Maltese Association

Order of Malta



December 12 2020 

An Investiture and Awards Ceremony at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta was held on Saturday 12 December 2020 during Holy Mass celebrated by HG Mgr Charles Scicluna Metropolitan Archbishop of Malta, Conventual Chaplain Grand Cross ad honorem.



The ceremony was presided by HE Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, President of the Maltese Association.

After the sermon, the Chancellor, Dr Michael Grech, read the Authorisation approving the Promotions and Admissions in the Third Class of the Order, the assignment of an Award in the Order pro Merito Melitensi and of the Medaglie di Benemerenza for loyal participation in the Lourdes Pilgrimage, approved by the late Grand Master Fra Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto.

HG the Archbishop blessed the insignia and led the congregation in the singing of the “Veni Creator Spiritus”, following which the ceremony began.

Conferment of the Medaglia di Benemerenza per il Pellegrinaggo di Lourdes

Dr Fransina Abela

Mr Maurice Abela

Mr Andre Cauchi

Mr Peter Critien

Dr Jeanine Giglio

Ms Joanne Spiteri

Ms Catherine Wismayer

Conferment of the Cross of Commander of the Order pro Merito Melitensi

HE Mr Roberto Buontempo,

Lieutenant of the Maltese Lieutenancy of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre

Admissions as Donati of Devotion

Professor Alexander Felice

Ms Roberta Gabaretta

Ms Paula Pace

Ms Daria von Weyhausen

Admissions as Magistral Chaplains

Reverend Canon Antoine Borg

Reverend Dr Stefan Attard

Passage to Knights of Magistral Grace

Mr Joseph D’Amato

Mr Noel Busuttil Naudi

Passage to Dame of Magistral Grace

Ms Victoire Borg Manche

At the end of the Mass the President read the Prayer of the Order and the singing of the Salve Regina concluded the event.

The photos of the ceremony can be seen at the link below.



'Casa Lanfreducci’ - 2, Pjazza Jean de Valette, Valletta VLT 1104, Malta