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Order of Malta Australia


Order of Malta in Brisbane begin New Year serving vulnerable through ECM


Report by Joseph Grogan KMG

Beyond Covid-Omicron variables, the North Eastern Regional Hospitaller and six Order of Malta Members and Volunteers (OMV) commenced the New Year by resuming our fortnightly service at the Emmanuel City Mission (ECM) homeless sanctuary.

Across Sunday’s five hour outreach, our team prepared and served a very welcome free breakfast and BBQ lunch, and accommodated requests for key items, including clothing for a shirtless patron.

Members and friends of the Order donated food items and quality clothing to ECM, as we also do for the Angel’s Kitchen outreach in Southport Catholic Parish.

We shared friendly and insightful conversations with over 40 regular and new ECM attendees.

An attendee who had slept the previous night in a public park deeply appreciated the warm welcome at ECM.

Along with a steadying warm drink and meal, he gratefully received donated essentials including clothes, a TFD dental pack and backpack with care items, and a pillow and sheet to catch up on sleep in the back of the Chapel.

ECM also offers free shower and washing facilities.

ECM Director Roby Curtis Jr provided a printed contact list of key services available to vulnerable people in Brisbane. The attendee’s relief was palpable, “I came to the right place. Thank you, really, thank you”.

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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.