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Australian News

  • 11/12/2017

    Gallery: QLD Branch 2017 Advent Mass and Dinner

    On behalf of the North Eastern Regional Hospitaller Confrere Derek Pingel KMG, our gratitude to The Most Reverend Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane, the Most Reverend Kenneth Howell, Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane, Magistral Chaplain Rev Gerard McMorrow, all Knights and Dames, family and friends, for sharing our 2017 Advent Mass and Dinner. Special thanks to […]

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  • 07/12/2017

    Gallery: Sydney Lourdes Day Mass celebrations 2017

    On Saturday 3 December, the NSW Branch of the Order of Malta celebrated its annual Lourdes Day Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral. Hundreds of malades attended this annual celebration. This special mass, which is hosted by Branches of the Order across the country,  is open to everybody, but those facing health challenges are particularly encouraged to attend. […]

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  • 06/11/2017

    Message of thanks: Coats for the Homeless in SA

    A message of thanks from Centacare Country SA Ceduna: “We extend our appreciation for the recent donation of 12 coats. Due to the extreme coldness in Ceduna recently, our Homeless team donated the jackets to vulnerable people and clients who often sleep rough. We distributed the jackets to 8 men and 4 women. The response […]

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  • 01/11/2017

    Volunteers needed to assist homeless in Parramatta

    In 2015, the NSW Branch of the Order of Malta initiated a new project to assist the Homeless. The project involved a van driven by volunteers and staffed by a nurse from St Vincent’s Hospital to visit ‘homeless hotspots’ in the city and provide healthcare and distribute seasonal items to protect them from the elements. […]

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  • 06/09/2017

    Launch of “About Bioethics V: Faith, Science and the Environment”

    On Tuesday, 8th August, the fifth and final volume of Confrere, the late Professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini, series on bioethics  was launched at the Cardinal Knox Centre of the Melbourne Archdiocese by His Grace, Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney, a friend of the Professor when they were lecturers together at the Australian Catholic University. His […]

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  • 06/09/2017

    Between the Idea and the Reality: The Future of Marriage in Australia

    On 8th August the Most reverend Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney presented the 2017 Harman Lecture (named after Fr Frank Harman, the Melbourne Archdiocese’s leading bioethicist and canon lawyer until his death in 2000). His Grace’s topic “Between the Idea and the Reality: The Future of Marriage in Australia” noted that that most resilient […]

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  • 06/09/2017

    Lourdes Masses celebrated at aged care centres in Victoria

    In Victoria, as well as the annual Lourdes Day Mass held on the first Saturday of December at St Patrick’s Cathedral, members of the Order hold Lourdes Masses at various Catholic aged care centres throughout the year. On Wednesday, 16th August a Lourdes Mass was held at the Assisi Centre in Rosanna which has 150 […]

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  • 06/09/2017

    Pictures from the Coats for the Homeless distribution in Victoria

    This year, 6,000 of our specially designed winter Coats were distributed across Australia. We are currently in the planning stages of our 2018 Campaign. The Coats are ordered in December to arrive in time for winter – therefore funds available at the end of 2017 dictate how many Coats we order for the coming winter. […]

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  • 04/09/2017

    Distribution of coats, blankets and rosary kits in Alice Springs

    Coats for the homeless are being supplied with the logo of the Order for the winter months in Alice Springs. In addition, Members are distributing blankets and Rosary bead kits with prayer cards and medals of the Madonna. The distribution of the above items has been coordinated with Fr Raass, SVD – Parish Priest of […]

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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.