Maltese Association

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2020 News

  • Fri 25/12/2020

    Happy Christmas 2020

    The Adoration of the Magi Reverse of Pope Pius V (1566-72) Anno VI medal, engraved by Federicus Parmensis, Opus Bonzagi, private collection   May you have a Happy Holy Christmas filled with God’s Blessing           

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  • Wed 23/12/2020

    Christmas message of the Lieutenant of Grand Master

    Dear confreres and consoeurs, dear volunteers and supporters of the Order of Malta around the world, what we are about to experience is a Christmas very different from all the others. It is usually a time of sharing and of being close to our loved ones, especially the elderly and the sick. Christmas this year […]

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  • Sat 12/12/2020


    An Investiture and Awards Ceremony at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta was held on Saturday 12 December 2020 during Holy Mass celebrated by HG Mgr Charles Scicluna Metropolitan Archbishop of Malta, Conventual Chaplain Grand Cross ad honorem.     The ceremony was presided by HE Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, President of the Maltese Association. […]

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  • Sat 12/12/2020

    Virtual Morning of Recollection

    A virtual morning of recollection this year replaced our usual Advent Retreat due to the pandemic restrictions currently in force. The Rev. Prof. Hector Scerri led us in a couple of hours of Advent reflection, from 9:30 am. The theme of the recollection was “Journeying towards the Nativity of Our Lord: Come Lord Jesus Christ, […]

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  • Wed 09/12/2020

    Holy Mass of thanksgiving at St John’s co-Cathedral

    His Eminence Mario, Cardinal Grech was the main celebrant in a thanksgiving Mass at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta on Wednesday 9th December. Cardinal Grech is the third Cardinal in Maltese history and has been assigned to the titular Basilica of Saint Cosmas and Damian in Rome. The Metropolitan Archbishop of Malta Mgr Charles Scicluna, […]

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  • Thu 12/11/2020

    Fourth World Day of the Poor

    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOURTH WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 15 November 2020 “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7:32) “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7:32). Age-old wisdom has proposed these words as a sacred rule to be followed in life. Today these words remain as […]

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  • Mon 09/11/2020

    Fra’ Ruy Villas-Boas Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice

    One of the first official acts of the new Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Marco Luzzago, was to confer the title of Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice on Fra’ Ruy Gonçalo do Valle Peixoto de Villas-Boas, Grand Commander.     Fra’ Marco Luzzago – elected yesterday by the Council Complete of State – warmly […]

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  • Sun 01/11/2020

    Archbishop Silvano Tomasi new Special Delegate to the Sovereign Order of Malta

    Pope Francis today appointed Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Apostolic Nuncio, Special Delegate to the Sovereign Order of Malta. The Special Delegate will be the interlocutor for the Order’s government in the reform process of its Constitutional Charter and Code. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has also been instructed to receive the oath of the person who will be […]

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  • Tue 27/10/2020

    Annual General Meeting

      The Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 27 October at 6.00pm. Due to the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was a historic virtual meeting with a large number of members actively participating from their homes.   The President, Chancellor and Hospitaller, together with the Communications Officer were the only members […]

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  • Thu 24/09/2020

    International Bioethics Conference

      Bioethics and the Five Senses: Between Clinical Practice and Metaphors   La bioetica ed i cinque sensi: tra clinica pratica e metafore University of Malta 1-4 October 2020 Due to Covid-19, this conference will take place via video conferencing.     Aim of the conference Bioethics is an increasingly important academic subject which invites […]

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  • Thu 24/09/2020

    Inauguration of Blessed Gerard Residence

    The Blessed Gerard Residence for single migrant mothers and their minor children, a new project of the Maltese Association’s peripheral organisation the Maltese Cross Corps,  was officially inaugurated on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 by His Grace the Archbishop of Malta Mgr. Charles J. Scicluna who blessed the premises at Guardamangia and uncovered the commemorative plaque, […]

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  • Tue 15/09/2020

    Votive Lamp Pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Grotto

    The annual Votive Lamp Pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat, was held on Tuesday 15 September at 5:30pm. This year the attendees were limited to conform with the health guidelines regarding the pandemic. Archpriest Louis Suban officiated the proceedings that commenced in the Sanctuary of St. Publius, during which religious readings and the history […]

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