Principal Chaplain, Mgr Lawrence Gatt, celebrated Holy Mass and Mgr Paul Vella and […]

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  • 01/03/2017

    Ash Wednesday Liturgical Celebrations

    Very much in keeping with established custom, Members of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta lead by Vice President Major Ray Miller responded to the invitation extended to them by Archpriest Canon Joe Mizzi and the Collegiate Chapter of St. Lawrence Collegiate Church in Birgu to join in the very special liturgy of […]

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  • 01/03/2017

    MALTESE ASSOCIATION PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

    4th  – 9th  May 2017   Every month of May, nearly 4,000 Knights and Dames from all over the world travel to Lourdes to learn firsthand what belonging to the Order of Malta really means – devotion, service, and camaraderie. Dressed in distinctive uniforms and ministering to the sick and persons with special needs (referred […]

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  • 03/02/2017

    First Friday Mass

    The First Friday Mass of February was celebrated at the wonderful baroque chapel at the Curia. After mass all participants congregated in the hall of the Curia for some socializing. Our President gave all present an update on the situation of the Order and expressed the hope that all will be resolved soon. On a […]

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  • 01/02/2017

    Dar tal-Providenza Tea Parties

            The Maltese Association hosted around seventy five Dar tal-Providenza residents, being half the number of residents, to a tea party held on Wednesday 25th January. The following week, on Wednesday 1st February, a second tea party was organized for the second group. Both events were held in the theatre hall of […]

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  • 18/01/2017

    Lourdes Patients’ Tea Party at The Xara Lodge L/o Rabat

              Our acknowledgements and sincerest appreciation this month goes to our confrère, Justin Zammit Tabona and his competent staff at The Xara Lodge, who very kindly treated our patients to a pleasant tea party on this crisp afternoon. The Xara Lodge is tucked in the open Rabat countryside just below Mdina, […]

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  • 11/01/2017

    Prison Thanksgiving Supper

    Our Prison Ministry Volunteers organised the annual Thanksgiving Supper for young offenders serving time at the Young Offenders Unit for Rehabilitation Services (YOURS) at Imtahleb on Wednesday 11th January 2017. The entire current compliment of 17 inmates, comprising a mixture of locals and foreigners, were present at the event. They were treated to a sumptuous […]

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  • 08/01/2017

    Family Fun Day Out at Funland Paceville

    The Maltese Association hosted the annual Family Day Out, marking the first Hospitaller event of the New Year. This time round the selected location was Funland in Paceville. This break with tradition presented a challenge in itself, but the venue really lived up to its name, offering various entertainments with the After Glow animators doing […]

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  • 29/12/2016

    Presentation of Christmas hampers

    Representatives from various orphanages and Institutions around Malta gathered at Casa Lanfreducci this afternoon to receive Christmas Hampers being donated by the Maltese Association. The hampers were prepared with love and dedication. The bags were filled with food items of all sorts, a few of which were generously donated by member sponsors and benefactors. The […]

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