2017 News

  • 12/07/2017

    Summer Barbeque for Underprevileged Families and Persons with Special Needs

    Over 230 persons were invited to this lovely evening barbeque where a plentiful spread of delicious food was served on this pleasant summer evening. Our special guests had a great time and it was so rewarding to see all these lovely people smiling, laughing and eating away to their hearts’ delight. Surplus leftovers were sent […]

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  • 06/07/2017

    Shelter For Homeless Youth Project

    The Maltese Association, in partnership with the National Federation of Past Pupils and Friends of Don Bosco, has recently embarked on a new Shelter for Homeless Youth Project. This involves the conversion of an old terraced house at No. 100, Sammat Road, Paola, very kindly made available by the Salesians of Don Bosco, into a […]

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  • 05/07/2017

    Maltese Association Fundraising Supper

    The Maltese Association organized another summer fundraising supper, this time it took place in the beautiful gardens of Mr and Mrs Alfred Pace, who very generously opened their doors wide open to support the Association. This dinner was also a great opportunity to foster camaraderie among members of the Order and their friends, while raising […]

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  • 28/06/2017

    Lourdes Patients’ Tea Party at the Sant Manduca Residence in Mdina

    The tea party for the month of June was held in Mdina. Mrs Louisette Sant Manduca, unfailingly welcomes and warmly entertains our special guests on the beautiful terraces of her charming old town house. She very kindly prepares a lovely high tea and our patients look so much forward to this relaxing summer afternoon whenever […]

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  • 25/06/2017

    Translation of the Relic of St John the Baptist – Xewkija Gozo

    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 of the annual feast of our Patron Saint, St John the Baptist. Following the Translation Procession around the streets of Xewkija.

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  • 24/06/2017

    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, presided by the President of the Maltese Association, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata. Maltese Association Principal Chaplain, The Very Rev. Mgr Lawrence Gatt was assisted by Fr Savio Vella. The ceremony was conducted by […]

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  • 24/06/2017

    Order of Malta Embassy Reception

    The Ambassador of the Order of Malta to Malta, H.E. Principe Augusto Ruffo di Calabria and Principessa Tana Ruffo di Calabria very kindly invited Maltese Association members along with other friends and guests to a reception to celebrate the Feast of St John the Baptist, the Patron Saint of the Order of Malta. It was […]

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  • 24/06/2017

    Celebration of the Feast of St John the Baptist

    The Feast of St John the Baptist is one of the high lights 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 Archbishop Mgr Charles Scicluna and members of the Cathedral Chapter. SMOM Ambassador, H.E. Principe Augusto Ruffo di […]

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  • 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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