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Order of Malta Australia

Year 2020

Charitable Works


  • 05/03/2020

    National Hospitaller joins members for First Friday Vigil Mass in Sydney

    Pictured: John Murphy, Jim Dominguez and Deirdre Page On 5th March 2020, National Hospitaller John Murphy joined members in the Central Eastern region at their First Friday Vigil Mass at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney. Following the Mass John attended a meal to provide an update on the national activities of the Order. Following a prayer [...]

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  • 29/02/2020

    Annual Day of Reflection for the South Eastern Region

    Report by David Blackwell, Hospitaller for the South Eastern Region The Annual Day of Reflection for the South Eastern Region was held on Saturday 29 February at the Carmelite Monastery in Kew. The Principal Chaplain of the Sub-Priory of the Immaculate Conception, Fr Gerald O’Collins SJ AC lead the Reflection. Fr Gerald asked us to [...]

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  • 29/02/2020

    Sub Priory of the Immaculate Conception Retreat

    Report by Margaret O'Donnell The annual Campion, Sub Priory retreat for 2020 began on Tuesday February 25th with thirteen attendees, comprising Members in Obedience as well as those preparing to take the Promise of Obedience. Father Kevin Lenehan was our Spiritual Retreat Leader for the first two days and challenged us to focus on living [...]

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  • 16/02/2020

    Lourdes Day Mass celebrated at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Adelaide

    On Tuesday February 10th Members celebrated their annual Lourdes Day Mass at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Adelaide and distributed Lourdes water to the congregation. The mass was celebrated by Fr Philip Marshall and in his homily, he reminded us that at times the sick can be defined by their illness. He shared the story of [...]

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  • 10/02/2020

    Members provide support, companionship and solidarity with bushfire victims

    Despite the torrential rain this weekend, members again visited the parishes of Batemans Bay and Moruya where they received a warm welcome from both the parish priests and congregations. Although the initial phase of the disaster is over, Fr Martin from Batemans Bay mentioned the value the Order of Malta brings to the community by [...]

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  • 02/02/2020

    Members in North Eastern Region gather for Mass, meal and meeting

    Wednesday 29th January saw the Order of Malta's North Eastern Region membership gather in excellent numbers for our tradition of Mass, meal and meeting. Conventional Chaplain Ad Honorem Bishop Ken Howell with Magistral Chaplains Frs. David Pascoe and Gerard McMorrow celebrated with members and guests. Our meeting was very fruitful with strong support and concrete [...]

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  • 30/01/2020

    Our February 2020 Newsletter is now available

    Our latest newsletter is now available! Download a copy of our  February 2020 Newsletter If you wish to be added to our distribution list, please register your details using our online form and we will send you a copy. Want to read the stories online? Visit our News Area. Tweet

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  • 29/01/2020

    BUSHFIRE UPDATE: Members visit affected communities

    On the Australia Day long weekend, Members of the Order of Malta visited church communities in the Batemans Bay area to provide solidarity with victims of the bushfires and work with local organisations to understand where best the Order of Malta can direct its assistance. Members attended masses at St Bernard’s, Batehaven and Sacred Heart, [...]

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  • 28/01/2020

    Order of Malta honors Australian Jesuit

    The Sovereign Order of Malta's ambassador to Thailand, His Excellency Michael Mann (right), presents Father Michael Kelly SJ with the Grand Cross 'pro piis meritis' pro Merito Melitensi on Jan. 25. Original article published UCA News reporter, Bangkok, Thailand January 27, 2020  Bangkok-based Father Michael Kelly recognized for his efforts to help Pakistani Christians resettle [...]

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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.