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Order of Malta Australia

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  • 15/01/2013

    Upcoming Lourdes Day Mass celebrations in Adelaide and Brisbane

    Due to the large number of pilgrims unable to make the long journey to France, every year Members of the Order of Malta, with the generous support of the Archbishops and Diocesan staff, arrange Lourdes Day Mass celebrations in their state capitals. Those who attend the Mass receive special blessings and bottles of Lourdes water. […]

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  • 10/01/2013

    Clean up effort following October floods in Lourdes

    In the October European floods, the river Gave broke its banks and inundated beautiful Lourdes, causing enormous structural damage to the Sanctuary. Lourdes is located in south-western France and is where the Virgin Mary appeared to peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous in a grotto in 1858. Since that time the Catholic church has recognised 68 miracles linked […]

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  • 09/01/2013

    Leprosy: no longer a forgotten disease in Mozambique

    Latest interventions of the Order around the world: Mozambique is the fourth most disease-afflicted country in the world. Whilst the focus of health care is towards the most common diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, other sicknesses need support. After several years of field work, the Order of Malta in Mozambique has identified the […]

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  • 12/12/2012

    Timor-Leste – 40 more participants complete the Order’s Basic Life Support training course

    Over 40 participants, including ambulance staff, nurses, midwives, police, teachers and district administrators completed the Order’s three day Basic Life Support training. The training is delivered as part of the national curriculum for ambulance studies and prepares participants to provide basic ambulance care including managing trauma and illness, CPR and an introduction to disaster management. The […]

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  • 10/12/2012

    Standing room only at Lourdes Day Mass celebrations in Melbourne

    The Order’s Victorian activities for 2012 ended on a triumphant note with the Lourdes Day Mass for the Sick and Frail at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Saturday 1st December 2012. The great Cathedral was standing room only and all of the 2000 packs were distributed. Our Conventual Chaplain ad honorum Dr Denis Hart concelebrated the […]

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  • 04/12/2012

    In pictures – Lourdes Day Mass celebrations in Sydney

    On Saturday 1st December, Lourdes Day Mass celebrations were held at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. The Principal Celebrant Bishop Anthony Fisher OP and the Concelebrants were Monsignor Vince Redden EV, Father Danny Meagher and Father James McCarthy. Volunteers from the Young Order of Malta (YOOM)  and Campion College were also on hand to assist malades […]

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  • 04/12/2012

    Aid to Cuba following "Superstorm Sandy"

    Superstorm “ Sandy “ devastated parts of the United States, as has been exhaustively covered in the global press, which has ensured  massive aid and rapid reconstruction. Unfortunately “ Sandy” also wrecked havoc on some of America’s Caribbean neighbours, especially Cuba where “ Sandy “  destroyed over 100,000 homes, leaving  500,000 people homeless without access to […]

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  • 28/11/2012

    Syria crisis: Emergency aid to thousands of refugees on Turkish border

    As the Syrian crisis reaches unprecedented proportions, Malteser International, the humanitarian relief service of the Order of Malta, is expanding its help in the region by providing winter relief to nearly 8,000 Syrian refugees in two provinces in Turkey. Amidst fighting and bombardments along the Turkish-Syrian border, the influx of refugees into Turkey has intensified; […]

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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.