This website uses technical and assimilated cookies as well as user-profiling third party cookies in a grouped format to simplify online navigation and to protect the use of services. To find out more or to refuse consent to the use of one or any of the cookies, click here. Closing this banner, browsing this page or clicking on anything will be taken as consent to the use of cookies.


Order of Malta Australia


Upcoming Lourdes Day Mass Celebrations


In the first weekend of May every year, Members of the Order from all over the world travel to Lourdes to accompany the sick and disabled to pray and bathe in the holy waters. Because the journey to France is often arduous and expensive many Australians are unable to make the pilgrimage. Consequently, Members of the Order have tried to bring Lourdes to the malades (the sick) in Australia at annual Lourdes Day Mass celebrations.

The mass, which distributes Lourdes water and anoints the sick, is celebrated in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane and is open to everyone.

‘This event is a manifestation of the Order’s commitment to serve the sick and the poor” explains Communications Manager, Michelle Rees. “It is one way Members of the Order fulfill their mission to nurture, witness and protect the faith and of serving the poor and the sick representing the Lord.”

The dates and locations of this special mass are as follows:

Victoria – 1st December 2012 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Sydney – 1st December 2012 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 10am

Perth – Mass to be rescheduled in the New Year. Please continue to visit the website for details.

Adelaide – date in February 2013 TBC

Brisbane –  date in May 2013 TBC

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.