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Order of Malta Australia


Lourdes Mass at Corpus Christi Residential Aged Care Facility in Clayton, Victoria


Pictured: Residents Noel, Celine, Sr. Mary, Maree, and Sr. Monica

As part of the Order of Malta Lourdes masses programme in Victoria, members visited the Corpus Christi Residential Aged Care Facility in Clayton on Tuesday 10 May 2021.

At the mass, residents Celine, Constance and Noel gave readings and Order of Malta Chaplain, Fr. O’Collins preached a sermon on the forthcoming feasts of the Ascension and Pentecost. Following the mass, Lourdes water, rosary beads and prayer cards were handed out by members of the Order to the 70 or so residents who attended. Members of the Order and Fr. O’Collins were then offered a light lunch and the opportunity to chat with those who attended.

The feedback from the residents was overwhelmingly positive and many articulated that they looked forward to the mass being repeated. Our members were told of one resident with advanced dementia who had a look of joy on her face to see the knights and dames in their robes enter the space set aside for mass.

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.