2016 News

  • 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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  • 25/11/2016

    Communicators’ Forum, Rome 25-26 November 2016

    The Maltese Association participated in the Order’s International Communications Forum held in Rome at Palazzo Malta on the Aventine, on the 25-26 November 2016. Fifty-eight participants from twenty-four countries together with representatives from the Grand Magistry Communications Board, The Global Fund for Forgotten People, Malteser Hilfsdienst e.v. Malteser International and Malteser International America, packed the […]

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  • 22/11/2016

    Support and Development Sessions for the Prison Ministry Group

    The first in a series of three Support and Development Sessions for the Prison Ministry Group to be delivered by Psychologist Jenny Zammit was held at Casa Lanfreducci on Tuesday 22 November 2016 at 6.30 p.m. The event was very well attended by Members and Volunteers participating in the Association’s Prison Ministry. Ms. Zammit was […]

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  • 14/11/2016

    Van Presentation to Id-Dar tal-Providenza

    The Maltese Association of the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Global Fund for Forgotten People – Order of Malta, have sponsored two fully accessible vans out of seven that Id-Dar tal-Providenza has invested in this year to ensure more accessibility for its residents. These vehicles are sixteen seater Tail Lift Coaches that can also […]

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  • 05/11/2016

    A One Day Seminar On Immigration

    A one day seminar on immigration organised by the Association’s Migration Committee and focussing on “Inclusion to Facilitate Integration” was held at Casa Lanfreducci on Saturday 5 November 2016. The event, which was open to all Members and Volunteers, and included a light sandwich lunch at nearby St. James Cavalier, was very well attended. Following […]

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  • 04/11/2016

    Infant Jesus of Prague Mass

    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 defenseless, with a particular focus […]

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  • 29/10/2016

    Annual Lourdes Pilgrimage Reunion in Lija

    The annual Lourdes Pilgrimage Reunion was held on Saturday 29 October 2016 at 6.00 p.m. at the Madonna tal-Mirakli Hall in Lija, as has been customary for the past years. Despite the inclement weather which heralded very strong winds, rain and a touch of fresh weather, a very good number of Our Lords the Sick […]

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  • 26/10/2016

    Xara Lodge l/o Rabat – Tea Party  for Lourdes Patients

            The monthly tea parties are an expression of love towards our dear friends; where special acquaintances have turned into precious relationships. The people we meet at the crossroads of life during the pilgrimage to Lourdes, people who are vulnerable; special individuals who pass through so much pain and hardships. Over the […]

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  • 21/10/2016

    Feast of St Ursula

    Holy Mass was celebrated on the Feast Day of St Ursula. HG the Archbishop, Mgr Charles Scicluna was the main celebrant. Mgr Paul Vella, Mgr Lawrence Mifsud, Fr David Cauci, Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon, Fr Noel Muscat ofm Archpriest of St. Paul Shipwreck Valletta, Can. Borg, and Fr Willliam Bartolo ofm concelebrated. Our nuns look […]

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  • 13/10/2016

    Feast of Blessed Gerard and Investiture Ceremony

    The Feast of Blessed Gerard, Founder of the Order, was fittingly marked by the Association, lead by its President Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, at a concelebrated Holy Mass in Latin held at the Church of St. Ursula in Valletta, which was all dressed up in beautiful damask for the occasion, where the skull of Blessed […]

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