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Order of Malta Australia


Update from the Subpriory of the Immaculate Conception


Pictured left to right: Damian Benson, David Kissane, David Blackwell, Jennifer Dunlop, Daniel Kwok 

On 27th February 2020, at the Chapter of the Subpriory of the Immaculate Conception, the Regent and the Subpriory Council were elected for a term of six years.

The results were subsequently ratified by the Grand Master and the Sovereign Council in Rome on 2nd April 2020.

At a meeting on 16th April 2020, the Regent, Prof. David William Kissane, AC, KMG (Ob) and the Subpriory Council elected three councillors to serve as Vice Regent, Chancellor and Treasurer.

The members of the Subpriory Council supporting the Regent are:

Vice Regent: Confrère Damian Benson KMG (Ob)
Chancellor: Consoeur Dr Jennifer Dunlop DMG (Ob)
Treasurer: Confrère David Blackwell OAM RFD KMG (Ob)
Councillor: Confrère Anthony Gerada KMG (Ob)
Councillor: Confrère Daniel Kwok (Ob)

The Subpriory strives to be the spiritual core of our Association, with members committing to daily prayer and Mass. Recently, during this time of Covid-19, we have been praying the Rosary together fortnightly by digital connection to enhance our sense of collective prayer. The new Council is taking up the coordination of two Subpriory retreats each year, to which other members of the Australian Association are always welcome. The next one is at the Canisius Centre for Ignatian Spirituality, Pymble, NSW, from 27-29th August 2020, with the CER Day of Reflection coinciding on Saturday 29The August.”

Confrere David Kissane, Regent of the Subpriory of the Immaculate Conception

Confrère Anthony Gerada KMG (Ob)

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.