• 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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  • 21/11/2015

    Former Central Bank Governor becomes professed Knight of Malta

      The Maltese Association of the Sovereign Order of Malta is proud to announce that one of its members – Francis J. Vassallo – has become a Professed Knight of the Order. For the first time since 1798 a member of the Order of Malta has taken his vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience in […]

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  • 07/11/2015

    Lourdes Reunion

      Members of the Order, helpers and Our Lords the Sick met for evening Mass on Saturday 7th November at the Tal Mirakli Hall for the Lourdes Pilgrimage 2015 Reunion. The Tal Mirakli hall provided a warm convivial atmosphere for the good number that assembled for Mass at 5.30 p.m. which was celebrated by Maltese […]

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  • 28/10/2015

    Lourdes Patients Tea Party at XARA LODGE

              The day started out with bright sunshine but by lunchtime we had rain accompanied by thunder! However we proceeded to Xara Lodge and true to their word most of our Senior Citizen friends and some younger members turned up for their monthly tea party. We had a group of 32 […]

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  • 21/10/2015

    Feast of St Ursula

      Holy Mass was celebrated on the Feast Day of St Ursula. The Nuns’ chaplain, Fr Anthony Chircop, was the main celebrant and was assisted by Mgr Lawrence Gatt and other Maltese Association chaplains and priests. Our nuns look forward to celebrating the feast of their patron saint, from year to year. All the preparations […]

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  • 13/10/2015

    Feast Of Blessed Gerard

      Holy Mass was celebrated by Mgr Lawrence Gatt, Principal Chaplain of the Maltese Association in the Monastery of the cloistered nuns of St Ursula, to commemorate the Feast of Blessed Gerard, the Founder of the Order of Malta. Reverend Fr Savio Vella SDB, Conventual Chaplain ad honorem concelebrated. Blessed Fra’ Gerard, Founder of the […]

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