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Order of Malta Australia

News

  • 01/02/2017

    February 2017 Newsletter is now available

    The Australian Association produces a Newsletter three times a year to share with Members and Supporters information about our Charitable Activities, events and International news. The February 2017 Newsletter edition is now available to download. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email your postal address to info@smom.org.au Alternatively, you can […]

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  • 18/01/2017

    Order of Malta Medical Clinic in Dili: Our biggest project to date

    As reported in our July 2016 newsletter, the Embassy of the Order of Malta in Timor Leste is about to open a medical clinic in Dili.   In a country where 1 in 6 children do not reach their 1st birthday due to treatable illnesses and malnutrition, the clinic will provide an opportunity to fulfil the […]

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  • 16/01/2017

    Gorman House: The next chapter

    Gorman House is part of St Vincent’s Hospital Alcohol and Drug Clinic and shelter to some of Sydney’s most marginalised and problematic population suffering from severe alcohol and drug problems. It consistently operates at full capacity and admits more than 1,500 residents each year. Demand continues to outstrip supply – for every person admitted, another […]

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  • 16/01/2017

    Q&A Interview with the Community Care Van Nurse

    In June 2015, an initiative by the NSW Branch commenced operation – the Order of Malta Community Care Van. The van is staffed by volunteer drivers who visit ‘hotspots’ around Sydney to distribute seasonal items to help protect those sleeping on the streets and a Nurse from St Vincent’s Hospital travels with them to offer […]

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  • 16/01/2017

    Over 3,500 babies born in the Order’s Bethlehem hospital in 2016

    2016 closes with a positive result for the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, run by the Order of Malta in Palestine since 1990.  During the year over 3,500 babies were born in this ancient stone convent, built by the Sisters of Charity at the end of the 19th century. The hospital has a staff of […]

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  • 16/01/2017

    Save the Date: Upcoming Celebrations, Pilgrimages and Fundraisers

    Lourdes Day Mass – Adelaide Saturday 11 February 10 am at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral   Coats for the Homeless Breakfast Thursday 30 March 7.30 am at The Brisbane Club Guest Speaker: Mr Damien Frawley, Chief Executive, Queensland Investment Corporation For further information, please contact the Qld Branch Chair, Hon Justice Martin Daubney, at martin.daubney@outlook.com […]

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  • 16/01/2017

    In pictures: Lourdes Day Mass Sydney 2016

    On Saturday 3 December 2016, Lourdes Day Mass celebrations were held in Sydney. The Lourdes Day mass is an important event for the Order of Malta with Branches organising annual celebrations each year. The celebrations are open to all but those who are sick or facing health challenges and wanting good health are particularly encouraged […]

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  • 21/12/2016

    QLD Branch Christmas Mass and Dinner 2016

    On 13 December 2016 saw the Queensland Branch of the Order of Malta celebrate a Christmas Mass and Dinner with The Most Reverend Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane, our Magistral Chaplains, family and friends. Present with our Knights, Dames and Young Volunteers were the National President, Confrere Dr. Ian Marshall, Mr David Slater, member of […]

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  • 14/12/2016

    Syria: Major concern for civil population in Aleppo

    Malteser International distributes tents and blankets in Idlib Reports from the ongoing advance of the Syrian Armed Forces in East Aleppo indicate that the government offensive is taking place amidst a pattern of disregard for human rights and international law. “The situation is highly threatening, and the extent of the human suffering taking place is […]

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  • 08/12/2016

    Video: St Patrick’s Cathedral fills for the annual Lourdes Mass

    Article by melbournecatholic.org.au Sunday 4 December 2016 Media and Communications Office. Archbishop of Melbourne Dens Hart was principal celebrant again this year, for the annual Lourdes Day Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne.   Concelebrating with the Archbishop were Bishop Terry Curtin, Fr Brian Boyle, Fr Joe Caddy, Fr Gerald O’Collins SJ, and Fr […]

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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.