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Order of Malta Australia


Ave Maria di Lourdes: In memoriam of the Grand Master


A touching tribute in loving memory of Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Prince and 80th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta who died on April 29 in Rome.

As if in Lourdes, pilgrims from around the world have joined together to dedicate this “Ave Maria” to our beloved Grand Master who will remain among us, in our hearts and prayers.


The video was made by the Lebanese Association and includes representatives from the Asia-Pacific region.

To pay final respects to the 80th Grand Master, the funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11.00 am (Central European Time)* on Tuesday May 5 by Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Special Delegate of the Holy Father to the Sovereign Order of Malta, in the presence of the Grand Master’s sisters, brothers, and members of the Sovereign Council. The funeral will be lived streamed from the Order of Malta website:

*11.00 Central European Time is 9pm New Zealand Time, 7pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, 6.30pm Central Australian Time and 5pm Western Australian Time on Tuesday 5 May.

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.