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Order of Malta Australia

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  • 08/01/2023

    100,000th birth at Holy Family Hospital

    One of the Order of Malta’s most famous institution, The Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, just passed an important milestone – the birth of the 100,000th child since the Order has been managing the health facility. On Epiphany Day, baby girl Muhamad was delivered into the embrace of her parents. Since 1990, more than 4,600 [...]

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  • 05/01/2023

    Supporting the isolated and vulnerable in Darebin

    A new initiative from the Order of Malta and ACU Hub in Melbourne is a Social Engagement Program at the Agg Street housing estate located within the City of Darebin local government area. The program aims to provide the 55 residents at the estate, who are all over the age of 65 and living alone, [...]

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  • 21/12/2022

    Members and volunteers spread Christmas cheer

    Order of Malta Members, Helen and Tony Smith, have once again provided Christmas gifts and cakes for distribution at the Adelaide Day Centre. The Centre provides assistance along with the Care & Housing for the Aged (ACHA) to financially disadvantaged frail aged people who are homeless or living in insecure accommodation and who are in [...]

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  • 20/12/2022

    Order of Malta thanked by Emmanual City Mission

    Pictured: Loretta and Danny Higgins representing NER Order of Malta with Rob Curtis Senior, ECM Supervisor and Richard Galeano of ACU   Loretta and Danny Higgins represented the Order of Malta Volunteers involved in the Sunday Outreach at Emmanual City Mission’s Christmas Dinner, Tuesday evening 20th December. This dinner was held to thank all ECM [...]

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  • 07/12/2022

    RECORDING: Annual Lourdes Day Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral

    On Saturday, the congregation at the annual Order of Malta Lourdes Day Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney was joined by thousands who watched the livestream of this special celebration. A pilgrimage to Lourdes represents one of the most significant moments in the spiritual life of the Order’s members and volunteers. For Australians unable to [...]

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  • 04/12/2022

    Advent – Order of Malta in Brisbane shares communal service through ECM

    On Sunday 4 December 2022, eight Order of Malta Members and Volunteers (OMV) helped to serve an unexpectedly larger gathering of almost 100 people, who began arriving at the Emmanuel City Mission (ECM) homeless sanctuary hours before the doors officially opened. Each month, across 4-5 hour sessions on the second and fourth Sundays, our OMV [...]

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  • 21/11/2022

    Humility and Freedom – Silent Retreat at Jamberoo

    15 members, some with their family,  participated in a retreat at the Benedictine Abbey retreat centre at Jamberoo, 3 hours from Sydney and Canberra over 18 to 20 November. Magistral Chaplain Fr Paul Nulley directed the silent retreat following two themes: "Humility and Freedom" and "The Order of Malta as a Means for Holiness". Confrere [...]

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  • 20/11/2022

    Annual Lourdes Day Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral – LIVESTREAMED

    The Order of Malta invites you to Annual Lourdes Day Mass Presided over by The Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP of Sydney Saturday, 3 December 2022 at 10.30am AEDT Find your local time using the Time Zone Calculator The Order of Malta’s annual Lourdes Day Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral is celebrated for the intentions of [...]

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  • 17/11/2022

    World Day of the Poor 2023

    Celebrated every year on the 33rd Sunday, World Day of the Poor aims to encourage Christians to “go forth” into the peripheries where so many people struggle with economic and existential problems and to offer service as “a sign of love, the, love shown by Jesus himself.” The Order of Malta is committed to supporting [...]

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  • 13/11/2022

    This Christmas please consider a gift to the homeless

    As we approach the end of 2022 and start preparations for Christmas, I want to write to you to thank you for your support of the activities of the Order of Malta. This year our projects have made a huge difference to some of the most vulnerable people in our community and 2022 has seen [...]

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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.