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Order of Malta Australia

Year 2020

Charitable Works


  • 21/10/2020

    Members in QLD attend mass together as Covid-19 restrictions ease

    At the invitation of the Parish Priest of Southport Parish, Magistral Chaplain Fr. Gerard McMorrow members, candidates, family and friends of the North Eastern Region joined the Parish’s Vigil Mass on 17th October. This was the first opportunity since the easing of Covid-19 restrictions for our region to come together. Fr Gerard spoke to the Gospel [...]

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  • 21/10/2020

    African Community Mass – resources for new arrivals to Australia

    On Sunday morning, members of the Order of Malta joined 60 adults and children who attend the African mass at Our Lady Help of Christians in Palmerston. With the assistance and support of Fr Ched who celebrated the mass, members supplied eight newly arrived African families with the booklet 'God speaks to his children'. These [...]

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  • 21/10/2020

    Members and volunteers assist at drop-in centre for homeless

    Early on Tuesday 20th October, members and volunteers of the Order of Malta  arrived at Ozanam House in Stuart Park, NT, to serve breakfast to 80 homeless men and women. Ozanam House is a drop in centre run by St Vincent de Paul and provides a safe and secure place and a sense of community [...]

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  • 21/10/2020

    Preparations for World Day of the Poor underway

    Members and volunteers of the Order of Malta in the Northern Territory gathered this week to pack 100 hygiene bags for the homeless in preparation for World Day of the Poor. Each pack contained soap, tooth brushes and paste, combs, deodorants, small towels, shaving cream, shavers, and a few hair accessories. The Fourth World Day of [...]

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  • 21/10/2020

    Papal Honour for member of the Order, Greg Crafter AO

    Pope Francis has appointed Greg Crafter AO as a Knight of the Order of St Gregory the Great. Announcing the awards, Adelaide Archbishop Patrick O’Regan said the Order of St Gregory the Great was one of the highest awards for lay people, bestowed on Catholic men and women deemed to have made a significant contribution [...]

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  • 20/10/2020

    Feast Day of Blessed Emperor Karl (Charles) of Austria

    Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria and his wife, Servant of God Empress Zita of Bourbon-Parma, attending Mass with wounded Hungarian troops from a hospital train during World War One.   On the 21st October, Members of the Order of Malta celebrated the Feast Day of Blessed Emperor Karl (Charles) of Austria, Bailiff Grand Cross of [...]

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  • 13/10/2020

    Australian member awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

    Professor Edward Byrne, member of the Order of Malta Australia and President & Principal of King’s College London, has been awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Queen’s Birthday Honours lists recognise the achievements of a wide range of people from across the UK. Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Professor Byrne’s research contributions [...]

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  • 12/10/2020

    Dr Tracey Rowland wins prestigious Ratzinger Prize

    One of our members,  theologian Consoeur Dr Tracey Rowland has won the prestigious Ratzinger Prize, often referred to as the "Nobel Prize of theology". Established by Pope Benedict in 2010, it recognises those who perform promising scholarly research relating to or expounding upon his work. The Prize is awarded to two individuals each year regardless of [...]

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  • 01/10/2020


    Following the devastating bushfire that rocked the world at the beginning of the year, the Order of Malta has been supporting impacted communities with not only an initial emergency response but longer-term recovery. Mogo, a small goldrush town in NSW with a population of about 300, has in recent years attracted tourists for its arts [...]

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  • 30/09/2020

    October 2020 Newsletter is now available!

    Our latest newsletter is now available! Download a copy of our October 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. Order of Malta Christmas Cards and [...]

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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.