Maltese Association

Order of Malta


Council Delegation visits the Grand Master

December 15 2023 

A delegation of the Council is currently in Rome, where they presented HMEH the Grand Master with a Maltese lace Jabot prepared by a master Gozitan craftswoman, on Wednesday 13th December at 11:30.

The Grand Master, Fra’ John Dunlap, was also presented with a collection of majolica arborelli depicting the eight langues of the Order.

A relic of the Blessed Gerard, gifted by the Sisters of St Ursula, was also presented.

The Grand Master reciprocated by presenting an engraved silver plate to the President of the Maltese Association, HE Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, after the formal lunch at Palazzo Malta.

Thanks go to the Chancellor, Dr Michael Grech, who suggested this in the first place, to the Dowager Countess della Senia for commissioning the lace, and to Dr Pascal Demajo for commissioning the majolica. Thanks are also due to Mr Joe D’Amato for organising the framing of the relic.


That same evening, the delegation also hosted His Eminence Mario Cardinal Grech to an informal dinner, in one of the main restaurants in Rome.




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