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Order of Malta Australia


Northern Territory Chief Justice receives the Cross Pro Merito Melitensi


A Mass was recently celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral in Darwin to honour the current Northern Territory Chief Justice and bestow upon him the Cross Pro Merito Melitensi which had been granted by Sovereign Council in 2017.

The Order pro Merito Melitensi is the order of merit of the Order of Malta, established in 1920. It is awarded to recipients who have brought honour to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, promoted Christian values and charity as defined by the Roman Catholic Church.

Chief Justice Michael Grant QC received the Cross for his work in the law and for his commitment to the principles of the order of Tuitio Fidei and Obsequium Pauperum. He is a long standing friend of the Order in the Territory and has lent his reputation and his time in furthering the aims of the Order in his professional and in his personal life.

He was accompanied in the Mass by his wife Marita and Courtney, (one of their two daughters.)

The mass was concelebrated by our Magistral Chaplain Father Malcom Fyfe MSC, Father Tom Jose CMI and our Conventual Chaplain Ad honorem Bishop Eugene Hurley.

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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.