Maltese Association

Order of Malta

2021 News

  • Fri 24/12/2021

    Christmas Eve Mass

    Christmas Eve Mass was celebrated at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta exclusively for members, volunteers and their families at 8.00 pm, with the kind permission of the Very Rev. Mgr. Paul Vella, Rector of St. John’s Co-Cathedral, who also celebrated the Mass. Confrere Fredrick Mifsud Bonnici and Dame Karen Miller read the first and second […]

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  • Thu 23/12/2021

    Christmas message from the Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ Marco Luzzago

    Dear Confreres and Consoeurs, Dear Volunteers and Supporters of the Order of Malta in the world, The year we have lived has presented us with many challenges. The pandemic crisis that has gripped us for almost two years now – with its social, economic, psychological and obviously health implications – continues to affect us all. […]

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  • Mon 20/12/2021

    Presentation of Christmas Hampers

      The President Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata on behalf of the Maltese Association formally presented 125 Christmas Hampers containing foodstuffs and other essentials to representatives of various Charitable Institutes and other beneficiaries in need of a helping hand, in a brief formal ceremony held at the Association’s headquarters at Casa Lanfreducci in Valletta on […]

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  • Sat 18/12/2021

    Exchange of Christmastide Greetings

    The Maltese Association was invited to exchange Christmastide Greetings with His Grace Mgr. Charles Jude Scicluna, Metropolitan Archbishop of Malta, at the Archbishop’s Palace in Valletta on Saturday 18th December 2021. A delegation from Council, lead by the President Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, duly responded to the invitation. At the exchange of greetings, the President […]

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  • Fri 03/12/2021

    Funeral of Fra’ Matthew Festing in Malta

      The funeral of Fra’ Matthew Festing, former Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, who died at the age of 71 on November 12 last, was held today in St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. The funeral was celebrated by Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, Special Delegate of the Pope. The Archbishop of Malta, […]

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  • Sat 20/11/2021


      The Maltese Association today had its annual advent retreat for members, prospective members, spouses and volunteers at St Joseph Retreat House in Rabat. At the beginning of the  retreat, the President of the Maltese Association, Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, welcomed back the attendees physically present, after two years of virtual retreats. .    The […]

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  • Sun 14/11/2021

    World Day Of The Poor

      .  MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE FIFTH WORLD DAY OF THE POOR     14 November 2021, Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time “The poor you will always have with you” (Mk 14:7) . “The poor you will always have with you” (Mk 14:7). Jesus spoke these words at a meal in Bethany, in […]

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  • Thu 04/11/2021

    Solemn Profession of Fra’ Francis Vassallo

      The Maltese Association of the Order of Malta is overjoyed that one of its members – Fra’ Francis Vassallo – took his Solemn Profession on Thursday 4th November 2021 at St John’s co-Cathedral Valletta.   His Grace Mgr Charles J Scicluna, Metropolitan Archbishop of Malta, celebrated Pontifical Mass at the High Altar, while H.E. […]

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  • Wed 13/10/2021

    Feast of Blessed Gerard

      Holy Mass was celebrated at the oratory in St. John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta at 18:30, to commemorate the feast of Blessed Gerard, the founder of the Order.   The Principal Chaplain, Mgr Lawrence Gatt  celebrated the Holy Mass.  Mgr. Paul Vella, Fr. David Gauci and Fr. Stephan Attard concelebrated.       The mass was also […]

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  • Mon 04/10/2021

    Renewal of Simple Vows

    This morning Fra’ Francis Vassallo renewed his simple vows as a Professed Knight of the Order, during Holy Mass celebrated by the Principal Chaplain, the Very Rev. Mgr Lawrence Gatt, at the Church of Our Lady of Victory in Valletta, at 10:00AM.       Fra’ Francis professed his Fifth Temporary Vows in the hands of […]

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  • Tue 21/09/2021

    Independence Day Pontifical Mass

      The Maltese Association was invited to the Independence Day Pontifical Mass held at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. His Grace the Metropolitan Archbishop of Malta, Mgr Charles Jude Scicluna was the main celebrant.     His Excellency The President and Mrs. Vella, The Prime Minister and Mrs. Abela, the leader of the opposition and […]

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  • Sun 19/09/2021

    Canine SAR Training Simulation

    The Canine SAR Team of the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta executed a medical scenario with the College of Remote and Offshore Medicine (COROM), where rescuers and medics were involved in rescue and recovery operations after an earthquake. This was the teams’s first on site simulation. A high level medical trainer was also […]

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  • Wed 08/09/2021

    Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving – Nativity of Our Lady

      Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving to commemorate the Victory of the Great Siege of 1565 and the Nativity of Our Lady, was celebrated Wednesday 8th September at 8.30 am by Mgr. Lawrence Gatt, at St John’s co-cathedral in Valletta.       Members, volunteers and guests attended this religious celebration.        The painting […]

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