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Order of Malta Australia

Australian News

  • 05/12/2018

    SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming Lourdes Day Masses in Adelaide and Brisbane

    Dates for the upcoming Lourdes Day Mass Celebrations in South Australia and Queensland have been confirmed. Those who attend will receive a blessing for their health and a bottle of Lourdes water for their personal use. All are welcome to these special masses. We also host Lourdes Day Masses in Victoria and New South Wales. [...]

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  • 05/12/2018

    Volunteer program publishes over 1,000 biographies for terminally ill patients

    Since 1992, Members of the Order of Malta in Victoria Australia have been involved in home based palliative care services in Melbourne and are currently partners in the Easter Palliative Care Association (EPC)*. EPC provides both terminally-ill clients and their families with medical and nursing services, psycho-social (social work, counselling, volunteers, music and massage therapy) [...]

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  • 26/11/2018

    Order of Malta Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019

    The 61st International Lourdes Pilgrimage of our Order will take place from 2nd to 7th May 2019. The Australian Association will again be joining with the Irish Association. There is an expectation that all members will make this pilgrimage at least once during their membership. Postulants are also welcome to partake in the pilgrimage.Expressions of […]

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  • 22/11/2018

    Adelaide Fundraising Movie Night – Picture Gallery

    On Sunday 18 November, Members of the Order of Malta in South Australia hosted a fundraising movie night to raise funds for the Adelaide Day Centre for the Homeless and Order of Malta's Charitable Works fund. The feature film was 'Journey's End" and was screened at the Regal Theatre in Adelaide. 272 people attended the [...]

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  • 12/11/2018

    Meet our new Chaplain: Rev Dr Kevin Lenehan

    Rev Dr Kevin Lenehan is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat in Victoria, ordained in 1993 and has recently been appointed as a Chaplain to the Order of Malta in Victoria. From 1985-1993 he attended the provincial seminary, Corpus Christi College in Melbourne, and completed degrees in theology at Catholic Theological College and [...]

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  • 18/10/2018

    Hygiene Packs for The Homeless – Volunteers needed!

    Each month nearly 200 Hygiene Packs for the Homeless, containing toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and sanitary items for women are distributed by our Community Care Van volunteers in Sydney and Parramatta. With plans to extend the services further, this number will only increase. Hygiene packs are also in plan for the homeless in Brisbane. In addition [...]

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  • 07/10/2018

    October 2018 Newsletter – download a copy now

    Our latest newsletter is now available! Download a copy of our October 2018 Newsletter If you wish to be added to our distribution list, email with your postal address and we will send you a copy. Want to read the stories online? Visit our News Area.

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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.