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Order of Malta Australia

Year 2013

Charitable Works


  • 05/02/2013

    Coats for the Homeless project to expand in 2013

    Following the success of the 2012 Coats for the Homeless distribution, we are now in the planning stages of the 2013 project. This year the Order is committed to increasing the volume of Coats we manufacture to 2,500 (an increase of 25% on 2012). Despite the huge success and support received for this project, every […]

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  • 05/02/2013

    Orphan Support Programme

    Timor-Leste has a high number of orphans and no state welfare system to care for them.  With high mortality rates of mothers in childbirth and basic poverty preventing families from supporting extra children, orphanages play a vital role in society.  The Order of Malta has ‘adopted’ the Carmelite Sister’s orphanage in the town of Maubara, […]

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  • 29/01/2013

    Syria Crisis: Plight of refugees intensifies

     Malteser International scales up aid in the region Cologne. As the crisis in Syria and its neighbouring countries intensifies and the numbers of refugees and displaced continues to rise, Malteser International is preparing an expansion of its emergency response in the region. According to the United Nations, nearly four million Syrians are currently in need […]

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  • 16/01/2013

    February 2013 – 900th Anniversary of the Order of Malta

    On February 15, 2013, the Order will celebrate the 900th anniversary of the issuance of Pie postulatio voluntatis, the papal bull (or bulla sacra). This memorable anniversary celebrates the date the Order’s founder, Blessed Gerard, secured for his community of brothers the much-desired ecclesiastical approval for the Hospital of St John (today the Sovereign Military […]

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  • 15/01/2013

    Upcoming Lourdes Day Mass celebrations in Adelaide and Brisbane

    Due to the large number of pilgrims unable to make the long journey to France, every year Members of the Order of Malta, with the generous support of the Archbishops and Diocesan staff, arrange Lourdes Day Mass celebrations in their state capitals. Those who attend the Mass receive special blessings and bottles of Lourdes water. […]

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  • 10/01/2013

    Clean up effort following October floods in Lourdes

    In the October European floods, the river Gave broke its banks and inundated beautiful Lourdes, causing enormous structural damage to the Sanctuary. Lourdes is located in south-western France and is where the Virgin Mary appeared to peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous in a grotto in 1858. Since that time the Catholic church has recognised 68 miracles linked […]

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  • 09/01/2013

    Leprosy: no longer a forgotten disease in Mozambique

    Latest interventions of the Order around the world: Mozambique is the fourth most disease-afflicted country in the world. Whilst the focus of health care is towards the most common diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, other sicknesses need support. After several years of field work, the Order of Malta in Mozambique has identified the […]

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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.