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Order of Malta Australia


Over 50 Members attend Spiritual Formation Webinar by Chaplain Fr James McCarthy


Report by Joseph Grogan

On Saturday July 24, Magistral Chaplain Fr James McCarthy hosted our first “Hour of  Reflection with a Chaplain” webinar. It was attended by over 50 Members, Candidates and friends of the Order of Malta in Australia, Hong Kong and Japan.

The presentation “Postures for Prayer” demystified the Spiritual, Scriptural and historical roots underscoring our physical worship movements during the Liturgy, Investitures, and private prayer.

Fr McCarthy deepened upon Biblical references, family memories and art to illuminate the humility and reverence imbued in our worship movements. He encouraged us to be mindful of how the ritualistic acts of standing, sitting and kneeling in prayer, draw us closer to God. Prayer is spiritual, intellectual and physical.

With strong positive feedback from attendees, more “Hour of Reflection with a Chaplain” sessions will follow.

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.