2018 News

  • 16/10/2018

    Visits to Sir Paul Boffa Hospital

    The Maltese Association has launched a new Project involving fortnightly visits to elderly residents at Sir Paul Boffa Hospital in Floriana. Some residents receive very few visitors, and some receive none at all, so we intend to provide some company to this group in particular. This Project also witnesses the re-establishment of the historic ties […]

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  • 13/10/2018

    Feast of Blessed Gerard

      Holy Mass was celebrated to commemorate the feast of Blessed Gerard – the founder of our Order – by Fr Savio Vella SDB, Conventual Chaplain, at the monastery of the cloistered sisters of St Ursula in Valletta, where the skull of Bl. Gerard is preserved.         Members, volunteers and guests together […]

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  • 18/09/2018

    Verdala Palace Tea Party – 18 September 2018

    The Maltese Association very recently held the traditional annual tea party for the Elderly in the airy and spacious grounds of Verdala Palace on 18th September 2018. This unique venue was, as always, made available with the kind permission of H.E. the President of Malta Dr. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, who also attended the event […]

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  • 08/09/2018

    8 September Pontifical High Mass of Thanksgiving

      Pontifical High Mass of Thanksgiving to commemorate the Victory of the Great Siege of 1565 was celebrated at St John’s Co-Cathedral Valletta.   The members met at 8.30 a.m. in the vestry for robing and at 9.15 a.m. processed to the High Altar, followed by the reverend clergy, where the Archbishop, H. G. Mgr […]

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  • 07/09/2018

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

      Solemn High Mass De Requiem in memory of the fallen of the Great Siege in 1565, was celebrated at  St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta at 8.30 a.m. by Mgr Lawrence Gatt, Principal Chaplain Grand Cross ad honorem, assisted by other member of the Reverend Clergy.     At the end of Mass, prayers of […]

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  • 05/09/2018

    Lija Summer BBQ

    Around 170 persons were treated to a wonderful evening barbeque in the spacious forecourt of the Lija Parish Hall on Wednesday 5th September 2018, where a plentiful spread of delicious food awaited them, lovingly prepared and served by Members and Volunteers on this pleasant if slightly humid summer evening. An accompanying glass of wine to […]

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  • 23/08/2018

    YOURS Summer BBQ

    Members and Volunteers participating in the Maltese Association’s Prison Ministry treated all young male inmates detained at the Young Offenders Unit Rehabilitation Services (YOURS) at Mtahleb to a lavish summer barbeque on Thursday 23 August 2018. This now well-established event in the Prison Ministry’s annual calendar, alongside the thanksgiving supper held over the Christmas period […]

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  • 11/08/2018

    International Holiday Camp 2018

    Over 500 young people with disabilities and volunteers come together today in the UK for a once in a lifetime week of fun, friendship and adventure. Guests have the opportunity to kayak, horse-ride, fly in light aircraft, SCUBA dive, and try indoor skydiving. The volunteers aim to provide their guests with a holiday they will […]

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  • 24/06/2018

    Investiture Ceremony

    An Investiture and Decoration Ceremony took place in the Oratory of St John’s Co-Cathedral, presided over by the President of the Maltese Association, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, immediately after the Pontifical Mass. The ceremony was conducted by Comm. Michael Grech, Chancellor of the Maltese Association, who was assisted by Christopher Cassar Torregiani, the Association’s […]

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  • 24/06/2018

    Celebration of the Feast of St John The Baptist

    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 on the Solemnity proper at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.   Members of the Order lead by Association President Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata attended the […]

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  • 13/06/2018

    Annual Orchestral Charity Concert

    The Annual Orchestral Charity Concert celebrating the Feast Day of St John the Baptist, Patron Saint of the Order of Malta was held on the 13 June 2018. The Maltese Association’s Charity Concert Committee headed by the indomitable Dr Pascal Demajo and the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation, presented the Eight Annual Orchestral Concert with the […]

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  • 26/05/2018

    Annual National Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu

    The Maltese Association of the Order of Malta very successfully organised the 29th edition of its annual national pilgrimage to the very special Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu in Gozo, accompanying a number of Our Lords the Sick and the Elderly, on Saturday, 26th May 2018. The President of the Maltese Association, […]

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  • 20/05/2018

    Annual Votive Lamp Pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Grotto

    The annual Votive Lamp Pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat, headed by the Association’s President Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, was held on Sunday 20th May, which this year also happened to be the Feast of Pentecost. Proceedings commenced in the Sanctuary of St. Publius, during which Archpriest Louis Suban officiated. St. Publius Sanctuary […]

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  • 03/05/2018

    Maltese Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018

      Order of Malta’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes 3rd – 8th May 2018 Like every year at the beginning of May, Lourdes has received the Order of Malta’s international pilgrimage. Among the over 7,500 participants – coming from 45 countries worldwide – were 1,500 sick and disabled pilgrims looked after by some 250 priests and 380 doctors […]

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  • 03/05/2018

    Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre takes oath

    Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, elected Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta yesterday, has sworn oath today in the Church of Santa Maria in Aventino, before the Council Complete of State (the elective body of the Order of Malta) and Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the Pope’s Special Delegate. The Grand Master […]

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  • 01/05/2018

    Donations to Blantyre in Malawi

    Just over 18,000,000 people live in Malawi with a 45 million population boom expected by 2050. Children form the largest part of the demographic profile with approximately 66% of the entire population being 24 years of age. Although there have been big improvements in child health over the years, there remains an infant mortality rate […]

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  • 20/04/2018

    GO supports Lourdes Pilgrimage

    Marsa, 20 April 2018. GO is donating towards the annual international pilgrimage to Lourdes which is organised by the Order of Malta. The Maltese national association of the Order, which participates in the pilgrimage each year, gives dozens of individuals suffering from various illnesses the spiritually enriching opportunity to visit this holy site. The donation […]

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  • 05/04/2018

    Children’s Easter Film Outing

    The Children’s Film event was this year held during the Easter period, on Thursday 5th April 2018, at a private viewing which was put up for us at the Empire Cinema, Bugibba. Postponing the event in this way allowed the Maltese Association to better spread out its charitable events, and enabled the children better opportunity […]

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  • 25/03/2018

    XXVI International Hospitallers’ Conference – Budapest

    The XXVI International Hospitallers’ Conference was held in Budapest between 22- 25 March 2018. The Hospitaller Dr. Kevin F. Dingli, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Corinne Dingli who joined the spouses’ programme, attended the event, which was presided over by the Grand Hospitaller H.E. Dominique Prince de La Rochefoucauld-Motbel and attended by 91 persons. At […]

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