Maltese Association

Order of Malta

2019 News

  • Thu 02/05/2019

    Maltese Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019

      Preface Like every year on the first weekend in May, some 7400 people, including over 1300 malades, peacefully invaded the Marian sanctuary on the foothills of the Pyrenees for the most important of the Order’s pilgrimages. Below is a collection of experiences   Pilgrims   My son’s volunteering with the cadets in this year’s […]

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  • Thu 25/04/2019

    Holy Mass in Preparation for the Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019

    Holy Mass in preparation for the forthcoming Lourdes Pilgrimage was celebrated by Mgr Lawrence Gatt, Principal Chaplain of the Maltese Association, at St. Ursula Monastery in Valletta. Mgr Gatt focused on one of the Eight Beatitudes ‘Blessed are the poor for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’ in his homily.  He also spoke about the […]

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  • Thu 25/04/2019

    Birgu Social Event 25/4/2019

      The Maltese Association of the Order of Malta, in conjunction with the Volunteers of the Order, assisted at a social event organised by Caritas HelpAge Vittoriosa at the Birgu Youth Centre on Thursday 25th  April 2019.   Members of both organisations, lead by the Hospitaller, who were also joined by a number of young […]

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  • Tue 23/04/2019

    MAPFRE MSV Life plc supports Lourdes Pilgrimage

    MAPFRE MSV Life plc, celebrating its 25th anniversary of operations, is once again donating towards the participation of the Maltese Association of the Sovereign Order of Malta at the Order’s annual international pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes.   The Maltese Association of the Order, which participates in the pilgrimage each year, […]

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  • Sat 20/04/2019

    Easter comes to SAMOC

    Patients undergoing treatment at the Day Ward of Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre were given a special Easter treat on Holy Saturday.   The Hospitaller Dr. Kevin F. Dingli, accompanied by his daughter Louisa Dingli, whose turn of duty it happened to be that day on the refreshment trolley service, distributed a small Cadbury chocolate […]

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  • Sun 07/04/2019

    Familiarisation Lunch – Costa del Sol Restaurant, Mellieha – 7/04/2019

    A group of close to two hundred persons comprising a number of Our Lords the Sick who will be joining the Maltese Association on the forthcoming annual International Pilgrimage of the Order of Malta to Lourdes, various of their relatives and friends, several pilgrims as well as an abundance of volunteers and members of the […]

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  • Sat 06/04/2019

    Site Visit to Alberto Marvelli Shelter for Homeless Youth 6 April 2019

    On Saturday 6 April 2019 the President of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta, Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, visited the Alberto Marvelli Shelter for Homeless Youth in Paola, Malta where works are now at a very advanced stage of completion. He was accompanied by the Hospitaller, Dr. Kevin F. Dingli, as well […]

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  • Sun 24/03/2019

    XXVII International Hospitallers’ Conference in Rome

      The Hospitaller Dr. Kevin F. Dingli participated at the XXVII International Hospitallers’ Conference which was hosted by the Italian Association and held at its San Giovanni Battista Hospital in Rome between 21 – 24 March 2019.     Following the celebration of Holy Mass by the Order’s Prelate, H.E. Mgr. Jean Lafitte as main celebrant, the […]

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  • Sun 17/03/2019

    Annual Lenten Spiritual Retreat

    The Maltese Association held its annual live-in Lenten Spiritual Retreat at the Jesuits’ Manresa Retreat House, on the outskirts of Victoria, Gozo, from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March 2019. The retreat was guided by Prof. Edward Warrington, member of the Christian Life Community and Centre for Ignatian Spirituality. Throughout the retreat, Prof. Warrington took […]

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  • Sat 09/03/2019

    Children’s Film Outing

    Our annual Children’s Film event was this year held on Saturday, 9th March 2019 at the Empire Cinema, Bugibba. Over 100 children hailing from various parts of the Island were treated to a viewing of the action packed film of The Kid who will be King. The children had a very enjoyable afternoon and were […]

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  • Wed 06/03/2019

    Ash Wednesday Mass

    Various Members of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta led by Vice President Major Ray Miller responded to the traditional invitation extended to them by Archpriest Canon Karm Busuttil and the Collegiate Chapter of St. Lawrence Collegiate Church in Birgu to join in the liturgical celebration of Ash Wednesday, marking the commencement of […]

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  • Fri 01/03/2019

    Presentation on the Shelter for Homeless Youth Project

    On Friday 1 March 2019 Mr. Bryan Magro, President of the National Federation of Past Pupils and Friends of Don Bosco, was invited to deliver a presentation to Members and Volunteers on the Alberto Marvelli Shelter for Homeless Youth Project in Paola which the Maltese Association is undertaking in partnership with the Federation.   The […]

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  • Sat 16/02/2019

    Family Fun Day at Playmobil Fun Park

    The Maltese Association once again hosted the annual Family Fun Day Event on Saturday 16th February 2019. The event was held at the Playmobil Fun Park at Hal-Far, providing a magical setting for adults and children alike. A total number of 200 adults and children were hosted by the Association and had a marvellous day. […]

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  • Mon 11/02/2019

    International Day Of The Sick

    The commemorated the International Day of the Sick on Monday 11th February 2019.   For the second year running, in compliance with the wishes expressed by the Grand Hospitaller for all National Associations of the Order of Malta to honour this special day giving witness to the Order’s charisma, a number of Our Lord the […]

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