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Order of Malta Australia


Members Pray and Reflect at retreat in South Australia


South Australian Members of the Order of Malta gathered at the Sevenhill Centre of Ignatian Spirituality in the Claire wine region for our 3-day retreat from 13-15 October 2023.

Fr. Rob Morris SJ led our annual retreat with gentleness, grace, and warmth. In a previous online interview, Fr. Rob reflected.

You really experience God’s presence when people open up their own spiritual journey to you. It deepens your own consolation and communion with God. You realise, as weak as we are,  and as much as we might struggle to pray ourselves, that God works through us, that we are instruments of God’s work. It’s very humbling in that sense.

All of us on retreat experienced God’s presence as we shared our faith journey and were led by Fr Rob through group discussions, Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and prayer.

We were also mindful that our retreat was held on the Order’s first World ( Saturday, 14 October)  with ten other countries participating in the initiative. Our discussions, therefore, held special significance as we reflected on our ministry in “Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum”: nurturing, witnessing and protecting the faith (tuitio fidei) and serving the poor and the sick (obsequium pauperum).

All Order members are welcome to our October 2024 retreat at the same venue.

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.