Latest News of the Order of Malta Western Association

  • 14/06/2017

    San Francisco Location: St. Anne’s Home Memorial Day Picnic 2017

    We were honored for the 28th year to serve the residents of St. Anne’s Home in San Francisco. From the organizers, planners, food preparers and cooks, to the decorators , servers,  table setters and  clean up, we enjoyed a festive Memorial Day Picnic with almost 200 residents and their guests and the Little Sisters.  There […]

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  • 09/06/2017

    A message from the Lieutenant of the Grand Master

    Dear members of the Order, it is an honour for me to address you as Lieutenant of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta. I feel blessed to have been elected for one year as the sovereign head and religious superior of the Order of Malta, an institution that, – even during the most challenging […]

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  • 01/06/2017

    June Reflections by Fr. Reginald Martin OP

    June Reflections by Father Reginald Martin OP The other morning, as I made my way to Mass, a young woman (a teacher at the school) asked whether I had seen any of the news relating to the President Trump’s visit to Pope Francis.  I admitted I am a real Neanderthal in my relations with social […]

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  • 25/04/2017

    May Reflections by Father Reginald Martin OP

    May Reflections by Father Reginald Martin OP Four or five years ago, at our Subpriory Retreat, John Quinn, the retired Archbishop of San Francisco, offered some remarkable reflections on the gospel story of Easter.  He described Mary Magdalene at the tomb.  St. John tells us this early in the morning, so it was dark.  But, […]

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  • 28/02/2017

    March Reflections

    March Reflections by Father Reginald Martin OP   In the retreat he recently offered members of the Western Association, Fr. Eric Hollas remarked that while we offer exemplary service to the many individuals we serve, we may not, perhaps, cultivate an interior life that offers us the same wealth we share with others. The need […]

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  • 15/02/2017

    Pope Francis appoints his Special Delegate to the Sovereign Order of Malta

    Welcomed by the Order, Archbishop Becciu will work closely with the Lieutenant a.i The government of the Sovereign Order of Malta welcomes Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu and affirms: ‘We look forward to a fruitful and constructive collaboration.’ As stated in His Holiness’ letter of 2 February 2017, the tasks the Archbishop will undertake ‘everything related […]

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  • 15/02/2017

    Declaration of the Sovereign Order of Malta on government priorities

    The government has restored leadership in line with the Constitution of the Order In a press conference today, the government of the Sovereign Order of Malta has outlined its priorities, following the resignation of Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing on Saturday 28 January. The Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager stated: “Together with the Lieutenant ad interim […]

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