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  • Sun 26/03/2023

    London hosts the 29th International Hospitaller Conference

      The Hospitaller of the Maltese Association, Dr. Kevin F. Dingli, participated at the 29th International Hospitaller’s Conference which was held in London between 25 – 26 March 2023. The Hospitaller also represented the Maltese Association at the General Assembly of Malteser International which was held in the afternoon of the preceeding day, where new […]

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  • Fri 24/03/2023

    Order of Malta National Art Exhibition

    The Maltese Association of the Order of Malta, a registered Voluntary Organisation, No. 1885, is holding a ‘National Art Exhibition’, at St John’s Cavalier, in Valletta, by  kind permission of H.E. Prince Augusto Ruffo di Calabria, the Order’s Ambassador to Malta. All artists living in Malta and Gozo were welcome to participate. Prospective participants had […]

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  • Wed 22/03/2023

    Pre-launch of the Exhibition

      The Pre-launch of the Order of Malta National Art exhibition was a great event in terms of PR as well as a fund-raising event for the Association.   The exhibition itself a milestone in our Association activities in it’s appeal to the Maltese nation, in terms of what the Maltese Artistic community offers to […]

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  • Sun 12/03/2023

    Lenten Retreat

      The Lenten retreat of the Maltese Association was held at Manresa Retreat House in Victoria, Gozo, from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 March 2023. The retreat was held in English and was guided by the Principal Chaplain, Fr. M. Brendan Gatt. .   The theme of the retreat was Holy Ground: Where God meets […]

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  • Wed 22/02/2023

    Ash Wednesday Holy Mass

      Various Members and volunteers of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta lead by the President, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, responded to the invitation extended to them by Archpriest Canon Karm Busuttil and the Collegiate Chapter of St. Lawrence Collegiate Church in Birgu, to join in the very special liturgy of Ash […]

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  • Sat 11/02/2023

    The International Day of the Sick 2023

      As was customary before the recent pandemic, on the anniversary of the first Appartion of Our Lady to Bernadette in Lourdes, the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta commemorated the International Day of the Sick, once again on 11th February, with a Mass celebrated by Fr Savio Vella, Chaplain of The Order, at […]

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  • Fri 03/02/2023

    Investiture and Promotion Ceremony – 3 February 2023

    Holy Mass was celebrated by the Order’s Principal Chaplain, the Rev. Canon Brendan Gatt, in the Oratory of St John’s Co-Cathedral on Friday, 3rd February at 18.30hrs. The President, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, assisted by the Chancellor, Dr Michael Grech, presided over the investiture ceremony during the Mass.     The following individuals were […]

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  • Sat 28/01/2023


    Fra’ John Dunlap: “The new Sovereign Council will prove to be strategic in facing today’s great challenges”. The Extraordinary Chapter General, presided over by the Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ John Dunlap and Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, Special Delegate of the Pope, elected all the members of the Sovereign Council, who will remain in […]

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  • Wed 25/01/2023


    Pope Francis: “Thank you because you make yourself available to our brothers and sisters in need”. The Extraordinary General Chapter of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta kicks off today in a religious structure on the outskirts of Rome, after a few days of spiritual reflections. It is presided over by the Lieutenant of the Grand […]

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  • Thu 15/12/2022

    Presentation of Christmas Hampers

    The President Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, on behalf of the Maltese Association, formally presented the traditional Christmas Hampers containing foodstuffs and other essentials to representatives of various Charitable Institutes: St Joseph Home Zejtun; Missionaries of Charity; Emigrants Commision; St Rita Home Tarxien; St Patrick`s Home; St Theresa Home Zurrieq; Dar Theresa Spinelli and the Dominican […]

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  • Thu 24/11/2022

    Archbishop’s Tenth Anniversary

    The President and Council of the Maltese Association were invited by HG the Metropolitan Archbishop of Malta, Charles Jude Scicluna, to Mass to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination at St John’s co-Cathedral in Valletta. The President Malta, Dr George Vella, and Mrs Vella, the Prime Minister Robert Abela, Chief Justice Mark Chetcuti, […]

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  • Sun 20/11/2022

    Volunteers’ Fund-Raising Lunch

    The Volunteers Of The Order had their Fund-Raising Autumn Lunch today at Villa Arrigo, San Pawl Tat-Targa. This well attended event started at 12:00 with Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Savio Vella sdb. After Mass, delicious appetisers: Olives wrapped in puff pastry; Sausages with honey and mustard; Caramelised onion & cheddar bites, together with a […]

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  • Sat 12/11/2022

    Advent Retreat

      The annual advent retreat for members, prospective members, spouses and volunteers was held today at St Joseph Retreat House in Rabat. The day’s retreat started with the Introductory Prayers – Lauds – led by the preacher Fr. Savio Vells, SDB, whose talks were extremely interesting and appreciated by all. The main theme of the retreat was […]

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  • Sat 22/10/2022

    National Associations Presidents’ Meeting in Krakow

    The meeting of the presidents of the Order of Malta’s national associations was held in Krakow, Poland, from 19 to 22 October.  Present were twenty-four presidents (or their representatives) of the national associations of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Cuba, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Holland, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Scandinavia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, […]

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  • Sat 15/10/2022

    International Day of the Order – Ta’ Pinu Pilgrimage

    The Maltese Association’s National Pilgrimage to the most revered Shrine of Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu at Gharb, Gozo, was resuscitated on Saturday 15th October 2022 after a gap of just over 3 years caused by the terrible pandemic that was COVID-19 which just like with so many other activities had disrupted this cherished hospitaller […]

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