• 23/02/2016

    Zabbar Parish Church 400th Anniversary Celebration

      The event started with a procession by the members of the Order from the Chapel of the Annunciation to the Parish Church of Our Lady of Graces. Apart from the Order’s banner, the ornate banner which had been donated to the Zabbar Parish by Grand Master Chigi in 1951, on the occasion of the […]

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  • 05/02/2016

    Demise of confrére Roger de Giorgio

      Architect Roger de Giorgio, born in Milan on the 29th December 1922 and passed away on 5th February 2016. Roger de Giorgio joined the Order in 1957 as a Donat of Devotion, and climbed the ranks all the way to Knight Grand Cross of Magistral Grace in Obedience with Sash: the Magistral Grace equivalent […]

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  • 05/02/2016

    Dar tal-Providenza Tea Parties

    27th January & 4th February 2016           The Maltese Association hosted around seventy five Dar tal-Providenza residents, being half the number of residents there, to a Tea Party on Wednesday 27th January and subsequently at a second tea party for the other half of residents on Thursday 4th February. Both events […]

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  • 02/02/2016

    Series of lectures on 2 February 2016

      A series of lectures kicked off on Tuesday 2 February 2016 at Casa Lanfredduci. Some 30 guests, from a cruise liner berthed in Valletta, arrived for a lecture about the Order of St John in modern times. The lecturer, confrere Dane Munro, gave an overview of the global and local activities of the Order, […]

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  • 29/01/2016

    Ceremony of Awards at The Oratory

      A ceremony of awards was held at The Oratory, St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on the 29 January 2016. The ceremony was presided by HE Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, President of the Maltese Association, assisted by the Chancellor Comm. Dr Michael Grech and the Master of Ceremonies Mr. Chris Cassar Torregiani. The Principal […]

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  • 20/01/2016

    Xara Lodge Tea Party

            It was a cold afternoon, but this didn’t discourage our invited guests, who all turned up, wrapped up in warm clothing and very eager to meet up with each other once again for their monthly appointment at our little cozy tea party. We had a group of thirty five friends, which […]

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  • 09/01/2016

    Family Fun Day Event – Malta International Airport

              The day started off with Holy Mass celebrated by The Rev. Mgr Paul Vella who was assisted by the Rev Canon Carmel Busuttil and popular hymns were sung to guitar accompaniment. This was followed by the serving of light refreshments. Helpers and Prison Inmates who are regularly visited by our […]

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  • 07/01/2016

    First Aid Awareness course

      A basic but most useful First Aid Awareness course was held at Casa Lanfreducci on Thursday 7 January 2016, very competently conducted by Mrs Gemma Sirol. This was organised for all those members and volunteers who shall be manning the Order of Malta’s First Aid posts at the Rome Basilicas in connection with the […]

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  • 05/01/2016

    Prison Ministry – Thanksgiving Supper for Inmates

      The Prison Ministry organised the annual Thanksgiving Supper for all inmates at the Young Offenders Unit Rehabilitation Services (YOURS) at Mtahleb. A number of foreign inmates from the Corradino Correctional Facility (CCF) who participate in the Prison Ministry Project were also in attendance. Inmates were treated to a lavish dinner consisting of a cold […]

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  • 01/01/2016


    29th April – 3rd May 2016 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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  • 31/12/2015

    Donation of Yoghurt

    A very generous benefactor of the Maltese Assocation donated 1,500 tubs of yoghurt. These were distributed to various religious institutions and economically challeged families on the afternoon of New Year’s eve. Much appreciation goes to our benevolent sponsors who in one way or another, unfailingly support the Maltese Association throughout the years and help us […]

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  • 29/12/2015


            A group of ‘Our Lords the Sick’ have been treated with a pleasant and relaxing afternoon at the luxurious Hotel Corinthia San Gorg in St Julians. Teas, coffees and other beverages together with a delicious spread of a variety of sandwiches, cheese cakes and sweets were flowing all through the afternoon, […]

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  • 24/12/2015

    Christmas Eve Mass

      Members and Volunteers of the Order and their families and friends gathered in Our Lady of Victory Church to celebrate Christmas Eve Mass. The Rev. Mgr Paul Vella celebrated Mass, and the Rev. Dun Karm Busuttil concelebrated. Kevin Dingli and Paul and Andrew Sultana lead the congregation in the singing of carols by providing […]

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  • 11/12/2015

    Refugee crisis: the Order of Malta prepares for long term assistance programmes

      Ambassadors, presidents of Associations, Hospitallers of the Sovereign Order of Malta gathered in Rome on 11 December in the Magistral Villa on the Aventine to discuss the latest developments in the field of assistance to migrants and refugees. With its associations, embassies, relief, ambulance and volunteer corps, the Order of Malta’s involvement in activities […]

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  • 10/12/2015


      A few members, this afternoon were happy to give some of their time to help prepare over a hundred hampers for socially and economically challenged families and religious institutions. Others contributed financial support, foodstuffs and toiletries towards this worthy cause. Once again, as in previous years, SMART Supermarkets provided the food bags, to whom […]

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  • 04/12/2015

    First Friday Mass

    First Friday Mass was celebrated by the principal chaplain Rev. Mgr Lawrenece Gatt at Casa Lanfreducci. Rev. Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon and Canon Carmelo Busuttil concelebrated. Light refreshments followed. Captain Christophe Cluzel and some fellow officers from the French naval vessel ‘Forbin’, that was in Malta, attended the Mass. After Mass, Captain Cluzel very kindly […]

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  • 03/12/2015


      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 Exhibition hall soon filled in with young children who spent the best part of the afternoon running around, dancing, singing and enjoying […]

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  • 28/11/2015

    Advent Retreat

    The Advent retreat for members, prospective members, spouses and volunteers was held at St Joseph Convent, Tal-Virtu’ in Rabat on Saturday 28th November 2015. The preacher was the Rev. Fr Charles Tabone O.P. and the main theme of the retreat was “Come, Lord Jesus” (Apoc. 22-20). The first meditation was about Religion and Religiosity and […]

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  • 25/11/2015

    Radisson Blue Resort – Lourdes Tea Party

            The dedicated 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 St George’s Bay. This month the tea party was offered to all our young […]

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