CEREMONY OF INVESTITURE AND AWARDS
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.