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Order of Malta Australia


GALLERY: Lourdes Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne


On Saturday, the Order of Malta‘s Lourdes Mass made a return to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in #Melbourne, after a three year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Archbishop Comensoli welcomed a congregation of over 3,000, who each received a blessing for good health. They were also gifted from our Members and volunteers in attendance a bottle of water from the Lourdes sanctuary and Rosary beads.
In his homily, Archbishop Comensoli said that Lourdes reminds us that the poor and sick are ‘our true Lords and Ladies, our friends in Christ’.
The Order of Malta’s Lourdes Mass celebrations occur around the country and are for the intentions of all Catholic families, but the sick and infirm members of the community are particularly encouraged to participate.

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.