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Order of Malta Australia


Gallery: Melbourne Lourdes Day Mass 2018


On Saturday, 1st December the annual Lourdes Day Mass took place at St Patrick’s Cathedral celebrated by our Chaplain Bishop Terry Curtin and concelebrated with the Order’s Chaplains. Some 2000 persons participated together with approximately 40 members of the Order.

Each participant was given a gift pack (comprising the Mass book, prayer material, rosary beads and a small bottle of Lourdes water).

Learn about upcoming Lourdes Day Mass Celebrations in other states.

In addition to the annual Mass at the cathedral, eleven Masses have taken place in 2018 in Catholic aged care centres. The aim is to bring Lourdes to the frail and sick residents in our aged care centres given that they are physically unable to attend the annual Lourdes Day Mass much less visit Lourdes itself.

Each resident is given a gift pack and the occasions are very moving and affirmative of our responsibilities in the Order.

These Masses are increasingly popular and we have received three additional requests from aged care centres to have a Lourdes Mass at their centre in 2019.

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.