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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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  • 30/01/2017

    February Reflections

    February Reflections by Father Reginald Martin OP   In his letter to introduce the recent Year of Mercy, Pope Francis reflected on the relation of mercy to justice, and observed that a misunderstanding of justice “has not infrequently led to legalism by distorting the original meaning of justice and obscuring its profound value.” (MV, 20) […]

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  • 30/01/2017

    Letter from Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein

    Excellencies, dear members of the Order of Malta, dear volunteers, employees, friends and associates, On Saturday afternoon, 28 January 2017, the Sovereign Council accepted the resignation of Fra’ Matthew Festing from the office of Grand Master. We are grateful to Fra’ Matthew in his generous response to the request of the Holy Father to resign […]

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  • 24/01/2017

    13th Annual Walk for Life West Coast

    On January 21, many members of the Order of Malta in Northern California joined with over 50,000 other pro-lifers for the 13th Annual Walk for Life West Coast.  The members of the Order present knew whom to thank (Our Lady) for the fact that the rain stopped right before the festivities began at Civic Center Plaza in […]

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  • 18/01/2017

    2017 World Day of the Sick

    In 1992, Pope John Paul II, just one year after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, instituted the World Day of the Sick.  Beginning on February 11, 1993, it is celebrated every year on or near the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes as a special time of prayer and sharing, of offering one’s suffering.  […]

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  • 17/01/2017

    Statement of the Grand Magistry

    The Grand Magistry of the Sovereign Order of Malta, in response to the activities being carried out by a Group appointed by the Secretary of State of the Vatican, considers it appropriate to reiterate that the replacement of the former Grand Chancellor was an internal act of the government of the Order. Thus, considering the […]

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  • 14/12/2016

    Our Lady of Guadalupe Reflection

    Our Lady of Guadalupe December 12, 2016  I’m not a Biblical scholar, but I’ve read that Gabriel’s greeting in today’s gospel is unique in the Scripture.  Not only does he address Mary by name, he gives her a title that acknowledges her place in the drama of our salvation.  Mary is not chosen because she […]

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