2017 News

  • 15/06/2017

    Seventh Orchestral Charity Concert at St John’s Co-Cathedral

      FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION IN THE NEPTUNE COURTYARD OF THE GRANDMASTER’S PALACE IN VALLETTA The Orchestral Charity Concert has become an annual event in the Calendar of Activities of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta. This yearly event is held to mark the Feast Day of St John the Baptist, Patron Saint […]

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  • 31/05/2017

    Radisson Blue Golden Sands Resort – Tea Party for Lourdes Patients

    The 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 Golden Sands Beach. This month the tea party was offered to all our young sick patients and their parents […]

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  • 24/05/2017

    Tea Party For Lourdes Personnel at St Ursula Monastery

    The cloistered nuns of our Order once again very kindly organized a lovely afternoon tea party for Lourdes Pilgrimage Personnel at the Monastery of St Ursula. Helpers were warmly welcomed into the parlor hall of the Convent. The smiling and happy nuns went so much out of their way to prepare delightful eats. At the […]

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  • 04/05/2017

    Maltese Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017

      Maltese Association Pilgrimage Director The President, HE Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata   The 2017 pilgrimage to Lourdes, organised by the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta was, once again, a huge success. I am incredibly grateful to all the members of the organising committee, who worked so very hard for so many […]

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  • 27/04/2017

    Lourdes Preparatory Mass

    With just one week to go and preparation in full swing, Our Lords the Sick, helpers and pilgrims gathered at St Ursula’s convent in Valletta for a final briefing and celebration of Holy Mass. Before Mass, in the absence of President Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, who is currently in Rome attending the Council Complete of […]

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  • 23/04/2017

    Familiarisation Lunch – Radisson Blu Hotel St Julians

    Close to two hundred malades, friends and relatives of the Sick and volunteers attended the pre-Lourdes familiarization fund-raising lunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel St Julians. The atmosphere was convivial and jovial! For some weeks, preparations have been on-going at Casa Lanfreducci, with the Pilgrimage now just two weeks away. It was time to gather […]

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  • 05/04/2017

    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 us helpers, we receive so much in return! This month’s tea party brought together both old and […]

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  • 29/03/2017

    SAMOC Visit of Princess Ruffo di Calabria

    On Wednesday 29 March 2017 the President, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata escorted H.S.H Princess Tana Ruffo di Calabria, on a visit to the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre (SAMOC), where our Association provides a daily volunteer service. The Princess is the wife of the new Ambassador of the Sovereign Order to Malta, and was […]

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  • 22/03/2017

    Lourdes Patients’ Tea Party at Xara Lodge

              It was a pleasant Wednesday afternoon, where both elderly and young Lourdes patients turned up for the March Lourdes tea party! We had a group of 45 which was great. It was so rewarding to see them all there, happily chatting and eating away to their heart’s delight! Xara Lodge […]

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  • 17/03/2017

    Lenten Weekend Spiritual Retreat

    17th – 19th March 2017 The annual Lenten Retreat of the Order of Malta was held from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March at Manresa House in Victoria, Gozo. The Lenten talks were led by the Rev. Mgr Paul Cardona. The general theme of the retreat was “The Theological Virtue of Charity”. Members and volunteers […]

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  • 17/03/2017

    XXV Hospitallers’ Conference

    The XXV Hospitallers’ Conference was held at the headquarters of the French Association in Paris on 17th – 18th March 2017. The Conference was presided over by the Grand Hospitaller, Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel who delivered the opening and closing addresses and moderated throughout. The Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager was also in attendance and addressed […]

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  • 03/03/2017

    Investiture & Decoration Ceremony

    An investiture and decoration ceremony took place on Friday 3rd March 2017 in the Oratory at St John’s Co-Cathedral. The ceremony was presided over by the Association’s President, H.E. Daniel de Petri Testaferrata assisted by the Chancellor, Comm. Dr Michael Grech. The Principal Chaplain, Mgr Lawrence Gatt, celebrated Holy Mass and Mgr Paul Vella and […]

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  • 01/03/2017

    Ash Wednesday Liturgical Celebrations

    Very much in keeping with established custom, Members of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta lead by Vice President Major Ray Miller responded to the invitation extended to them by Archpriest Canon Joe Mizzi and the Collegiate Chapter of St. Lawrence Collegiate Church in Birgu to join in the very special liturgy of […]

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  • 01/03/2017

    MALTESE ASSOCIATION PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

    4th  – 9th  May 2017   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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  • 03/02/2017

    First Friday Mass

    The First Friday Mass of February was celebrated at the wonderful baroque chapel at the Curia. After mass all participants congregated in the hall of the Curia for some socializing. Our President gave all present an update on the situation of the Order and expressed the hope that all will be resolved soon. On a […]

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  • 01/02/2017

    Dar tal-Providenza Tea Parties

            The Maltese Association hosted around seventy five Dar tal-Providenza residents, being half the number of residents, to a tea party held on Wednesday 25th January. The following week, on Wednesday 1st February, a second tea party was organized for the second group. Both events were held in the theatre hall of […]

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  • 18/01/2017

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

              Our acknowledgements and sincerest appreciation this month goes to our confrère, Justin Zammit Tabona and his competent staff at The Xara Lodge, who very kindly treated our patients to a pleasant tea party on this crisp afternoon. The Xara Lodge is tucked in the open Rabat countryside just below Mdina, […]

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