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Order of Malta Australia


Meet our new Chaplain: Rev Dr Kevin Lenehan


Rev Dr Kevin Lenehan is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat in Victoria, ordained in 1993 and has recently been appointed as a Chaplain to the Order of Malta in Victoria.

From 1985-1993 he attended the provincial seminary, Corpus Christi College in Melbourne, and completed degrees in theology at Catholic Theological College and in history and politics at Monash University. He has served as assistant priest and parish priest in parishes of the Ballarat Diocese.

From 2002-2006 he was Diocesan Director of Religious Education. In 2010 he completed a doctorate in systematic theology at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Currently, he is Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean (Postgraduate & Research) at Catholic Theology College Melbourne, a college of the University of Divinity.

Rev Dr Kevin Lenehan teaches and researches in the areas of fundamental theology, theological anthropology, René Girard’s mimetic theory, and Bonhoeffer studies. He is a regular contributor in faith formation and religious education in parishes and diocese around the country. At present, he is priest-in-residence at St Bridget’s Parish Greythorn in Melbourne, and offers liturgical ministry there on weekends.

We welcome him to 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.