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Order of Malta Australia


  • 27/02/2024

    Call to service – 2025 Jubilee celebrations in Rome

    The Holy Father has asked us the Order of Malta to provide medical assistance to pilgrims in the four Papal Basilicas and in St Peter's Square for all Jubilee weeks (15/12/2024-11/01/2026). Please find below some further information about the volunteer roles and the shift structure: This service will be carried out by groups of four [...]

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  • 22/02/2024

    Read to Learn Volunteers needed in Melbourne

    Read to Learn involves members and volunteers of the Order of Malta and students from Australian Catholic University providing one-on-one tutoring during weekly sessions to students identified as requiring additional support to develop their reading and literacy skills. We are seeking volunteers who can commit to semester 1 of this program. - Induction session on [...]

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  • 16/02/2024

    Documentary: Blessed Gerard Sasso – ‘The Warrior without a Sword’

    Members and friends of the Order are encouraged to watch “Blessed Gerard Sasso – ‘The Warrior without a Sword’ produced by Father Enzo Fortunato, Friar Minor Conventual, journalist and writer. This docufilm is the first official documentary about Blessed Fra’ Gerard. Blessed Gerard Sasso – ‘The Warrior without a Sword’ A reflection by Conf. Joseph Grogan [...]

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  • 11/02/2024

    GALLERY: Lourdes Mass in Melbourne, February 2024

    On Saturday, St.Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne hosted the annual Order of Malta Lourdes Mass. The Cathedral was at capacity, with approximately 2000 faithful attending this special annual celebration.  Each was gifted a bag containing rosary beads, a small bottle of Lourdes water and some prayer material. The principal celebrant was Archbishop Peter Comensoli, who was [...]

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  • 08/02/2024

    Deepening Spirituality – Melbourne 2024 Retreat

    The first 3-day retreat for 2024 (6-8 February) was held at the HolyCross Centre in Templestowe, Melbourne, under the spiritual direction of our Magistral Chaplain, Very Rev Dr Kevin Lenehan, BA, MTheol, STL, STD, PhD, who is Master of Studies at the Catholic Theological College in Melbourne. Seventeen members took parts in Fr Lenehan’s exposition [...]

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  • 06/02/2024

    Congratulations to our members

    The Order of Malta would like to recognise two members following announcements in January. Dr. Margaret O'Donnell, a member from Melbourne, was recognised in the Australia Day Honours and awarded 'Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)' for her service to education and the community. A well deserved award for her tireless work and commitment. [...]

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  • 06/02/2024

    Preparations underway for Lourdes Masses in Melbourne

    Yesterday, 16 Order of Malta volunteers assembled 2,100 gifts packs, containing Lourdes water, rosary beads and prayer material, for those who will be attending our Lourdes Masses in Melbourne throughout the year. In additional to the annual Mass held each February at St Patrick's Cathedral, members of the Order in the region also organise Massses [...]

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  • 06/02/2024

    Antony J. Macken AM GCM KCOM (Poland) – Requiescat in pace

    Pictured: Confrère Tony Macken and his wife Rosalie at the 2017 National Assembly formal dinner at Customs House Brisbane. It is with much sadness that we share the news that Confrere Antony J. Macken, former President of the Australian Association, died on 20th January 2024. Tony joined the Order in 1997 and amongst his many [...]

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  • 01/02/2024

    February 2024 Newsletter is now available!

    Our latest newsletter is now available! Download a copy of our February 2024 Newsletter. If you wish to be added to our distribution list, please register your details using our online form. Want to read the stories online? Visit our News Area. Visit our online store, make a donation or enquire about volunteering. Tweet

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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.