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Order of Malta Australia


Fr Boyle illuminates Christ as Messiah through Isaiah, the Fifth Evangelist


Report by Joseph Grogan

On 20 November 2021, over 30 Order of Malta Members and Candidates shared the fifth spiritual formation session of “An Hour of Reflection with a Chaplain” of the #OrderofMalta. Fr Brian Boyle has a doctorate in Biblical Theology from the Gregorian University, Rome, and has taught in theologates, Universities and seminaries. He serves in the Sandhurst Diocese as the Administrator of the Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Episcopal Vicar for Education in the diocese. Fr Boyle shared his expertise in Prophetic literature with a focus on three messianic prophecies of Isaiah (c. 740 BCE) in 7:1-17; 9:1-7; and 11:1-10. Fr Boyle’s erudite presentation demystified the polyvalent meanings and interpretations of Biblical Scripture and tradition, to affirm Christian faith in Christ as Messiah. As Advent nears, Fr Boyle highlighted the Biblical significance of Signs, Names and Children to encourage deeper reflection upon Christ’s birth as prophesied by the Old Testament, as a legitimate descendent of King David, and as Emmanuel, the Prince of Peace, the fulfilment of God’s promise of Salvation.

All Members and Candidates are welcome to share the sixth session of this ongoing spiritual formation series, ‘An Hour of Reflection with a Chaplain” of the Order of Malta. The next session will be in January 2022.

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.