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Maltese Association

Order of Malta

2014 News

  • 24/12/2014

    Christmas Eve Mass – Our Lady of Victory Church Valletta

    Members of the Order and their families and friends gathered in Our Lady of Victory Church to celebrate Christmas Eve Mass. The Rev. Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon celebrated Mass, assisted by the Rev. Canon Carmelo Busuttil. Kevin Dingli and Paul & Andrew Sultana, all talented guitarists, enhanced the celebration of Holy Mass and inspired the […]

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  • 13/12/2014

    Christmas Children’s Film – Penguins of Madagascar

      Our children’s Christmas Film event this year was ‘The PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR’ Coaches drew up at the cinema and excited children ran into the cinema complex to collect their soft drinks and find their seats. Tubs of popcorn were handed out just before the film was screened. Enthusiasm grew as the children donned their […]

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  • 10/12/2014

    Presentation of Christmas Hampers

    Representatives from various orphanages and Institutions around Malta gathered at Casa Lanfreducci this morning to receive Christmas Hampers being donated by the Maltese Association. The hampers were prepared by members and helpers on 1st December. The bags were filled with food items some of which were generously donated by member sponsors. The Maltese Association President […]

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  • 05/12/2014

    Confrère Francis Vassallo

    The Grand Commander H.E. the Venerable Bailiff Frà Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein presided over the “Clothing Ceremony” of Confrère Francis Vassallo. The ceremony took place in the Magistral Chapel of the Grand Magistry in Rome.  

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  • 04/12/2014

    Children’s Christmas Party

      The conference room at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Valletta was once again alive with the sound of two hundred and fifty excited, young and much loved and special children enjoying themselves at this year’s children’s Christmas party. The After Glow animators kept the children entertained and gripped to the stage all throughout the […]

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  • 02/12/2014

    Lourdes Patients’ Tea Party at Villa Corinthia in Balzan

    This month our Lourdes patients were once again pampered to a lovely afternoon tea party. Our dear friends were entertained in one of the elegant rooms of the timeless and sophisticated Villa Corinthia which is adjacent and forms part of the Corinthia Palace Hotel, in Balzan. The venue was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the […]

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  • 01/12/2014

    Packing of Christmas Hampers

      Christmas is always a busy time for the Maltese Association. The Hospitaller activities for underprivileged children and needy families take priority over everything else to ensure that this special sector of society receives a good dose of love, care and joy at this special time of the year. It was a hard afternoon’s work […]

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  • 29/11/2014

    Maltese Association Advent Retreat

      This year’s Advent Retreat took place over one day and was held at St Joseph’s Convent in Rabat. For this occasion we were pleased to have The Rev. Fr Robert Grech as our preacher. In Fr Robert’s own few words… a short synopsis of the Maltese Association Advent Retreat. “Better is one day in […]

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  • 22/11/2014

    Family Fun Day Event – Malta International Airport

      At 10.00 a.m. the food hall at the M.I.A. was full of excited parents and children eagerly awaiting the start of the day’s activities. Helpers and Prison Inmates who are regularly visited by our Prison Ministry group, this year also joined in to give some assistance as part of their Community service work. The […]

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  • 08/11/2014

    Lourdes Patients’ Reunion

      The Tal-Mirakli Hall provided a warm convivial atmosphere for the good number that assembled for Mass at 5.30 p.m. which was celebrated by Maltese Association chaplain The Rev. Fr David Gauci. After Mass acquaintances were renewed and everyone had an opportunity to exchange personal memories and experiences of this year’s 2014 Lourdes pilgrimage. Malades […]

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  • 28/10/2014

    Maltese Association Tea Party For Lourdes Patients At Palazzo Depiro

      “Lord, you have made loyalty the golden thread of authentic relationships. I wonder, Lord, who needs to know and feel my loyalty and love? Help me express it today.” The monthly tea parties are becoming an expression of one’s love for those people who step into our lives and make a difference! Once again […]

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  • 21/10/2014

    Feast of St Ursula

      Holy Mass was celebrated on the Feast Day of St Ursula. The Nuns’ chaplain, Fr Anthony Chircop, was the main celebrant, assisted by other Maltese Association chaplains and priests. Our nuns look forward to celebrating the Feast of their Patron Saint, from year to year. All the arrangements start from weeks ahead, this day […]

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  • 13/10/2014

    Feast of Blessed Frà Gerard

    Holy Mass was celebrated by Maltese Association Chaplain Reverend Fr Savio Vella, Conventual Chaplain ad honorem, in the Monastery of the cloistered nuns of St Ursula to commemorate the Feast of Blessed Gerard, the Founder of the Order of Malta. During the liturgical celebration a decoration ceremony took place, where two members of the Association […]

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  • 03/10/2014

    The Infant Jesus of Prague – Protector of the unborn child

      The Maltese Association together with the Consulate for the Czech Republic celebrated the Feast of the Infant Jesus of Prague. The liturgical celebrations were specially dedicated to the rights of the Unborn Child. This celebration is a public statement of the Maltese Association’s commitment to defending the helpless and the defenceless, with a particular […]

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  • 01/10/2014

    Maltese Association General Assembly

      Members attended the Annual General Assembly which took place at the Maltese Association Headquarters at Casa Lanfreducci in Pjazza Jean de Valette Valletta. The General Assembly started with the traditional Holy Mass celebrated in the Church of Our Lady of Victory.  

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  • 30/09/2014

    Maltese Association Tea Party for Lourdes Patients at Fontanella

              The September patients’ tea party, like every other month, was a great success. It was a lovely and enjoyable afternoon with clear blue skies and a pleasant gentle breeze, so the weather was super perfect. The selected group of patients had a wonderful relaxing time, sitting at tables and being […]

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  • 10/09/2014

    Prison Ministry Barbecue at Mtahleb Correctional Facility

    Once again this year, Maltese Association with the help and collaboration of the Association’s Prison Ministry supporters organised a barbecue for the YOURS prison inmates at the Mtaheb Correctional Facility. The internees are young offenders who are serving time imprisoned for a number of offences. These inmates have fortnightly visits by the Prison Ministry members […]

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