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Order of Malta Australia


Order of Malta Anniversary Mass in Adelaide


On 15th February a special mass was held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Adelaide to the 900th Anniversary of the foundation of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and Malta, as a Religious Order by Pope Paschal II.

The mass recognised the many Saints and Blessed of the Order and was celebrated by Archbishop Philip Wilson, the Chief Chaplain of the Australian Association and Conventual Chaplain ad honorem.

In addition to Members of the Australian Association being in attendance, Knights of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, the Knights of the Southern Cross and the members of the Church Communities, also joined this special celebration.

 Image courtesy of the Southern Cross.

Listen to Archbishop Wilson’s homily – 2013-02-15 Mass for 900th Anniv of Knights of Malta

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.