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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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  • 14/02/2018

    Ash Wednesday Holy Mass

    In honour of established tradition, various 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 Karm Busuttil and the Collegiate Chapter of St. Lawrence Collegiate Church in Birgu to join in the very special liturgy of Ash […]

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  • 11/02/2018

    International Day of the Sick

    On Sunday 11th February to commemorate the International Day of the Sick and as requested by the Grand Hospitaller, The Maltese Association of The Order of Malta, invited a number of Our Lord the Sick who have participated in the Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes over the years, to a Mass at the Sanctuary of Our […]

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  • 02/02/2018

    Candlemas and Awards Ceremony

      Candlemas is a Christian Holy Day commemorating the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus and the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.   The celebration started with the members of the Order processing from the sacristy of St John’s Co-Cathedral to the Oratory, and after a prayer, the candles […]

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  • 31/01/2018

    Dar tal-Providenza Tea Party

    On Wednesday the 31st January, 2018 the Maltese Association hosted around seventy Dar tal-Providenza residents to a tea party. Members and volunteers served delicious finger food and specially prepared food for those residents who follow a specific diet. The residents ate to their hearts content whilst music played in the background as entertainment. These special […]

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  • 08/01/2018

    Thanksgiving Supper at YOURS

    The Maltese Association honoured its annual Christmastide appointment with the young inmates incarcerated at the Young Offenders Unit Rehabilitation Services (YOURS) at Imtahleb. Various Members and Volunteers participating in the Association’s Prison Ministry, lead by the Hospitaller, hosted all 14 male inmates to a Thanksgiving Supper held at the Unit on Monday,8th January 2018. Immediately […]

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  • 06/01/2018

    Family Fun Day at Playmobil Fun Park

    The Maltese Association hosted the traditional Family Fun Day Event on Saturday 6th January 2018. For the very first time the event was this year held at the Playmobil Fun Park at Hal-Far, providing a magical setting for adults and children alike. A total number of 200 persons benefitted from this generous initiative of the […]

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  • 27/12/2017

    World Sight Day 2017 – Make Vision Count

    A formal presentation of prescription eyeglasses to a number of immigrants took place at the Marsa Open Centre on Wednesday 27th December 2017. This presentation was the culmination of a project which was coordinated by the Maltese Association on the initiative of Class Optical, with the collaboration of the Agency for the Welfare of Asylum […]

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  • 20/12/2017

    Presentation of Christmas Hampers

    The President of the Maltese Association, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, accompanied by the Hospitaller Dr. Kevin F. Dingli, formally presented the 120 Christmas Hampers which were put together by the Maltese Association to representatives of various Charitable Institutes and other beneficiaries in need of a helping hand in the beautiful Christmas atmosphere currently prevailing […]

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  • 07/12/2017

    Children’s Christmas Party

    The Maltese Association hosted the traditional Children’s Christmas Party at the Grand Hotel Excelsior on Thursday 7th December 2017. Around 200 children hailing from various parts of the Island were treated to an afternoon of festive fun, with entertainment provided by After Glow Events. On arrival they were greeted by Disney character mascots, followed by [...]

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  • 06/12/2017

    Charity Auction at the Malta International Airport

    Various Council Members, lead by the President Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, were in attendance at the Food Hall of Malta International Airport in the evening of Wednesday 6th December 2017, where the annual Charity Auction of lost items was held. The Maltese Association was selected by Malta International Airport Limited to be the beneficiary of […]

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  • 04/12/2017

    Packing of Christmas Hampers

    The packing of the traditional Christmas Hampers took place at Casa Lanfreducci on Monday 4th December 2017. Thanks to the generosity of a number of donors and other sponsors, a total number of 120 individual hampers containing a wide range of foodstuffs have been lovingly prepared by Members of the Association. These are to be […]

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  • 04/11/2017

    Annual Lourdes Pilgrimage Reunion in Lija

    The annual Lourdes Pilgrimage Reunion was held on Saturday, 4 th November, 2017 at 6.00 p.m. and was once again held at the Madonna tal-Mirakli Hall in Lija. A very good number of Our Lords the Sick and their families took up our invitation with some even crossing over from Gozo. They were assisted throughout […]

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  • 26/10/2017

    Visit of Group of Medical Doctors from Austria in October

    On the 26th October, our confrère H.E. Comm. Dr. George Gregory Buttigieg delivered an extremely informative hour-long PowerPoint presentation, titled “The Sacra Infermeria: 7 centuries of Hospitaller Medicine” to a number of Austrian medical doctors forming part of the group “Wissenschaft auf Reisen” (“Science on tour”) at the Westin Dragonara Hotel. This followed a request […]

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  • 25/10/2017

    Lourdes Patients’ Tea Party at Xara Lodge

    On Wednesday, 25 th October the Order organized the much-anticipated monthly Lourdes patients’ tea party, at the Xara Lodge in Rabat. The group enjoyed themselves immensely, chatting away and sampling the delicious food laid out for the occasion. The country views from the Xara Lodge always look so lovely and make the tea party even […]

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  • 21/10/2017

    Feast of St Ursula

    Holy Mass was celebrated on the Feast Day of St Ursula, on the Saturday, 21st October, 2017. Fr. Twanny Chircop was the main celebrant assisted by Dr Charlò Camilleri, Fr Victor Paul Farrugia from the Carmelite Church and Can. Rev. Vincent Borg, Archpriest of St. Paul Shipwreck, Valletta. The nuns of St Ursula look forward […]

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  • 13/10/2017

    Feast of Blessed Gerard and Investiture Ceremony

    The Feast of Blessed Gerard, Founder of the Order, was fittingly marked by the Association, led by its President Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, at a concelebrated Holy Mass in Latin held at the Church of St. Ursula in Valletta, where the skull of Blessed Gerard is kept and revered. The Principal Chaplain of the Association, […]

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