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  • 13/06/2022

    Fra’ John T. Dunlap is the new Lieutenant of the Grand Master

      Fra’ John T. Dunlap, member of the Sovereign Council, was appointed this morning by Pope Francis Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta. Fra’ John T. Dunlap succeeds Fra’ Marco Luzzago who passed away on 7 June last. In his letter of appointment, Pope Francis states that ‘the sudden departure […]

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  • 07/06/2022

    Death of the Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ Marco Luzzago

      The Grand Magistry announces, with deep sorrow, the return to the Father’s house of His Excellency the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Marco Luzzago, who passed away today at Villa Ciccolini (Sforzacosta, Macerata province in Italy), following a sudden illness. According to Article 17 of the Constitution of the Sovereign Order of Malta, […]

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  • 29/04/2022

    64th pilgrimage to Lourdes

    The Order of Malta’s 64th international pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees in France, officially begins as the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra’ Marco Luzzago, arrives here today. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was unable to hold this traditional meeting of members and volunteers […]

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  • 25/04/2022

    April 2022 Canadian Investiture

    On Monday, April 25, 2022, the Canadian Association celebrated an Investiture in Immaculate Conception Church, Vancouver. Brigid Gillis French was invested as a dame of Magistral Grace. The Mass was presided by the Reverend Frank Landry. The homily was given by the Reverend John G. Horgan, Conventual Chaplain ad honorem. His Excellency Valentine Lovekin, President […]

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  • 19/12/2021

    Fra’ Mathieu Dupont makes solemn vows

      On Sunday, December 19, Fra’ Mathieu Dupont made his solemn vows as a Knight of Justice.  The ceremony took place at the Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame, in Ottawa.  His Excellency Fra’ John T. Dunlap, Member of Sovereign Council, acted as Delegate for Fra’ Marco Luzzago, Lieutenant of the Grand Master. Mass was presided […]

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  • 03/12/2021

    The funeral of Fra’ Matthew Festing

      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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  • 12/11/2021

    Death of the 79th Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing

      With profound regret the Grand Magistry announces the death of Fra’ Matthew Festing, 79th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta, who has died today in Malta at 71. Elected in March 2008, he served as Grand Master until January 2017. Fra’ Matthew Festing was in Malta, where on 4 November he attended […]

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  • 25/10/2021

    Mosaic of Our Lady of Philermos unveiled in the Vatican Gardens

      The image of Our Lady of Philermos, protector of the Order of Malta since the fourteenth century, was unveiled on 22 October in the Vatican Gardens with a ceremony. Thanks to the initiative and generosity of the late Order of Malta’s ambassador to the Philippines, Odelia Gregorio Arroyo, an artistic mosaic depicting the icon […]

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  • 10/09/2021

    The Sovereign Order of Malta at the G20 Interfaith Dialogue Forum in Bologna

    Promoting social cohesion – overcoming the inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic crisis -, relaunching the role that religious institutions and organisations play both in the management of crisis situations – such as the health crisis – and of conflicts, and emphasising respect for humanitarian rights. These are the concepts that sum up the Sovereign Order […]

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  • 25/06/2021

    Solemnity of St. John the Baptist

    Following a very ancient tradition, the Order of Malta celebrated its Patron Saint on 24 June. In Rome the Lieutenant of Grand Master Fra’ Marco Luzzago, together with the Sovereign Council, attended the Holy Mass in the Basilica of Saints Bonifacio and Alessio on the Aventine Hill. Thanks to the marked improvement in health conditions, […]

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  • 03/05/2021

    Holy Mass in spiritual union with Our Lady of Lourdes

    On Sunday 2 May, a mass was celebrated in the Vatican Gardens for the intentions of Our Lords the Sick, members and volunteers of the Order of Malta from all over the world in spiritual union with Our Lady of Lourdes. Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, the Pope’s Special Delegate to the Order of Malta, presided […]

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  • 01/04/2021

    The Easter message of Fra’ Marco Luzzago

    Dear confreres and consoeurs, dear volunteers and supporters of the Order of Malta around the world, I wish you and your families a very happy Easter. An Easter that for the second time is being experienced in the context of the Coronavirus pandemic, with celebrations being severely restricted and in an atmosphere of suffering and […]

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