Inaugural National Day of the Order of Malta in Australia
This week members of the Order of Malta across the globe are undertaking activities to raise awareness of our presence and ministry.
The National Day of the Order of Malta was an initiative started by Members in Italy in 2018. The success of this day was quickly recognised, and other countries were encouraged to adopt similar activities.
Consequently, this weekend Members in Hawthorn, Black Rock, Toorak and Adelaide spoke at churches to inform parishioners about the work of the Order both nationally and internationally. After mass, Members were available to answer questions about our activities and distributed information brochures, Lourdes Holy Water, Rosary beads and prayer material.
“The National Day is a wonderful opportunity to not only improve the wider community’s knowledge about our activities, but to give them the opportunity to volunteer and support our projects” explained National Hospitaller, John Murphy.
“It is heartening to see us starting this event in solidarity with fellow associations in other parts of the world and I anticipate that this will be a highlight in the Australian Association’s calendar with a greater geographic distribution in 2020”.