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Order of Malta Australia


Mass and Meeting of the North Eastern Region St Paschal’s Wavell Heights


Pictured: Chief Chaplain Ad Interim Archbishop Mark Coleridge with (L-R) the National President Emeritus Dr Ian Marshall AM AE KC*SG KGCMG(Ob), North Eastern Regional Hospitaller Emeritus Derek Pingel KMG, the new President The Hon. Justice James Douglas KHD, Queensland Chairperson Emeritus The Hon. Justice Martin Daubney AM KMG, the new North Eastern Regional Hospitaller Danny Higgins KMG and Queensland Chairperson Emeritus Dr James Varghese AM KMG

Report by Danny Higgins, North Eastern Hospitaller

Archbishop Mark Coleridge concelebrating with Magistral Chaplain, Fr. Gerard McMorrow led 23 members, Young Order Volunteers and guests in Mass on the Feast of St Dennis.

Following Mass, Members and guests enjoyed our customary meal together before commencing our first meeting since the recent National Association’s Elections.

Archbishop Mark commented about how difficult times had been overcome by the Order in the past and that the recent difficulties experienced would also be overcome successfully. He stated that the Order had always been adaptable because the Hospitaller calling has remained strong for our members, so aiding our resilience over 900 years.

National President, Justice James Douglas addressed the meeting regarding the recent National Executive Council’s first meeting in Melbourne. Regional Hospitaller, Danny Higgins, spoke of future endeavours of the region, placing specific emphasis on the 2020 Asia Pacific Disability Camp. This event will take place on the Gold Coast and this region will lead in the planning on behalf of the National Association.

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.