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Order of Malta Australia


Members attend book launch of PORTRAITS Popes, Family and Friends


Yesterday Members of the Australian Association of the Order of Malta attended the book launch of PORTRAITS Popes, Family and Friends. The author, Gerald O’Collins SJ AC, is chaplain to the Order’s Subpriory of the Immaculate Conception and this is his 74th published title.

Included amongst those portrayed in the book, is recently deceased Member of the Order of Malta Australia Fra Richard Divall AO OBE.

PORTRAITS Popes, Family and Friends Preface:
The twenty men and women portrayed in this book went rejoicing, or at least patiently, to the house of the Lord. With choirs of angels and saints, they now sing “the everlasting hymn.” Before they left us to join the heavenly company, they were for me the music of life. I spent many years in the company of some of them, much less in the case of others. Hence the chapters of this book are longer or shorter. My hope is that readers will draw inspiration and courage from all their stories.

PORTRAITS Popes, Family and Friends is available for purchase from Connor Court Publishing

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.