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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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  • 27/12/2016

    Exchange of New Year’s Greetings

    The President of the Maltese Association Daniel de Petri Testaferrata lead a Council delegation comprising the Hospitaller Dr. Kevin F. Dingli, Communications Officer Mr. Martin Micallef and Mrs. Helene Zammit at the formal exchange of New Year’s Greetings with the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and His Grace the Archbishop on Tuesday 27th […]

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  • 24/12/2016

    Christmas Eve Mass

    For the very first time, Holy Mass on Christmas Eve was celebrated at St. Anne’s Chapel in Fort St. Angelo, a location of immense significance to our Order. His Eminence Cardinal Prospero Grech O.S.A. was the main celebrant at the Liturgy which was concelebrated by Mons. Paul Vella, whilst Fra’ John E. Critien lead the […]

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  • 23/12/2016

    Donation of yoghurts, hot chocolate sets and Christmas puddings

    One of our very generous benefactors once again donated tubs of yoghurt, hot chocolate sets and Christmas puddings. These items were distributed to various religious institutions and economically challenged families during Christmas time.   Much appreciation goes to our compassionate sponsors whose precious support towards the Association’s charitable activities has always been appreciated over the […]

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  • 22/12/2016

    Donation of a Mobile Clinic by the Sovereign Order of Malta

    The Sovereign Order of Malta has donated a mobile clinic and a support minivan to the Government of Malta. This followed a promise made by H.M.E.H. the Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing during the course of his State Visit to Malta in April 2015. The official Presentation was made to the Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

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  • 06/12/2016

    ‘In Obedience’ Retreat, 2-6 December 2016

    Four members of the Maltese Association, Mr Stephen Ellul Sullivan, Dr Kevin Dingli, Mr Dennis Kirkop and Comm. Martin Micallef have finished their year of preparation for the promise of ‘In Obedience’. The five-day retreat, expertly organised by the Principal Chaplain Mgr Lawrence Gatt, was held between the 2nd and the 6th December 2016 at […]

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  • 01/12/2016

    Children’s Christmas Party at The Grand Hotel Excelsior

    Three hundred children from various child care programme centres, organisations and orphanages attended the Maltese Association annual Christmas Party that took place once again at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana.   The Ballroom soon filled in with young children who spent the best part of the afternoon running around, dancing, singing and enjoying the […]

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  • 26/11/2016

    Advent Retreat

    The Advent retreat for members, prospective members, spouses and volunteers was held at St Joseph Convent, Tal-Virtu’ in Rabat on Saturday 26th November 2016. The preacher was the Rev. Dr Mark Sultana B.A., S.Th.L., Ph.D.(Greg.) and the main theme of the retreat was ‘If you only knew the Gift of God’ (John 4, 10). Fr […]

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