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Maltese Association

Order of Malta

2014 News

  • 28/08/2014

    Summer BBQ for Poor Families

                This 2014 summer, gave a start to a new summertime Maltese Association activity, whereby over 170 families with special needs… were invited to a BBQ where delicious food was served in abundance on a fresh and pleasant mid-summer evening. The ongoing entertainment triggered off a cheerful mood, inspiring our […]

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  • 26/08/2014

    Fontanella Tea Party for Past Lourdes Patients

                The selected group of malades had a wonderful time with friends meeting up once again on a beautiful blue skied sunny afternoon! The Fontanella tea rooms are situated in the ‘silent city’ of Mdina. With dedication and enthusiasm, the Fontanella staff under the guidance of Mrs Louisette Sant Manduca, […]

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  • 06/07/2014

    Celebration of the Feast Of St John the Baptist

      The Feast of St John the Baptist is one of the most significant events of the Maltese Association’s annual calendar. The Church celebrated the Feast of St John the Baptist with a Pontifical High Mass lead by H.G. The Auxiliary Archbishop Mgr Charles Scicluna and members of the Cathedral Chapter. Members of the Order […]

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  • 06/07/2014

    Investiture & Decoration Ceremony in the Oratory of St John’s Co-Cathedral

      An Investiture and Decoration Ceremony took place in the Oratory of St John’s Co-Cathedral. Members of the clergy present were : H. L. Auxiliary Bishop of Malta, Mgr Charles Scicluna, Maltese Association Principal Chaplain, Mgr Lawrence Gatt, and assisted by the Ecclesiastical Master of Ceremonies, Mgr Paul Vella. The Chancellor of St Paul’s Anglican […]

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  • 22/06/2014

    Feast of Corpus Christi

    Members of the Order led by the Vice-President Comm. Anthony Miceli Demajo, attended the traditional Church Service at St John’s Co Cathedral. The Pontifical High Mass was celebrated by the His Lordship Auxiliary Bishop Mgr Charles Scicluna, who assisted by other members of the Cathedral Chapter. As is customary on this significant occasion of the […]

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  • 22/06/2014

    SMOM Embassy Reception

    His Excellency Ing. Umberto Di Capua, the SMOM Ambassador to Malta, very kindly hosted special guests and Maltese Association members to a beautiful reception on the roof of St John’s Cavalier to commemorate the Feast of the Patron Saint of the Order of Malta, St John the Baptist.  

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  • 21/06/2014

    Translation of the Relic of St John the Baptist

      Members of the Maltese Association were present at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist in Xewkija, the Spiritual Seat of the Order in Gozo and joined in the celebrations in the annual feast of our Patron Saint, St John the Baptist. The Translation Procession around the streets of Xewkija ,with the Relic […]

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  • 11/06/2014

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

    Our acknowledgements and sincerest appreciation this month goes to our confrère Mr Justin Zammit Tabona and his efficient staff at The Xara Lodge, who very kindly treated our patients to a lovely tea party on this beautiful summer afternoon. The Xara Lodge is nestled in the open Rabat countryside just below Mdina, offering breath-taking views, […]

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  • 03/06/2014

    Lourdes Helpers Get Together at the Radisson Blu Resort Hotel St Julians

    Over seventy five Lourdes helpers attended a dinner at the Radisson Blu Hotel in St Julians, to meet again after the Lourdes pilgrimage. This was not a fund raising event but a friendly get together to recall our recent experiences. The occasion was a great success, with helpers relaxed, meeting up in a convivial atmosphere. […]

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  • 31/05/2014

    Ta’ Pinu Pilgrimage

    The Sovereign Military Order of Malta organised its annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of Ta’Pinu on Saturday 31st May. The Maltese Association invited many patients and residents from various hospitals and homes for this activity.   The Chancellor of the Maltese Association of the Order Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata led the Members of the […]

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  • 27/05/2014

    Lourdes Patients Tea Party at The Sant Manduca Residence in Mdina

    Great thanks goes to Louisette and confrere Peter Sant Manduca, who are always so kind and willing to welcome the Maltese Association and our special friends with wide open arms every time we turn to them. The May tea party took place on the beautiful terrace of their residence in Mdina. It was a beautiful […]

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  • 20/05/2014

    Tea Party for Lourdes Personnel at St Ursula Monastery

      The Maltese Association Lourdes personnel were invited to an afternoon tea party very kindly organized by the cloistered nuns of our Order. Helpers were warmly welcomed into the parlour hall of the Monastery by big warm smiles worn on the glowing faces of our delightful nuns. The delicious homemade refreshments, baked by the Sisters […]

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  • 02/05/2014

    Maltese Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2014

    2nd – 6th May Maltese Association Pilgrimage Director Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata A great achievement can only be completed through magnificent teamwork. That is exactly what I experienced this year. I am most honoured, and deeply moved, to have, once again, been the director of the Maltese Association’s pilgrimage to Lourdes this year. However, […]

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  • 24/04/2014

    Lourdes Preparatory Mass

      With the Lourdes Pilgrimage taking place in a few days, Patients, helpers and pilgrims gathered at St Ursula’s Monastery in Valletta for a special Mass in preparation for Lourdes. Before Holy Mass, all Personnel met the Pilgrimage Director Daniel de Petri Testaferrata who in brief pointed out the overall responsibilities. He also spoke about […]

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  • 15/04/2014

    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 the helpers themselves. This month’s tea party brought together both old and young patients ! who are all so very dear […]

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  • 13/04/2014

    Familiarisation Lunch – Radisson Blu Hotel St Julians

      One hundred and thirty malades and helpers attended the pre-Lourdes familiarization fund raising lunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel St Julians. For some weeks, work has been steadily building up at Casa Lanfreducci and now with departure just two weeks away, it was time to gather together pilgrims, malades and helpers so friendships and […]

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  • 05/04/2014

    Lenten Retreat at Mount St Joseph Retreat Home (5th & 6th April)

      The annual Lenten Retreat of the Order of Malta was held from Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th April at Mount St. Joseph Retreat House in Targa Gap. The Lenten meditations were led by Rev. Fr Edward Mercieca SJ. The main theme of the Retreat was “Finding God in all things and all things in […]

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  • 01/04/2014

    Lourdes Patients Tea Party at Palazzo de Piro

      A friend is a push when you have stopped, a chat when you are lonely and a smile when you are sad… We try to make our special friends the Sick feel loved and important. The bond developed between the patients and our helpers during the pilgrimage is a very special and profound one, […]

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