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Order of Malta Australia

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  • 28/08/2019

    Breakfast Program at Gray Primary School in Palmerston, NT

    Since July 2019, the Northern Central Region is sponsoring the Breakfast Program at Gray Primary School in Palmerston, a small city about half an hour from Darwin. The program provides eligible students with breakfast, recess and lunch to ensure all children have access to food. Gray School Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) is 818, [...]

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  • 21/08/2019

    Lourdes Mass at the Assisi Centre

    Report by Sauro Antonelli Members of the Order know well the importance that Lourdes has for the Order and many of its members have taken part in the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. Unfortunately, many of our elderly, because of age and/or infirmity, will never have the opportunity to visit Lourdes. So, in Victoria, the Order [...]

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  • 19/08/2019

    Day of Reflection – Central Eastern Region

    Report by Stephen Quain, Master of Ceremonies. 30 members, including some aspiring non members, attended the day of Reflection in the tranquil and elegant setting of Mary MacKillop Place at North Sydney. We were led by Fr. Danny Meagher as our spiritual director and following his addresses there was lively discussion. Our first session centred [...]

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  • 19/08/2019

    Lourdes Healing Mass in Brisbane

    Report by Danny Higgins, North Eastern Hospitaller elect. Saturday 17th August saw the North Eastern Region of the Order of Malta, Australian Association celebrate our annual Lourdes Healing Mass at St Paschal’s Church Wavell Heights. We were led by our Magistral Chaplains Fathers David Pascoe and Gerard McMorrow, assisted by Fr James O’Donoghue. 17 Members [...]

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  • 18/08/2019

    Subpriory of the Immaculate Conception – Sydney Retreat

    Report by Daniel Kwok Each year, the Subpriory of The Immaculate Conception holds a summer retreat in Melbourne and a winter retreat in Sydney. Our winter retreat took place on 15th – 16th August at Canisius Centre of Spirituality in Pymble. The Centre provided us with a generous expanse of grounds much suited for reflection. [...]

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  • 14/08/2019

    Recounting your life as therapy for facing death with serenity

    In a life that is approaching its end you can have a hidden desire to tell your story, for yourself and for others. For this reason the Order of Malta’s volunteers in Victoria, Australia, have launched an apparently simple initiative, the Biography Program. “We just sit down and listen,” says Tanya, one of the numerous [...]

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  • 07/08/2019

    Maltacamp 2019

    The International Maltacamp (IMS) is something unique: young volunteers spend a week of holidays with physically and mentally impaired friends from around 20 countries in the world. The volunteers support, help and care for the young handicapped. Together, they experience extraordinary activities like rock climbing, luging, partying and paragliding. In August 2019, 500 participants from [...]

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  • 03/07/2019

    The Malteser International Annual Report 2018

    Malteser International is the humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. With over 100 projects annually in some 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, Malteser International has been standing by those affected by poverty, disease, conflict and disaster, helping them lead a healthy life with dignity – without distinction of [...]

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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.