Maltese Association

Order of Malta


  • 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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  • Tue 07/09/2021

    Mass De Requiem in memory of the fallen of the Great Siege in 1565

    Mass De Requiem was celebrated at St. John’s co-cathedral in Valletta by Mgr Lawrence Gatt, Principal Chaplain, at 8.30 a.m. in memory of the fallen of the Great Siege in 1565. The blessing of the tombs of the fallen during the Great Siege, together with those of Melchoir de Robles and of Grand Master Jean […]

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  • Tue 17/08/2021


    The young men at the Alberto Marvelli Residence, under the direction of their Home Coordinator Mr. Dario Debono, organised a barbeque on the rooftop of the premises in Paola on Tuesday 17th August 2021 to which the members of the Management Committee responsible for the running of the Residence were invited. Advantage was taken of […]

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  • Fri 13/08/2021

    Wheelchair transporter Vehicle Presentation in Gozo

      A generous Gozitan gentleman, Mr. Coronato Vella, has donated a Toyota Ractis Hatchback Disability Variant to the Maltese Association of the Order of Malta, for use by the Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo.     The vehicle, which has ample headroom and is equipped with an easily operable tail lift, can very safely […]

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  • Sat 26/06/2021

    St. John’s Feast in Gozo

    The liturgical feast of the birth of St John the Baptist, Patron Saint of the Order, was also celebrated at the parish church of Xewkija, Gozo, to which saint that parish is dedicated, on Saturday 26 June 2021. As is traditional, Members of the Association, which included the President and the Hospitaller, participated, together with […]

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  • Wed 23/06/2021

    St John’s Feast 24/06/2021

    The solemnity of the Birth of St John the Baptist was celebrated at St John’s Co-Cathedral, in Valletta, on Wednesday, the vigil of the Solemnity. The solemn translation of the holy relic of St John the Baptist started at 6:00pm. A part of the right arm of St John the Baptist is preserved in the […]

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  • Tue 22/06/2021

    Annual General Meeting 2021

    The Annual General Meeting of the Maltese Association, and the election for Council for the period 2021-2024, was this year held at the Xara Lodge, instead of at Casa Lanfreducci, the Association’s headquarters, in order to comply with the Covid-19 health regulations presently in force. Masks were worn by those present all the time.   […]

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  • Sun 06/06/2021

    Votive Lamp Pilgrimage

    The annual Votive Lamp Pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat, led by the Association’s President Marchesino Daniel de Petri Testaferrata, was held on Sunday 6 June, which also happened to be the feast of Corpus Christi. This is the second public activity of the Association today, only possible following the revised health guidelines regarding […]

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