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Order of Malta Australia

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  • 14/12/2015

    Annual Lourdes Day Mass fills St Patrick’s Cathedral

    Tuesday 8 December 2015 Article from: Media and Communications Office, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne ON SATURDAY, 5 December, a full St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne joined the celebration of the Lourdes Day Mass. The Mass was concelebrated by Archbishop Denis Hart, along with Auxiliary Bishop Terry Curtin and four other priests. The Lourdes Day mass […]

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  • 10/12/2015

    This Christmas Help Take the Heat off the Homeless

    A new initiative by Knights and Dames of the NSW Order of Malta has begun delivering water and sun-protection, to the Sydney’s rough sleepers during the summer months. The weekly service will be provided by Order volunteers and a trained nurse, provided by St Vincent’s Hospital, to administer healthcare to those living on the street. […]

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  • 06/11/2015

    The Order of Malta's Ongoing Global Response to the Refugee Crisis

    In 2014, approximately 207,000 refugees and migrants made their way across the Mediterranean to reach Europe. The medical teams of the Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps have been aiding migrants on board the Coastguard and Customs Officers’ patrol boats in the southern Mediterranean since 2008 and in the first half of this year, almost 30,000 […]

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  • 22/10/2015

    Nepalese earthquake: 6 months on, unrest and approaching winter worsen the situation

    Malteser International provides aid to 70,000 people Faced with the onset of winter, Malteser International is preparing further aid measures for the districts of Sindhupalchok and Kavre, northeast of the capital. “Nepali weather forecasters are saying that there is a severe winter coming,” explains Arno Coerver, the Malteser International Country Coordinator in Kathmandu, “During the […]

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  • 09/10/2015

    Order of Malta commemorates the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta

    Article: Anthony Gerada Four hundred and fifty years have passed since the momentous historic event, when Jean de Valette led his troops and the Maltese militia and populace in the defence of the islands of Malta and, indeed, Europe’s southern borders, against an armed invasion. To commemorate the occasion, Knights and Dames of the Order […]

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  • 09/10/2015

    Helping refugees suffering from trauma

    Most of the time they have left their homes carrying nothing but the bare essentials; but their burden is often amongst the heaviest. A study by the Technical University of Munich has shown that almost a third of all refugee children coming from Syria are psychologically strained, and that every fifth child suffers from a […]

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  • 09/10/2015

    The Order of Malta increases its efforts to assist refugees arriving in Europe

    Refugee relief in Europe and the Middle East “In these dramatic times in which wars and terrorism are spreading throughout the Middle East and Africa, millions of people are forced to flee and seek refuge in Europe,” said the Sovereign Order of Malta’s Grand Chancellor, Albrecht Boeselager. “Inspired by the principles of solidarity and the […]

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  • 08/10/2015

    Nurse volunteer in Timor-Leste – account by Carly Hyland

    My sister, Sammy and I are both registered nurses who work within the cardiothoracic Intensive care unit for St Vincents hospital Sydney. Nursing is a profession that can take you all around the world, giving you the ability to broaden your care to other countries and nations in need. My sister and I were both […]

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  • 08/10/2015

    October 2015 Newsletter is now available to download

    Download a copy of our October 2015 Newsletter: Alternatively, read the articles online: Same sex marriage: Evolution or deconstruction of marriage and the family? Monsoon flooding in South and South East Asia – Disaster Risk Reduction Q&A with Community Care Van Volunteer, Paul Bettar Timor Plaza Order of Malta Medical Clinic – update Nurse Volunteer […]

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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.