Maltese Association

Order of Malta


Advent Retreat 25-11-2023

November 25 2023 

The annual Advent Spiritual retreat for members, prospective members, spouses and volunteers was held on Saturday 25 November at the St Joseph Retreat House in Rabat.

The main theme of the retreat was “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14).

The Introductory Prayers – Lauds – were led by the Principal Chaplain, Fr Brendan M. Gatt, Conventual Chaplain ad honorem.

Rev. Dr Nicholas J. Doublet was the Preacher and his reflections were based on the Order’s charismas Tuitio FideiDefense of the Faith (“We have seen his glory…”) and Obsequium pauperumHospitality (“Made his dwelling among us”).

There was time allotted for personal prayer and confessions were heard in between the talks.

Holy Mass was celebrated in the afternoon and the reflection was on Living Advent with our Lady of Philermos.

At the end of the retreat, the Vice-President, Major Raymond Miller, thanked Rev. Dr. Nicholas Doublet for his excellent talks and presented him with a token on behalf of the participants.

Our thanks also go the Mother Superior of St Joseph Retreat House in Rabat and to confrère Chris Galea for organizing the event.

More photos are available at the gallery below:



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