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Order of Malta Australia

Australian News

  • 14/08/2019

    Recounting your life as therapy for facing death with serenity

    In a life that is approaching its end you can have a hidden desire to tell your story, for yourself and for others. For this reason the Order of Malta’s volunteers in Victoria, Australia, have launched an apparently simple initiative, the Biography Program. “We just sit down and listen,” says Tanya, one of the numerous [...]

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  • 30/06/2019

    July 2019 Newsletter is now available

    The July 2019 edition of our newsletter is now available! Download a copy: July 2019 Newsletter Alternatively visit our News Area to read the articles online. To receive a postal copy of our Newsletter, sign-up to Stay Informed.   Top stories: Embracing the Challenge: 15 new Members invested at the 2019 Assembly of the Order [...]

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  • 27/06/2019

    Report: Blanket and Coats distribution to the Nauiyu community

    Report by Member of the Order in NT, Dr Frances Booth On Sunday, 23rd June, 2019, seven of us joined Fr Ched as we drove from Darwin to the Nauiyu community west of Katherine on the Daly River and south of Darwin for the distribution of coats and blankets. The population is around 450 people [...]

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  • 26/06/2019

    St John’s Feast Day celebration 2019 in QLD

    Knights and Dames of the North Eastern Region gathered to celebrate in a Solemn Corpus Christi Mass at Brisbane's St Stephen's Cathedral on 23rd June. This celebration served as a wonderful opportunity for all Knights and Dames to reflect and celebrate the feast day of our patron Saint John the Baptist. They were joined by [...]

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  • 24/06/2019

    Members participate in Sydney CEO sleepout

    Congratulations to our Members Nick and Byron who recently participated in the Vinnies Sydney CEO Sleepout. The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a one-night event over one of the longest and coldest nights of the year. Hundreds of CEOs, business owners as well as community and government leaders sleep outdoors to support the many Australians who [...]

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  • 19/06/2019

    INVITATION: Lourdes Healing Mass in Brisbane, 17 August at 10am

    A pilgrimage to Lourdes represents one of the most significant moments in the spiritual life of the Order’s members and volunteers, and each year Lourdes dedicates the first weekend in May for the Annual Pilgrimage of the International Order of Malta. For Australians unable to visit Lourdes, Lourdes Day Mass celebrations are held annually in [...]

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  • 17/06/2019

    VOLUNTEERING: “We truly welcome your coming to cook a BBQ for us “

    "We truly welcome your coming to cook a BBQ for us " Tierney House resident Rod (pictured right) with Order of Malta volunteer Lachlan. Our volunteers undertake BBQs at Tierney House Homeless service and Gorman House Drug and Alcohol Detoxification unit 3 times a week to socialise with residents. The units are in Darlinghurst and [...]

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  • 17/06/2019

    2019 Coats for the Homeless Distribution Report

    Thanks to our Members, volunteers and donors, 6,000 Coats for the Homeless are being distributed across Australia to rough sleepers. To everyone who has contributed to this project – THANK YOU! We wanted to share some images from the distribution and messages of thanks we have received. • Young Volunteers of the Order of Malta [...]

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  • 13/06/2019

    In the papers: Howard enters fray on religious freedom

    Original article published in the Catholic Weekly by Peter Rosengren - June 4, 2019. Published with permission. Pictured: Former Prime Minister John Howard and Ian Marshall, Order of Malta President at an an Order of Malta dinner on 1 June. PHOTO: Giovanni Portelli Attempts to remove current exemptions in anti-discrimination laws would only undermine the [...]

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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.