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Order of Malta Australia


Walk with Christ 2023


On 11 June, members of the Order of Malta joined more than 10,000 Catholics in Sydney for the 2023 Walk with Christ Procession.

This annual Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Sydney exists to make a joyful public proclamation and act of worship towards the person of Jesus Christ (as King), and to invoke His blessing upon the city.

Starting in Martin Place, Sydney Auxiliary Bishops Daniel Meagher, Richard Umbers and Terence Brady took turns bearing the monstrance along the 1.3km route to St Mary’s Cathedral. The crowd was so big that as Our Lord arrived in the forecourt of St Mary’s Cathedral, the end of the tightly-packed procession was still marching past the Mint and Hyde Park Barracks.

Once the procession had entered into the forecourt, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP preached a fervorino on silence, song and proclamation—three responses Christians can give to God’s presence among us on Earth.

As Order of Malta Regional Hospitaller, Steve Christie explains, “It was wonderful to see Members of the Order and volunteers acknowledging Christ publicly, along with so many other faithful Catholics.  We plan to be part of – and organise – many more public professions of faith”.

View the gallery of images from this event. Images courtesy of Giovanni Portelli/The Catholic Weekly.

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.