2016 News

  • 21/04/2016

    Lourdes Preparation Mass

      Just a few days before the Lourdes Pilgrimage takes place, patients, helpers and pilgrims gathered at St Ursula’s Monastery in Valletta for a special Mass in preparation for Lourdes. Holy Mass was celebrated by the Maltese Association Principal Chaplain Mgr Lawrence Gatt assisted by Conventual Chaplain Fr Savio Vella. In his homily Mgr Gatt […]

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  • 06/04/2016

    Tea Party at The Corinthia Marina

              This month’s tea party was held at the intimate and cosy Corinthia Marina Hotel, where an array of delicious and appetizing food and beverages were beautifully laid out in the Bay View Restaurant. Patients and volunteers was delighted to meet up again, while enjoying delicious eats very kindly provided by […]

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  • 23/03/2016

    Lourdes Patients Tea Party – Xara Lodge

        Our March tea party was held at the quaint and picturesque Xara Lodge, l/o Rabat. Our Lourdes friends, their families and our personnel met up once again to enjoy a pleasant afternoon together and to renew their friendship and exchange news, whilst the Xara Lodge dedicated staff looked after everyone and especially tried […]

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  • 13/03/2016

    Pontifical High Mass, Sunday 13 March, St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta

      At the end the XXIV European Hospitallers’ Conference in Malta, Pontifical High Mass was presided by the Archbishop of Malta, HG Mgr Charles J. Scicluna, with HE Mgr Jean Lafitte, Prelate of the Order in the presence of HMEH Frà Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta. The participants of […]

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  • 12/03/2016

    Order of Malta leaders in healthcare, social and humanitarian issues meet in Fort St Angelo, Birgu, to review world health concerns and plan future care

      As the world faces the greatest humanitarian crisis since the mid 20th century, senior officials in the Order of Malta met over two intense days of work to review their charitable works over the last 12 months, including support for migrants, asylum seeker and IDPs. The Order operates in a related series of support, […]

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  • 08/03/2016

    The Maltese Association Lenten Retreat, 4 –6 March, 2016

    The Maltese Association had its three-day Lenten spiritual retreat for members, spouses and volunteers, from the 4 to the 6 March at Manresa Retreat House in Victoria, Gozo. The retreat was in English and expertly guided by Fr Robert Soler SJ. The general theme was: God’s Mercy made visible in Jesus Christ. “In order to […]

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  • 23/02/2016

    Zabbar Parish Church 400th Anniversary Celebration

      The event started with a procession by the members of the Order from the Chapel of the Annunciation to the Parish Church of Our Lady of Graces. Apart from the Order’s banner, the ornate banner which had been donated to the Zabbar Parish by Grand Master Chigi in 1951, on the occasion of the […]

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  • 05/02/2016

    Demise of confrére Roger de Giorgio

      Architect Roger de Giorgio, born in Milan on the 29th December 1922 and passed away on 5th February 2016. Roger de Giorgio joined the Order in 1957 as a Donat of Devotion, and climbed the ranks all the way to Knight Grand Cross of Magistral Grace in Obedience with Sash: the Magistral Grace equivalent […]

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  • 05/02/2016

    Dar tal-Providenza Tea Parties

    27th January & 4th February 2016           The Maltese Association hosted around seventy five Dar tal-Providenza residents, being half the number of residents there, to a Tea Party on Wednesday 27th January and subsequently at a second tea party for the other half of residents on Thursday 4th February. Both events […]

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  • 02/02/2016

    Series of lectures on 2 February 2016

      A series of lectures kicked off on Tuesday 2 February 2016 at Casa Lanfredduci. Some 30 guests, from a cruise liner berthed in Valletta, arrived for a lecture about the Order of St John in modern times. The lecturer, confrere Dane Munro, gave an overview of the global and local activities of the Order, […]

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  • 29/01/2016

    Ceremony of Awards at The Oratory

      A ceremony of awards was held at The Oratory, St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on the 29 January 2016. The ceremony was presided by HE Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, President of the Maltese Association, assisted by the Chancellor Comm. Dr Michael Grech and the Master of Ceremonies Mr. Chris Cassar Torregiani. The Principal […]

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  • 20/01/2016

    Xara Lodge Tea Party

            It was a cold afternoon, but this didn’t discourage our invited guests, who all turned up, wrapped up in warm clothing and very eager to meet up with each other once again for their monthly appointment at our little cozy tea party. We had a group of thirty five friends, which […]

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  • 09/01/2016

    Family Fun Day Event – Malta International Airport

              The day started off with Holy Mass celebrated by The Rev. Mgr Paul Vella who was assisted by the Rev Canon Carmel Busuttil and popular hymns were sung to guitar accompaniment. This was followed by the serving of light refreshments. Helpers and Prison Inmates who are regularly visited by our […]

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  • 07/01/2016

    First Aid Awareness course

      A basic but most useful First Aid Awareness course was held at Casa Lanfreducci on Thursday 7 January 2016, very competently conducted by Mrs Gemma Sirol. This was organised for all those members and volunteers who shall be manning the Order of Malta’s First Aid posts at the Rome Basilicas in connection with the […]

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  • 05/01/2016

    Prison Ministry – Thanksgiving Supper for Inmates

      The Prison Ministry organised the annual Thanksgiving Supper for all inmates at the Young Offenders Unit Rehabilitation Services (YOURS) at Mtahleb. A number of foreign inmates from the Corradino Correctional Facility (CCF) who participate in the Prison Ministry Project were also in attendance. Inmates were treated to a lavish dinner consisting of a cold […]

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