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Order of Malta Australia


Investiture Mass at St. Aloysius in Cronulla welcomes new members and those taking the promise


On Saturday, members of the Order of Malta came together for an Investiture Mass at St. Aloysius in Cronulla.

The investiture, originally scheduled in June but postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, welcomed three chaplains, five new members, one member promoted to Knight and five members taking the Promise of Obedience.

Special thanks to our Principal Celebrant, Bishop Richard Umbers and Con-celebrants: Frs James McCarthy,  Anthony Casamento, Paul Nulley and Master of Ceremony, Fr Anthony Robbie.


What is the Promise of Obedience:

Taking the Promise and “Obedience” binds in conscience, occurs in a formal ritual and obliges members to a life leading to Christian perfection in the spirit of the Order and in the sphere of its works. Members must diligently observe the divine law and the precepts of the Church so as to be a constant example of piety and virtue, of apostolic zeal and of devotion to the Holy Church, and undertake to utilize their temporal goods according to the spirit of the Gospel. “Obedience” means “It is not the person’s will, but God’s that should be followed at all times.

Learn more about Members of the Order of Malta

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.