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  • 06/12/2016

    ‘In Obedience’ Retreat, 2-6 December 2016

    Four members of the Maltese Association, Mr Stephen Ellul Sullivan, Dr Kevin Dingli, Mr Dennis Kirkop and Comm. Martin Micallef have finished their year of preparation for the promise of ‘In Obedience’. The five-day retreat, expertly organised by the Principal Chaplain Mgr Lawrence Gatt, was held between the 2nd and the 6th December 2016 at […]

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  • 01/12/2016

    Children’s Christmas Party at The Grand Hotel Excelsior

    Three hundred children from various child care programme centres, organisations and orphanages attended the Maltese Association annual Christmas Party that took place once again at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana.   The Ballroom soon filled in with young children who spent the best part of the afternoon running around, dancing, singing and enjoying the […]

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  • 26/11/2016

    Advent Retreat

    The Advent retreat for members, prospective members, spouses and volunteers was held at St Joseph Convent, Tal-Virtu’ in Rabat on Saturday 26th November 2016. The preacher was the Rev. Dr Mark Sultana B.A., S.Th.L., Ph.D.(Greg.) and the main theme of the retreat was ‘If you only knew the Gift of God’ (John 4, 10). Fr […]

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  • 25/11/2016

    Communicators’ Forum, Rome 25-26 November 2016

    The Maltese Association participated in the Order’s International Communications Forum held in Rome at Palazzo Malta on the Aventine, on the 25-26 November 2016. Fifty-eight participants from twenty-four countries together with representatives from the Grand Magistry Communications Board, The Global Fund for Forgotten People, Malteser Hilfsdienst e.v. Malteser International and Malteser International America, packed the […]

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  • 22/11/2016

    Support and Development Sessions for the Prison Ministry Group

    The first in a series of three Support and Development Sessions for the Prison Ministry Group to be delivered by Psychologist Jenny Zammit was held at Casa Lanfreducci on Tuesday 22 November 2016 at 6.30 p.m. The event was very well attended by Members and Volunteers participating in the Association’s Prison Ministry. Ms. Zammit was […]

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  • 14/11/2016

    Van Presentation to Id-Dar tal-Providenza

    The Maltese Association of the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Global Fund for Forgotten People – Order of Malta, have sponsored two fully accessible vans out of seven that Id-Dar tal-Providenza has invested in this year to ensure more accessibility for its residents. These vehicles are sixteen seater Tail Lift Coaches that can also […]

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  • 05/11/2016

    A One Day Seminar On Immigration

    A one day seminar on immigration organised by the Association’s Migration Committee and focussing on “Inclusion to Facilitate Integration” was held at Casa Lanfreducci on Saturday 5 November 2016. The event, which was open to all Members and Volunteers, and included a light sandwich lunch at nearby St. James Cavalier, was very well attended. Following […]

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  • 04/11/2016

    Infant Jesus of Prague Mass

    The Maltese Association together with the Consulate for the Czech Republic celebrated the Feast of the Infant Jesus of Prague. The liturgical celebrations were specially dedicated to the rights of the Unborn Child. This celebration is a public statement of the Maltese Association’s commitment to defending the helpless and the defenseless, with a particular focus […]

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  • 29/10/2016

    Annual Lourdes Pilgrimage Reunion in Lija

    The annual Lourdes Pilgrimage Reunion was held on Saturday 29 October 2016 at 6.00 p.m. at the Madonna tal-Mirakli Hall in Lija, as has been customary for the past years. Despite the inclement weather which heralded very strong winds, rain and a touch of fresh weather, a very good number of Our Lords the Sick […]

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  • 26/10/2016

    Xara Lodge l/o Rabat – Tea Party  for Lourdes Patients

            The monthly tea parties are an expression of love towards our dear friends; where special acquaintances have turned into precious relationships. The people we meet at the crossroads of life during the pilgrimage to Lourdes, people who are vulnerable; special individuals who pass through so much pain and hardships. Over the […]

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  • 21/10/2016

    Feast of St Ursula

    Holy Mass was celebrated on the Feast Day of St Ursula. HG the Archbishop, Mgr Charles Scicluna was the main celebrant. Mgr Paul Vella, Mgr Lawrence Mifsud, Fr David Cauci, Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon, Fr Noel Muscat ofm Archpriest of St. Paul Shipwreck Valletta, Can. Borg, and Fr Willliam Bartolo ofm concelebrated. Our nuns look […]

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  • 13/10/2016

    Feast of Blessed Gerard and Investiture Ceremony

    The Feast of Blessed Gerard, Founder of the Order, was fittingly marked by the Association, lead by its President Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, at a concelebrated Holy Mass in Latin held at the Church of St. Ursula in Valletta, which was all dressed up in beautiful damask for the occasion, where the skull of Blessed […]

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  • 29/09/2016

    Tea Party at Verdala Castle

    The Maltese Association kept its annual appointment with the Elderly at the tea party hosted in the gardens of Verdala Castle in the afternoon of Thursday 29 September 2016, with the most kind permission of H.E. the President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca. There were an estimated 300 special guests in attendance, hailing mainly from the […]

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  • 28/09/2016

    Lourdes Patients Tea party at the Sant Manduca residence in Mdina

    The tea party for the month of September was held at the Sant Manduca residence in Mdina However, due to the sudden and heavy rains, the activity had to be abandoned by most of those intending to attend. The inclement weather disrupted the flow of traffic, leaving many of us stranded in the roads, with […]

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  • 21/09/2016

    Independence Day Solemn Pontifical Mass of Thanksgiving

    After a lapse of some years, the Maltese Association accepted an official invitation extended to it by the National Festivities Board and participated once again at the Independence Day Solemn Pontificial Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated at St. John’s Co-Cathedral at 10.00 a.m. in the morning of 21 September 2016. The Association is very grateful to […]

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  • 08/09/2016

    8 September 2016

    Members of the Association, after assembling and robing in the sacristy of St John’s Co-Cathedral, prepared for the celebration of the annual High Mass in view of the triumph in the Great Siege of Malta 1565. The Association started the proceedings by leading the procession followed by the Reverend Clergy to the High Altar where […]

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  • 07/09/2016

    7 September 2016

    On 7 September 2016 the members of the Maltese Association assembled in the sacristy of St John’s Co-Cathedral, together with the members of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, who were cordially invited. This annual High Mass was co-celebrated by Mgr Mifsud and assisted by other member of the Reverend Clergy. After Mass, the members […]

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  • 05/09/2016

    Government Council Visitation to SAMOC

    A Visitation was recently made to the Maltese Association by the Government Council of the Order, represented by Fra’ Jean-Luis Mainguy and Fra’ Paul Caffrey. This was the first ever Visitation which the Association has experienced, and spanned fromThursday 1 to Monday 5 September. Council Members were fully engaged during this time, but all felt […]

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  • 13/08/2016

    International Youth Summer Camp, Krakow 2016

    Maltese youths are once again participating in the Order of Malta’s International Youth Summer Camp which is being held in Krakow, Poland, between the 13-20 August 2016. The Maltese contingent, under the auspices of the Maltese Association and VOTO, consists of 19 participants; 10 helpers, 8 guests and 1 Chaplain. This year, the team is […]

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