• 24/05/2015


      Once again members of Maltese Association joined in the Votive Lamp procession in Rabat. This tradition had started in 1960 when Grand Master Fra Angelo de Moyana, accompanied by the Maltese Association, presented to St Paul’s Grotto a silver votive lamp in the form of a galley of the Order. As in previous years, […]

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  • 19/05/2015

    Radisson Blu Resort Tea Party for Our Lords the Sick

        A lavish spread of food with beverages was prepared by the devoted catering staff of the Radisson Blue Resort and was beautifully laid out in one of the lovely tea rooms leading onto a beautiful terrace of this charming and attractive hotel which overlooks the breathtaking and popular Golden Bay. We have come […]

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  • 01/05/2015

    Maltese Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015

      1st – 5th May 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 to […]

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  • 23/04/2015


      With the Lourdes Pilgrimage taking place in a few days, Patients, helpers and pilgrims gathered at St Ursula’s Monastery in Valletta for a special Mass in preparation for Lourdes. Before Holy Mass, Personnel met the Pilgrimage Director Marchesino de Petri Testaferrata who in brief pointed out the overall responsibilities. He also spoke about the […]

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  • 17/04/2015

    Investiture and Drinks at St John’s Cavalier Valletta

      H.M.E.H. The Prince and Grand Master also made it a point to meet Members of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta, and Volunteers, at St John’s Cavalier. This magnificent construction was built shortly after the Great Siege of 1565, and currently serves as the Order’s Embassy to Malta. During the reception, H.M.E.H. […]

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  • 16/04/2015

    Pontifical Mass at St John’s Co-Cathedral Valletta

      One of the highlights of the State visit paid to Malta by H.M.E.H Fra Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta was the Solemn Celebration of the Holy Eucharist at St John’s Co-Cathedral on Thursday 16th April. The Pontifical […]

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  • 11/04/2015


      About two hundred malades and helpers attended the pre-Lourdes familiarization fund-raising lunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel St Julians. For some weeks, preparations have been on-going at Casa Lanfreducci, with the Pilgrimage just two weeks away. It was time to gather together pilgrims, malades and helpers to meet up for the first time when […]

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  • 08/04/2015


            This month’s tea party brought together a group of lovely patients who have become part of the big happy Maltese Association family. The chosen venue for April was the attractive Corinthia Marina Hotel, where an array of tasty and scrumptious food was beautifully laid out in the Bay View Restaurant. Some […]

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  • 24/03/2015

    Maltese Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes

      (1st – 5th May 2015) Every first weekend 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 […]

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  • 13/03/2015

    Lenten Weekend Spiritual Retreat

      The annual Lenten Retreat of the Order of Malta was held from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March at Manresa House in Victoria, Gozo. The Lenten talks were led by Rev. Fr Mario Mule Stagno SDB. The general theme of the retreat was “The Challenge of Lent”. Over thirty-three members and volunteers of the […]

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  • 10/03/2015


        We are very grateful to confrère Mr Justin Zammit Tabona and his competent staff at The Xara Lodge, who very kindly entertained our patients to a lovely tea party with warm delicious eats and hot drinks on this cold wintry afternoon. The Xara Lodge has always been a pleasant location to treat our […]

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  • 18/02/2015

    Ash Wednesday

      St Lawrence Collegiate Church – Birgu Every year, the Archpriest and Collegiate Chapter of the church of St Lawrence in Birgu, very kindly invite the Association to take part in the Ash Wednesday church function. Members of the Order gathered at Santa Scolastica Monastery at 5.45 p.m. for the translation of the revered Reliquary […]

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  • 06/02/2015

    First Friday Mass

    Maltese Association Chaplain Rev. Fr Savio Vella officiated the First Friday Holy Mass for the month of February at Our Lady of Victory Church in Valletta. He was assisted by the Rev. Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon. After Mass light refreshments were served at Casa Lanfreducci.    

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  • 31/01/2015

    Investiture & Decoration Ceremony

      IN THE ORATORY of St John’s co-Cathedral Eve of the Feast of Candelmas An Investiture and Decoration ceremony was held during Holy Mass celebrated by Maltese Association Principal Chaplain, the Very Rev. Mgr Lawrence Gatt, Grand Cross Conventual Chaplain ad Honorem in the Oratory of St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta. The ceremony was presided over […]

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  • 14/01/2015

    Lourdes Patients’ Tea Party at The Xara Lodge L/o Rabat

              Our grateful thanks and appreciation this month go to our confrère Mr Justin Zammit Tabona and his dedicated staff at The Xara Lodge. This picturesque country place is nestled in the Rabat countryside. The tranquil ambiance was an idyllic venue to entertain our special guests who were so happy to […]

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  • 07/01/2015

    Thanksgiving Supper for Prison Inmates

              On Wednesday 7th January 2015, the Maltese Association once again, was very happy to hold the traditional annual Thanksgiving Supper for all the inmates at the Young Offenders Unit Rehabilitation Services (YOURS) institution, which is now located in Mtahleb. The food was plentiful and delicious. The Maltese Association is immensely […]

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  • 02/01/2015

    First Friday Mass

    Holy Mass was celebrated at 6.30 p.m. on this First Friday 0f 2nd January, at Our Lady of Victory Church. Mass was celebrated by The Rev. Mgr Lawrence Gatt who was assisted by Mgr Paul Vella and Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon. After Mass light refreshments were served at Casa Lanfreducci.    

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  • 24/12/2014

    Christmas Eve Mass – Our Lady of Victory Church Valletta

    Members of the Order and their families and friends gathered in Our Lady of Victory Church to celebrate Christmas Eve Mass. The Rev. Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon celebrated Mass, assisted by the Rev. Canon Carmelo Busuttil. Kevin Dingli and Paul & Andrew Sultana, all talented guitarists, enhanced the celebration of Holy Mass and inspired the […]

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  • 13/12/2014

    Christmas Children’s Film – Penguins of Madagascar

      Our children’s Christmas Film event this year was ‘The PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR’ Coaches drew up at the cinema and excited children ran into the cinema complex to collect their soft drinks and find their seats. Tubs of popcorn were handed out just before the film was screened. Enthusiasm grew as the children donned their […]

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  • 10/12/2014

    Presentation of Christmas Hampers

    Representatives from various orphanages and Institutions around Malta gathered at Casa Lanfreducci this morning to receive Christmas Hampers being donated by the Maltese Association. The hampers were prepared by members and helpers on 1st December. The bags were filled with food items some of which were generously donated by member sponsors. The Maltese Association President […]

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