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Australian News

  • 09/08/2018

    Central Eastern Region Day of Reflection

    The Day of Reflection for the central eastern region was held as arranged on the 4 August at the Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney. Forty Knights and Dames attended including 4 Postulants and we were pleased to have Dr Ian Marshall the National President in our presence also. Our visiting lecturer/moderator was the Rev. Dr [...]

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  • 08/08/2018

    Papal Award to Consouer Margaret O’Donnell

    During the St Patrick's Day School's Mass earlier this year in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne, in front of a congregation of over 2500, the then Archbishop of Melbourne, Dennis Hart, presented Consouer Margaret O’Donnell with the papal award of the Croce Pro Ecdesia et Pontifice, its accompanying lapel pin, and the formidable testsmur (certificate). The [...]

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  • 06/08/2018

    North-East Region Members and guests Parish visit to Springfield

    On 29 July 14 Knights and Dames, together with guests and Young Order of Malta Volunteers participated in a Parish visit to one of the region’s most dynamic, enthusiastic and growing Parishes, Our Lady of The Southern Cross at Springfield. Parish Priest the Very Rev Mauro Conte celebrated a beautifully Spirit filled Mass together with […]

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  • 11/07/2018

    Volunteer profile from the Asia Pacific Disabled Youth Camp

    The 2nd Order of Malta Asia Pacific Disabled Youth Camp was held in June and this year the Philippines were host. Team Australia consisted of four participants and their carers as well as two volunteers. We asked one volunteer, Maddy Hardjono to share her experiences of the camp.   Q: Tell us about your experiences [...]

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  • 02/07/2018

    July 2018 Newsletter is now available

    Our July 2018 Newsletter contains project updates, upcoming events and emergency intervention You can download a copy or read the articles online. Our newsletter is distributed three times a year. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please email your postal address to info@smom.org.au Videos: News reports on the election of the 80th […]

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  • 21/06/2018

    Lourdes inspires Grogan siblings

    In 2018, the Order of Malta’s Asia-Pacific Lourdes delegation included ninety-six pilgrims from (alphabetically) Australia, Hong Kong, Korea and Thailand. Among this delegation were three Australian-Kiribati siblings, Joseph (30), Alice (29) and Caroline Grogan (27). Each cherished this blessed volunteer experience to serve Malades in the spirit of Matthew 25:40, “Whatsoever you do to the […]

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  • 12/06/2018

    2018 Asia Pacific Disabled Youth Camp

    The second Order of Malta Asia Pacific Disabled Youth Camp was held between 6 – 8 June at the Villa Escudero in Tiaong, Quezon in the Philippines. ‘Team Australia’ comprised of four participants; Shelly Bantine and Solon Toiava from Punchbowl, Thuy Le from Lakemba and Christien Saklawy from Greenacre. They were joined by their carers […]

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  • 04/06/2018

    60th Order of Malta International Pilgrimage to Lourdes

    Each year, Lourdes dedicates the first weekend in May for the Annual Pilgrimage of the International Order of Malta. Over 7,000 members and volunteers from all over the world take part, including 1,600 sick and disabled pilgrims. The pilgrimage to Lourdes represents one of the most significant moments in the spiritual life of the Order’s […]

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The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.