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Syracuse Returns to In-Person Mass

Joan Cincotta, DM
8/13/2020

On the evening of July 7th, the Syracuse Region gathered for Mass for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rev. Charles Vavonese celebrated the Mass on the patio of Noreen Falcone's home overlooking Skaneateles Lake. His homily drew from the writings of St. John Neumann, on serving ...

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Central Texas Gets Creative

Christy Wilkins, DM
8/13/2020

The Order of Malta Central Texas is developing a service partnership with Saint Louise House in Austin, an organization that serves women and children experiencing homelessness. Even with local stay-at-home orders, members have found creative ...

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Dr. & Mrs. Rocco L. Martino

Tribute to Rocco Leonard Martino

Paul Martino
7/30/2020

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Thank you all for joining us today to celebrate the life of a beloved man, my father, Doctor Rocco Leonard Martino, known affectionately to his family and friends as Rocky, Rock, Doctor, Doc, UR ...

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Fr. James Heft

Spiritual Reflection via Zoom

Barbara Patocka, DM
7/16/2020

On June 27, the Spirituality Committee, with the support of the Defense of the Faith Committee, hosted an hour of spiritual reflection via Zoom. Our guest speaker was the Rev. James Heft, S.M., who ...

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Syracuse Returns to In-Person Mass

Joan Cincotta, DM
8/13/2020

On the evening of July 7th, the Syracuse Region gathered for Mass for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rev. Charles Vavonese celebrated the Mass on the patio of Noreen Falcone's home ...

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Central Texas Gets Creative

Christy Wilkins, DM
8/13/2020

The Order of Malta Central Texas is developing a service partnership with Saint Louise House in Austin, an organization that serves women and children experiencing homelessness. Even with local stay-at-home orders, members have found creative ...

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Dr. & Mrs. Rocco L. Martino

Tribute to Rocco Leonard Martino

Paul Martino
7/30/2020

I.

Thank you all for joining us today to celebrate the life of a beloved man, my father, Doctor Rocco Leonard Martino, known affectionately to his family and friends as Rocky, Rock, Doctor, Doc, UR ...

read more

Fr. James Heft

Spiritual Reflection via Zoom

Barbara Patocka, DM
7/16/2020

On June 27, the Spirituality Committee, with the support of the Defense of the Faith Committee, hosted an hour of spiritual reflection via Zoom. Our guest speaker was the Rev. James Heft, S.M., who ...

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Rev. Charles Vavonese

Palliative Care: Ordinary and Extraordinary Treatments

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
7/1/2020

Al Cardenas MD, KM

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin on the Front Line

Al Cardenas MD, KM
7/1/2020

During this time of the Corona-19 virus and, like many of our members in the medical field, I am on the front line as director of Emergency Services at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas ...

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The virtual tea-attendees raise their cups in support of the mothers and babies of Bethlehem

Holy Family Hospital Event Goes Virtual

Anna Harter, Communications Manager, Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation
6/18/2020

Federal Association Dames, their daughters, and friends gathered from greater Washington, DC and from as far as Milano and Florida to join the Holy Family Hospital Foundation in honoring the mothers and babies of Bethlehem ...

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The Dunia family

Refugee Update From the Lancaster Region

Rosey Lawrence, DM
6/18/2020

One year ago, the Dunia family arrived from a refugee camp in Tanzania. The Lancaster Region has served as a welcoming team for the family, grateful to share in their successful and continuing assimilation into ...

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Building a Formation Community in Time of Pandemic

Cara Aghajanian, DM, Formation Committee Chair
6/18/2020

It goes without saying that we have all faced a myriad of challenges during this time of pandemic. Yet, in the face of these challenges we have still found ways to come together as a ...

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Dr. Paul Fiacco

Palliative Care Issues: A Catholic Moral Road Map

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
6/4/2020

The first article of this series discussed the empowerment of Catholics in a new ministry that will help others understand Catholic end-of-life moral issues, particularly the value of palliative care in order to help individuals ...

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Praying the rosary together each weeknight isn't the only way that members of the Chicago Region are "gathering" during the pandemic. First Friday mass continues in a new way--via zoom teleconference--until restrictions are lifted. Special thanks to Monsignor Michael Boland, chaplain of the Chicago Region, for bringing mass to into our homes.

Chicago Region Prays the Rosary Together Nightly

Maria Kelly, DM
6/4/2020

With confreres in the Chicago Region unable to gather face-to-face to pray for an end to the pandemic and share special intentions, Chicago Hospitaller Rick Klein acted quickly in mid-March to set up a nightly ...

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Rev. Charles Vavonese

End-of-Life Palliative Care Issues: An Overview

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
5/21/2020

Editor note: This is the first in a series of articles that will explain and explore the Church’s teachings on end-of-life and palliative care issues.

Dr. Paul Fiacco is the president and medical director ...

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Houston Region Adapts to Coronavirus Crisis

Steve Marget, KM
5/7/2020

While much of the world was shutting down due to the worldwide pandemic, spiritual and charitable needs not only continued but increased. Through adaptation, the Houston Region continues its work to meet them.

 

Before the ...

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Monsignor Edward Dillon, Kim Hanna, Jay Tramonte, and Fra' Tom Mulligan

Atlanta Hosts Benefit for Pregnancy Clinic

Gigi Meyers, DM
5/7/2020

In February, the Atlanta Region sponsored the Life is Beautiful gala to benefit the Pregnancy Aid Clinic (PAC). Congratulations go out to Kimberly Hanna, DM, and Mary Savarese, DM, who served as co-chairs for the ...

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Sad News From Haiti

Anne Blum, DM and Joan Glasgow, DM
5/7/2020

Immaculate Conception Church in Milot, Haiti, where the Order of Malta has worked and maintained a strong connection for more than 25 years, was destroyed by fire last month. Fortunately, a parish community built across ...

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Oklahoma City Sponsors Healing Mass

Jason Zimdars
4/23/2020

On March 7, local members of the Order of Malta sponsored a Healing Mass for those who are sick to receive the Anointing of the Sick at Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City ...

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Jacksonville Region Saves Soup Kitchen

Jane Lanier, DM
4/23/2020

After serving inner-city Jacksonville for more than 40 years, passionate volunteers at the St. Francis Soup Kitchen thought their days of serving the homeless community were over. 

 

Jerry Weedon, past hospitaller of the Jacksonville Region ...

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The Story of Malta House

Rosemary Casey Carter, DM
4/9/2020

In 1995, Rose Bente Lee, DM, gave a million dollars to the Order of Malta, in honor of her husband, to build a home in Washington for the frail elderly. Through the efforts of Annelise ...

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Rachel Espinoza holds daughter Phoebe, who was bundled up in her Malta gear for the recent Day of Recollection in Chicago. Gibran Espinoza, Phoebe's father, will be invested this September.

Day of Recollection in Chicago

Maria Kelly, DM
3/19/2020

"Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope."  1Peter 3.

 

In January, 27 members and prospective members from the Chicago and Milwaukee regions considered these ...

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Philadelphia Members Participate in Archbishop’s Installation

Robert Macri, KM
3/5/2020

Members of the Philadelphia Region joined with members of the American Association to witness the installation of Archbishop Nelson J. Perez, as the fourteenth bishop and tenth archbishop of Philadelphia, last month at the Cathedral ...

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