Maltese Association

Order of Malta

2013 News

  • Fri 07/06/2013

    Centenary Celebrations of the 1913 Eucharistic Congress

      The Archbishop’s Curia organised a ceremony to celebrate the centenary of the historic Eucharistic Congress which was held in Malta in the year 1913. A Solemn Mass was celebrated in St George’s Square, Valletta, led by the Bishops of Malta and Gozo. The Association was invited and honoured to participate in this event, as […]

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  • Sun 02/06/2013

    Feast of Corpus Christi

    Pontifical High Mass in celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi was be held at St John’s CoCathedral. The main celebrant was His Grace the Archbishop, Mgr Paul Cremona, who lead a procession of the Blessed Sacrament after the Mass through the main streets of Valletta. The ceremony ended with benediction.  

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  • Sat 25/05/2013

    Annual Pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary, Gozo

      The Maltese Association of the Order of Malta held its Annual Pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary in Gozo on Saturday 25th May where about 250 patients and elderly from Malta and Gozo were accompanied by members of the Order and volunteers to spend a lovely day together. The weather was beautiful and the sea […]

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  • Sun 19/05/2013

    Annual Votive Lamp Pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Grotto

    Once again members of Maltese Association joined in the Votive Lamp procession in Rabat. This tradition had started in 1960 when Grand Master Fra Angelo de Moyana, accompanied by the Maltese Association, presented to St Paul’s Grotto a silver votive lamp in the form of a galley of the Order. As in previous years, the […]

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  • Fri 03/05/2013

    Maltese Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes

      3rd – 7th May   [su_custom_gallery source=”media: 7404,7392,7393,7403″ limit=”4″ link=”lightbox” width=”320″ height=”240″ title=”never”]     Maltese Association Pilgrimage Director Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata It was once again an immense pleasure and a great honour to chair the organizing committee of the Maltese Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes. I am particularly fortunate to be part […]

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  • Thu 25/04/2013

    Lourdes Preparation Mass

    With the Lourdes Pilgrimage taking place in a few days, Patients, helpers and pilgrims gathered at St Ursula’s Monastery in Valletta for a special Mass in preparation for Lourdes. Before Holy Mass, Personnel met the Pilgrimage Director Marchesino de Petri Testaferrata who in brief pointed out the overall responsibilities. He also spoke about the various […]

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  • Fri 22/03/2013

    Maltese Association Lenten Retreat

    22nd – 24th March Maltese Association had a spiritual treat in March with a three day Lenten Retreat – between 22nd and 24th of March. Two of our members had an extra two days and one other member a further three days as he aspires for the first Class of the Order. We were lucky […]

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  • Tue 19/03/2013

    Corporate Responsibility Day at Fra Diegu Home Hamrun

    19th March is the Feast of St Joseph Worker. Funnily enough nobody in Malta works on this day…except perhaps those who decide to offer their work free of charge to help others. Members of Maltese Association joined some employees of ten major companies in Malta to offer their services : whitewashing, painting, clearing, cleaning, gardening, […]

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  • Sun 17/02/2013

    Friends of the Order Fundraising Lunch

    Friends of the Order held their first annual fund-raising curry lunch this year at The Coastline Hotel on Sunday, 17th February 2013. It was a great success with over 85 members, friends and family attending. Many thanks go to the ladies who prepared delicious cakes, biscuits and kwarezimal and to the management and staff for […]

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  • Wed 13/02/2013

    Ash Wednesday at St Lawrence Collegiate Church – Birgu

      In line with tradition the Archpriest and Collegiate Chapter of the St Lawrence Church in Birgu invited the Order to participate in the Ash Wednesday service. Members of the Maltese Association gathered in the Santa Scolastica Monastery at 6.00 p.m. for the translation of the revered Reliquary of the Holy Face of Christ in […]

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  • Sat 09/02/2013

    The Maltese Association’s Rome Experience

      Well over fifty members and volunteers of the Association joined 5,000 others who congregated in Rome for the historic celebration of the 900th anniversary of the Papal Bolla Pie Postulatio Voluntatis. Granted in 1113 by Pope Paschal II, this unique document, which is conserved in Malta’s own National Library, extended official recognition to our […]

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  • Thu 07/02/2013

    Inauguration of the Order of Malta’s Working Conference

    Rome 7 February – Fra’ Matthew Festing, Grand Master: ‘We seize this opportunity to share experiences and to learn from each other.’ The International Conference of the Order of Malta opened today in Rome, the first of two days of meetings around themes central to the Order – spirituality, communications, diplomacy. The Order’s heads of […]

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  • Sun 03/02/2013

    2013 Maltese Association Lourdes Pilgrimage Application

      Lourdes applications forms have now been mailed. Anyone wishing to join the pilgrimage should apply on the prescribed form a copy of which can be downloaded from by selecting this web address.  The Maltese Association Annual Lourdes Pilgrimage has grown in recent years, with a contingent which now numbers around three hundred participants. We […]

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