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Order of Malta Australia


RECORDING: An Hour of Reflection with Fr Joshua Scott


RECORDING – Reflection with Fr Joshua Scott – 29 Jun 2024

On Saturday, Fr Joshua Scott, our much beloved chaplain in ACT tells us that he has taped on his kneeler five words to help him be alert to how he balances his prayer life with the five ways of praying – ADORATION, THANKSGIVING, REPENTANCE, INTERCESSION, PETITION (A TRIP)

While we all pray in these five ways, each with a different motivation, there is a skew towards petitioning Our Lord to help us in the issues we confront in our lives. Nothing wrong with that. But balance is needed.

We tend also to miss out on a proper daily (nightly) Examination of Conscience while knowing that we are all sinners, and need to repent. Fr Josh recommends that we go to Confession regularly, preferably at least once a month.

There are also opportunities for Adoration in many Churches, some available 24/7. How great an honour to be in front of the Blessed Sacrament extending our relationship with God.

Fr Josh said that one place where all five ways of praying are found is at Holy Mass. You could work that out yourself.

The Divine Office, the Prayer of the Church, ranging across the Psalms, also contains the five ways of praying. Members in Obedience are obliged to pray parts of the Divine Office, especially Lauds, Vespers and Compline. The Divine Office is conveniently found in Universalis, a highly popular and content-rich App.

Here is a recording link for members and friends who were not able to attend this practical session from Fr Joshua Scott:

Reflection with Fr Joshua Scott – 29 Jun 2024

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.