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Order of Malta Australia


Roses in Rome


Member, Leonie Harle, visited the Grand Magistry at the end of August to deliver one of our Our Lady of Philermos Roses. She was then invited to attend its planting in the rose garden at the Magistral Villa the following day.

The Our Lady of Philermos Rose project directly aligns with the mission of the Order of Malta. It has both spiritual significance and offers hands-on engagement with our Lords poor and sick.

Volunteers will distribute roses to patients in palliative care facilities, care homes and hospitals. The charitable act of gifting the rose, and the interaction with volunteers, intends to bring the recipients comfort and joy.

A limited number of roses are available for purchase with all profits will be invested back into the project.

Roses plants can be purchased from

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.