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Order of Malta Australia


Double Celebration in Christchurch for the Feast of St John the Baptist


St John the Baptist is Patron Saint of both the Diocese of Christchurch and the Order of Malta. On Wednesday 24 June, Fr Chris Friel celebrated Mass at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral on the Feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. The Mass was attended by a good number of members and supporters of the Order of Malta and the Venerable Order of St John. Interest in the Order and numbers attending events is steadily growing. In future years we hope these celebrations will become a significant feature in the calendar of the Diocese.

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.