Maltese Association

Order of Malta

2015 News

  • Fri 01/01/2016


    29th April – 3rd May 2016 Every month of May, nearly 4,000 Knights and Dames from all over the world travel to Lourdes to learn firsthand what belonging to the Order of Malta really means – devotion, service, and camaraderie. Dressed in distinctive uniforms and ministering to the sick and persons with special needs (referred […]

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  • Thu 31/12/2015

    Donation of Yoghurt

    A very generous benefactor of the Maltese Assocation donated 1,500 tubs of yoghurt. These were distributed to various religious institutions and economically challeged families on the afternoon of New Year’s eve. Much appreciation goes to our benevolent sponsors who in one way or another, unfailingly support the Maltese Association throughout the years and help us […]

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  • Tue 29/12/2015


      [su_quote cite=”Maya Angelou”]When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed[/su_quote]       A group of ‘Our Lords the Sick’ have been treated with a pleasant and relaxing afternoon at the luxurious Hotel Corinthia San Gorg in St Julians. Teas, coffees and other beverages together with a delicious spread of a variety […]

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  • Thu 24/12/2015

    Christmas Eve Mass

      Members and Volunteers of the Order and their families and friends gathered in Our Lady of Victory Church to celebrate Christmas Eve Mass. The Rev. Mgr Paul Vella celebrated Mass, and the Rev. Dun Karm Busuttil concelebrated. Kevin Dingli and Paul and Andrew Sultana lead the congregation in the singing of carols by providing […]

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  • Fri 11/12/2015

    Refugee crisis: the Order of Malta prepares for long term assistance programmes

      Ambassadors, presidents of Associations, Hospitallers of the Sovereign Order of Malta gathered in Rome on 11 December in the Magistral Villa on the Aventine to discuss the latest developments in the field of assistance to migrants and refugees. With its associations, embassies, relief, ambulance and volunteer corps, the Order of Malta’s involvement in activities […]

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  • Thu 10/12/2015


      A few members, this afternoon were happy to give some of their time to help prepare over a hundred hampers for socially and economically challenged families and religious institutions. Others contributed financial support, foodstuffs and toiletries towards this worthy cause. Once again, as in previous years, SMART Supermarkets provided the food bags, to whom […]

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  • Fri 04/12/2015

    First Friday Mass

    First Friday Mass was celebrated by the principal chaplain Rev. Mgr Lawrenece Gatt at Casa Lanfreducci. Rev. Mgr Victor Zammit McKeon and Canon Carmelo Busuttil concelebrated. Light refreshments followed. Captain Christophe Cluzel and some fellow officers from the French naval vessel ‘Forbin’, that was in Malta, attended the Mass. After Mass, Captain Cluzel very kindly […]

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  • Thu 03/12/2015


      Three hundred children from various child care programme centres, organisations and orphanages attended the Maltese Association annual Christmas Party that took place once again at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana. The Exhibition hall soon filled in with young children who spent the best part of the afternoon running around, dancing, singing and enjoying […]

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  • Sat 28/11/2015

    Advent Retreat

    The Advent retreat for members, prospective members, spouses and volunteers was held at St Joseph Convent, Tal-Virtu’ in Rabat on Saturday 28th November 2015. The preacher was the Rev. Fr Charles Tabone O.P. and the main theme of the retreat was “Come, Lord Jesus” (Apoc. 22-20). The first meditation was about Religion and Religiosity and […]

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  • Wed 25/11/2015

    Radisson Blue Resort – Lourdes Tea Party

      [su_quote cite=”Daniel Goleman”]True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.[/su_quote]       The dedicated catering staff of the Radisson Blue Resort laid out a delicious and generous spread of eats in one of the lovely rooms of this charming hotel which lies on the water’s […]

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  • Sat 21/11/2015

    Former Central Bank Governor becomes professed Knight of Malta

      The Maltese Association of the Sovereign Order of Malta is proud to announce that one of its members – Francis J. Vassallo – has become a Professed Knight of the Order. For the first time since 1798 a member of the Order of Malta has taken his vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience in […]

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  • Sat 07/11/2015

    Lourdes Reunion

      Members of the Order, helpers and Our Lords the Sick met for evening Mass on Saturday 7th November at the Tal Mirakli Hall for the Lourdes Pilgrimage 2015 Reunion. The Tal Mirakli hall provided a warm convivial atmosphere for the good number that assembled for Mass at 5.30 p.m. which was celebrated by Maltese […]

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  • Wed 28/10/2015

    Lourdes Patients Tea Party at XARA LODGE

      [su_quote cite=”Denis Waitley”] A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside [/su_quote]         The day started out with bright sunshine but by lunchtime we had rain accompanied by thunder! However we proceeded to Xara Lodge and true to their word […]

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  • Wed 21/10/2015

    Feast of St Ursula

      Holy Mass was celebrated on the Feast Day of St Ursula. The Nuns’ chaplain, Fr Anthony Chircop, was the main celebrant and was assisted by Mgr Lawrence Gatt and other Maltese Association chaplains and priests. Our nuns look forward to celebrating the feast of their patron saint, from year to year. All the preparations […]

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