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Order of Malta Australia


Members and volunteers support Confirmation Day for the Emmanuel Community


Sunday 28th August was Confirmation Day for the Emmanuel Community in South Brisbane. Members and Volunteers from the Order of Malta had the honour of not only supporting ECM and their guests from the streets but also Bishop Ken Howell, Conventional Chaplain ad Honorem who celebrated Mass as Auxillary Bishop of Brisbane.
With a bigger crowd than usual and many of the regular Order team not able to attend it was inspiring to have new volunteers and members from other teams answer the call for assistance to provide breakfast, lunch and support to the guests of ECM. Special thanks to volunteers Michael and Pat who became connected to the Order of Malta from last year’s Camp for Disabled Youth on the Gold Coast for cooking up the largest sausage and onion spread seen by all there.
Besides the meals provided, we could assist one guest who had just had all his teeth removed and needed a supply of soft foods as he had not eaten for a few days. One guest recognised the Order’s emblem had a medical connection and spoke about his difficulties in life and how each day is a new battle with his circumstances, but expressed hope in taking on this challenge.
Support for ECM and their ministry to the disadvantaged in Brisbane is a real and vibrant way Members and Volunteers are assisting Our Lords the Poor and the Sick in a hands-on and effective way.

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.