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Order of Malta Australia


World Day of the Poor 2022: Order of Malta serve vulnerable in Brisbane through ECM


For World Day of the Poor 13 November 2022, our Order of Malta Volunteers (OMV) arrived early Sunday morning at the Emmanuel City Mission (ECM) homeless sanctuary. We were immediately greeted by over 10 people waiting outside for the centre to open. So we happily went to work preparing the free breakfast of toast, cereal. tea and coffee, and delicious donuts and muffins, donated by the Order of Malta members. Over 50 people in need were served over the course of 5 hours. Including a free sausage sizzle BBQ lunch provided to hungry and thankful arrivals, who were happy to chat. Attendees were also grateful for over 20 donated books on faith, film and personal growth, to help build the ECM library. Caroline, an OMV team leader, reflected on the 2022 theme of For your sakes Christ became poor (cf. 2 Cor 8:9). “The resilience of the human spirit is a true sign of God’s touch and solidarity in our lives. We see in the people’s smiles how Christ inspires strength and hope through unwavering love”.

To register your interest in caring for people in need through OMV:

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.