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Order of Malta Australia


  • 20/10/2023

    The Order’s maternity hospital in Bethlehem needs help

    After the outbreak of new hostilities in the Middle East the Order’s maternity hospital in Bethlehem needs your help.  Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem is located 1,500 steps from the birthplace of Christ.  Holy Family is a state-of-the-art maternity and neonatal critical care centre serving poor and at-risk women, infants, and children throughout the region. [...]

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  • 19/10/2023

    Interview with Order of Malta Ambassador to Palestine Michèle Bowe

    Nearly two weeks after the outbreak of the Israeli-Hamas war, Ambassador Michèle Burke Bowe, Head of the Representative Office to the State of Palestine, gives an update on life in Bethlehem, where the Order of Malta runs the Holy Family Hospital. What are the immediate consequences of the Israel – Hamas war on Bethlehem? The economic [...]

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  • 18/10/2023

    Members Pray and Reflect at retreat in South Australia

    South Australian Members of the Order of Malta gathered at the Sevenhill Centre of Ignatian Spirituality in the Claire wine region for our 3-day retreat from 13-15 October 2023. Fr. Rob Morris SJ led our annual retreat with gentleness, grace, and warmth. In a previous online interview, Fr. Rob reflected. You really experience God's presence [...]

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  • 12/10/2023

    66th Annual International Pilgrimage of the Order of Malta to Lourdes

    Each year the Australian Association of the Order of Malta participates is a pilgrimage to the sacred town of Lourdes in France where the Virgin Mary appeared on 18 occasions to St Bernadette in 1858. Lourdes is a very special place and many miracles are said to have taken place there. Joining the Australian pilgrims [...]

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  • 09/10/2023

    New homeless food service in Palmerston, NT

    On Saturday 7 October, Order of Malta members and volunteers in the Northern Territory prepared and distributed 70 meals to the homeless in Palmerston. The food parcels, prepared, packed and distributed by our members and volunteers consist of a cooked meal, salad, fruit, buttered bread, a sweet and a bottle of water. The program aims [...]

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  • 02/10/2023

    Darwin Bishop Charles Gauci reflects on “Spring and New Begins”.

    On 30 September 2023, Maltese-born Darwin Bishop Charles Gauci, Conventual Chaplain Ad Honorem Order of Malta, led over 20 members and friends in an online reflection upon “Spring and New Begins”. This link provides video and audio recordings of Bishop Charles’ reflection: Reflection with Bishop Charles Gauci - 30 Sep 2023 Embracing the hope and renewal of [...]

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  • 29/09/2023

    October 2023 Newsletter is now available!

    Our latest newsletter is now available! Download a copy of our October 2023 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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  • 25/09/2023

    Creating Leaders Scholarships – breaking the poverty cycle

    Creating Leaders is an Order of Malta scholarship program in Timor-Leste. The Scholarships support underprivileged children to participate in formal continuing education. Like many developing countries, Timor-Leste has high levels of poverty and low national human development. Education is an important vehicle to employment, independence, social and political empowerment and consequently, national development. However, a [...]

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  • 13/09/2023

    Dedication of Our Lady of Philermos roses

    On the Feast Day of Our Lady this weekend, an outside mass at Villa Maria Hunters Hill Sydney was celebrated by  Father Aliki. This was followed by  a dedication for “Our Lady of Philermos” roses planted surrounding a statue of “Our Lady”. Order of Malta member, Cons. Deirdre Page organised the event with Fr Aliki, [...]

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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.