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Order of Malta Australia

News

  • 16/09/2021

    Order of Malta New Zealand Retreat in Timaru

    The New Zealand retreat took place at the Convent of the Mercy Sisters and Sacred Heart Basilica in Timaru between Friday 10 and Sunday 12 September. Whist COVID-19 restrictions limited international participation, Australian Association President, the Hon James Douglas KHD provided a welcome address and discussion via video link and the Grand Chancellor HE Albrecht [...]

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  • 13/09/2021

    Order of Malta serves homeless community through ECM in Brisbane

    On Sunday September 12, President Douglas and ten Order of Malta Members, Candidates and Volunteers supported the Emmanuel City Mission in preparing and serving free meals and sharing meaningful conversations with people in need. With Emmanuel being a strong Catholic Community, the Order’s involvement directly in helping the disadvantaged allows the ECM team to worship [...]

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  • 12/09/2021

    Order of Malta Christmas Cards now available to order

    ​$35 for a pack of 10 (plus postage) We are all living in an age that is increasingly secular and sadly Christmas cards with the image of Jesus Christ are becoming scarce. By sending loved ones a personal Christmas  card celebrating the birth of Jesus you have the opportunity to respond to the challenge and effectively defend our [...]

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  • 10/09/2021

    NEW PROJECT: Our Lady of Philermos Rose

    A new project has been initiated by a cohort of Order of Malta candidates during their Year of Preparation year, to breed and grow a signature rose to support the Order of Malta’s work in palliative care facilities and nursing homes. The rose, which has been named ‘Our Lady of Philermos’ will eventually be gifted [...]

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  • 06/09/2021

    ACU and Order of Malta to partner with community for the common good

    Australian Catholic University (ACU) and the Order of Malta have signed a memorandum of understanding that details partnering on a range of life-changing engagement initiatives that work with groups who experience disadvantage and marginalisation. Through the alliance, ACU students will have expanded community engagement placement opportunities with a range of Order of Malta programs, including [...]

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  • 02/09/2021

    Order of Malta and ACU pray The Rosary online

    On 1st September 2021, friends of the Order of Malta from Australian Catholic University joined members and candidates in the Order’s monthly online Rosary. There were over 50 of us meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries and dedicating them to Afghanistan and personal intentions. We remembered also the 901st anniversary of our founder Blessed Fra’ Gerard [...]

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  • 30/08/2021

    Hour of Reflection with Magistral Chaplain Fr Danny Meagher

    On 28th August 2021, over 50 Members and Candidates of the Order of Malta shared the second instalment of “An Hour of Reflection with a Chaplain”. Magistral Chaplain Fr Danny Meagher discussed the Inspirations and Challenges of our Patron Saint, John the Baptist. Fr Danny led an insightful discussion of St John the Baptist as [...]

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  • 22/08/2021

    Te Ara a Maria: Mary’s Way

    Pictured left to right: Confrere Belfiore Bologna, the Archbishop Paul Martin SM (Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington and Apostolic Administator of Christchurch), Confrere Bevan Killick (NZ Regional Hospitaller), Chris Walker, Damien Walker (the artist of the image of Our Lady), HE Archbishop Donatus Rugambwa (Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand), the Most Reverend Michael Gielen (Auxiliary Bishop [...]

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  • 12/08/2021

    BEIRUT BLAST…1 YEAR ON

    365 days after the terrible explosions that devastated the Lebanese capital, we take this moment to share with you the below tribute. May God put His blessings on each and every person who suffered and is still suffering, each and every Hero who worked and is still working tirelessly to relieve the hardships, and finally, [...]

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  • 06/08/2021

    Showing care to the homeless – Coats, Care Packs and Compassion

    Our Coats for the Homeless program not only delivers warm coats, socks and care packs to those sleeping-rough, but it also is an opportunity for our volunteers to connect and show care for some of the most marginalised in our society. Every interaction our distribution teams have with the homeless is unique and so are [...]

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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.