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Order of Malta Australia


Standing room only at Lourdes Day Mass celebrations in Melbourne


The Order’s Victorian activities for 2012 ended on a triumphant note with the Lourdes Day Mass for the Sick and Frail at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Saturday 1st December 2012. The great Cathedral was standing room only and all of the 2000 packs were distributed. Our Conventual Chaplain ad honorum Dr Denis Hart concelebrated the Mass with the Dean and two of our Magistral Chaplains. His Grace blessed the entire Congregation with Lourdes water. Congratulations to Sauro Antonelli and his many helpers assisting him. Our thanks for the splendid and important role of the Archdiocese Development Office, in particular Barbara Kitchen and staff of their office. There was a strong presence of Volunteers including those from Newman College in their Order of Malta tabards and from Genazzano and Loreto Mandeville Hall in their school uniforms.

Report: Sir James Gobbo AC CVO KSG


Related articles: In pictures – Lourdes Day Mass celebrations in Sydney

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.