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Order of Malta Australia


Conf. Danny Higgins takes the Promise of Obedience


Yesterday, 22 members of the Order of Malta came together with family and guests at St Benedict’s, East Brisbane to join North Eastern Regional Hospitaller, Conf Danny Higgins take the Promise of Obedience.

At present, 40 Australian Association members have taken their Promise of Obedience with a further eight in their Year of Probation (including two members from the Philippines). This accounts for approximately 15% of the Australian Association’s membership and is a symbol of the success of the Order of Malta in enriching the spiritual life of its members.

Special thanks to our Celebrants, Rev Fr Gerard McMorrow and Fr Stephen Camiolo.


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.

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Conf Danny Higgins

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.