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Order of Malta Australia


Investiture Mass in Sydney for the Feast of John the Baptist


5 new members were received into the Order of Malta , and three incumbent members took their Promise of Obedience at an Investiture Mass celebrated on 24 June 2022 at the Crypt, St Mary’s Cathedral.

The Mass was presided by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP and concelebrated by Bishop Danny Meagher and Fr James McCarthy. Fr Anthony Robbie acted as Master of Ceremony. These are all chaplains of the Order of Malta and have provided valuable spiritual direction to new members during their year of preparation.

Membership in the Order of Malta, a lay religious order, is not a honorific accomplishment in spite of being called “knights” and “dames”. It entails a commitment to glorify Our Lord through ongoing spiritual development expressed by providing g personal service to the poor and sick, and defending the Catholic faith.

Members who take the Promise of Obedience commit to a more stringent spiritual life.
One new member flew in from Japan to be received into the Order.

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.