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Maltese Association

Order of Malta

2015 News

  • 01/01/2016


    29th April – 3rd May 2016 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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  • 31/12/2015

    Donation of Yoghurt

    A very generous benefactor of the Maltese Assocation donated 1,500 tubs of yoghurt. These were distributed to various religious institutions and economically challeged families on the afternoon of New Year’s eve. Much appreciation goes to our benevolent sponsors who in one way or another, unfailingly support the Maltese Association throughout the years and help us […]

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  • 29/12/2015


            A group of ‘Our Lords the Sick’ have been treated with a pleasant and relaxing afternoon at the luxurious Hotel Corinthia San Gorg in St Julians. Teas, coffees and other beverages together with a delicious spread of a variety of sandwiches, cheese cakes and sweets were flowing all through the afternoon, […]

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  • 24/12/2015

    Christmas Eve Mass

      Members and Volunteers of the Order and their families and friends gathered in Our Lady of Victory Church to celebrate Christmas Eve Mass. The Rev. Mgr Paul Vella celebrated Mass, and the Rev. Dun Karm Busuttil concelebrated. Kevin Dingli and Paul and Andrew Sultana lead the congregation in the singing of carols by providing […]

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  • 11/12/2015

    Refugee crisis: the Order of Malta prepares for long term assistance programmes

      Ambassadors, presidents of Associations, Hospitallers of the Sovereign Order of Malta gathered in Rome on 11 December in the Magistral Villa on the Aventine to discuss the latest developments in the field of assistance to migrants and refugees. With its associations, embassies, relief, ambulance and volunteer corps, the Order of Malta’s involvement in activities […]

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  • 10/12/2015


      A few members, this afternoon were happy to give some of their time to help prepare over a hundred hampers for socially and economically challenged families and religious institutions. Others contributed financial support, foodstuffs and toiletries towards this worthy cause. Once again, as in previous years, SMART Supermarkets provided the food bags, to whom […]

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  • 04/12/2015

    First Friday Mass

    First Friday Mass was celebrated by the principal chaplain Rev. Mgr Lawrenece Gatt at Casa Lanfreducci. Rev. Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon and Canon Carmelo Busuttil concelebrated. Light refreshments followed. Captain Christophe Cluzel and some fellow officers from the French naval vessel ‘Forbin’, that was in Malta, attended the Mass. After Mass, Captain Cluzel very kindly […]

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  • 03/12/2015


      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 Exhibition hall soon filled in with young children who spent the best part of the afternoon running around, dancing, singing and enjoying […]

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  • 28/11/2015

    Advent Retreat

    The Advent retreat for members, prospective members, spouses and volunteers was held at St Joseph Convent, Tal-Virtu’ in Rabat on Saturday 28th November 2015. The preacher was the Rev. Fr Charles Tabone O.P. and the main theme of the retreat was “Come, Lord Jesus” (Apoc. 22-20). The first meditation was about Religion and Religiosity and […]

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  • 25/11/2015

    Radisson Blue Resort – Lourdes Tea Party

            The dedicated catering staff of the Radisson Blue Resort laid out a delicious and generous spread of eats in one of the lovely rooms of this charming hotel which lies on the water’s edge overlooking the beautiful St George’s Bay. This month the tea party was offered to all our young […]

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  • 21/11/2015

    Former Central Bank Governor becomes professed Knight of Malta

      The Maltese Association of the Sovereign Order of Malta is proud to announce that one of its members – Francis J. Vassallo – has become a Professed Knight of the Order. For the first time since 1798 a member of the Order of Malta has taken his vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience in […]

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  • 07/11/2015

    Lourdes Reunion

      Members of the Order, helpers and Our Lords the Sick met for evening Mass on Saturday 7th November at the Tal Mirakli Hall for the Lourdes Pilgrimage 2015 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 […]

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  • 28/10/2015

    Lourdes Patients Tea Party at XARA LODGE

              The day started out with bright sunshine but by lunchtime we had rain accompanied by thunder! However we proceeded to Xara Lodge and true to their word most of our Senior Citizen friends and some younger members turned up for their monthly tea party. We had a group of 32 […]

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  • 21/10/2015

    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 and was assisted by Mgr Lawrence Gatt and other Maltese Association chaplains and priests. Our nuns look forward to celebrating the feast of their patron saint, from year to year. All the preparations […]

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  • 13/10/2015

    Feast Of Blessed Gerard

      Holy Mass was celebrated by Mgr Lawrence Gatt, Principal Chaplain of the Maltese Association in the Monastery of the cloistered nuns of St Ursula, to commemorate the Feast of Blessed Gerard, the Founder of the Order of Malta. Reverend Fr Savio Vella SDB, Conventual Chaplain ad honorem concelebrated. Blessed Fra’ Gerard, Founder of the […]

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  • 02/10/2015


      The Maltese Association together with the Consulate for the Czech Republic once again celebrated the Feast of the Infant Jesus of Prague. The purpose of this annual event is both to create public awareness  and to carry out a public statement of the Maltese Association regarding its commitment to the defence of the rights […]

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  • 30/09/2015


        The Maltese Association’s monthly tea parties, are becoming increasingly popular from month to month. Patients joining the Order’s pilgrimage to Lourdes over the past years, are continuously making new acquaintances and the network of friendship between them keeps growing – these precious connections are positive vibes which help our malades keep happy and […]

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  • 08/09/2015


      All the delegates and participants of the Order of Malta met at the Auberge D’Italy and took part in a procession to St John’s Co-Cathedral where the Pontifical Mass was celebrated by His Grace the Archbishop, Mgr Scicluna. For this occasion, the battle sword of Grand Master De Valette and a silver cross were brought over […]

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  • 07/09/2015

    Mass in memory of the fallen of the Great Siege of 1565

      High Mass at St John’s Co-Cathedral was con-celebrated by Mgr. Philip Calleja assisted by other member of the Reverend Clergy. At the end of Mass, the members of the Order followed by the Reverend Clergy, processed to the the Great Siege Memorial Graveyard to the side of the church, where prayers of remembrance were […]

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  • 07/09/2015


      The Government of Malta organized an event for the delegates and particpants of SMOM at the sanctuary of Our Lady at Mellieha. At the end of Holy Mass, His Grace the Archbishop elevated the church from a parish church to an arch-parish church. Parish priest Fr. Joe Caruana concelebrated the mass. Afterwards, the guests […]

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