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Order of Malta Australia


Order of Malta Mass from Lourdes


For the first time in over sixty years – the Sanctuary of Lourdes will not welcome the Order of Malta’s traditional international pilgrimage with the sick. This is a consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic, but it leaves even more a sense of deep regret in all those who would have participated from the five continents.

On Saturday 2 May – the day on which the Order of Malta’s Eucharistic Procession was scheduled – the Rector of the Sanctuary, Monsignor Olivier Ribadeau Dumas, celebrated the Masses at the Grotto of Massabielle, in memory of Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, who recently passed away, for the intentions of the members, pilgrims and Sick Lords.

This special gesture on the part of the Sanctuary and the priests of Lourdes, allowed the Order of Malta’s family to find themselves united again in front of the Grotto, especially at this time of great sadness over the passing of the Grand Master.

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.