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Knights and Dames Serve Lunch at Walter Reed National Medical Center

Larry Demaree, KM
10/10/2019

In September, members of the Montgomery County region commenced a new activity at Walter Reed National Medical Center, serving lunch in the hospital every other month on the second Saturday. There is no food service in the hospital on the weekends so the patients are fed, but the families, care-givers ...

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Healing Mass in Chicago

Maria Kelly, DM
10/10/2019

This September marked the second healing Mass held by members of the Chicago Region for local malades at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica National Shrine. 

The annual Mass was concelebrated by Msgr. Michael Boland, chaplain ...

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Msgr. Anthony Marcaccio

Encountering Christ: The Gospels and Christian Morality

From Catholic News Herald article, ‘Christian joy motivates people to act in faith’ by Georgianna Penn June 19, 2019. Contributions and modifications by Debora Ritzel, DM.
9/12/2019

On June 13, the Feast Day of St. Anthony, the Central North Carolina Region sponsored a Defense of the Faith presentation by Alessadro Rovati, chair of the Theology Department at Belmont Abbey College, titled “Encountering ...

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An American Hakim in Lebanon

John Quinn, MD, KM
8/22/2019

Author’s note: The Order of Malta Chabrouh Camps are located in the hills above Beirut, Lebanon. The program began over 20 years ago when a 19-year-old German volunteer with the Order saw that mentally ...

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Knights and Dames Serve Lunch at Walter Reed National Medical Center

Larry Demaree, KM
10/10/2019

In September, members of the Montgomery County region commenced a new activity at Walter Reed National Medical Center, serving lunch in the hospital every other month on the second Saturday. There is no food service ...

read more

Healing Mass in Chicago

Maria Kelly, DM
10/10/2019

This September marked the second healing Mass held by members of the Chicago Region for local malades at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica National Shrine. 

The annual Mass was concelebrated by Msgr. Michael Boland, chaplain ...

read more

Msgr. Anthony Marcaccio

Encountering Christ: The Gospels and Christian Morality

From Catholic News Herald article, ‘Christian joy motivates people to act in faith’ by Georgianna Penn June 19, 2019. Contributions and modifications by Debora Ritzel, DM.
9/12/2019

On June 13, the Feast Day of St. Anthony, the Central North Carolina Region sponsored a Defense of the Faith presentation by Alessadro Rovati, chair of the Theology Department at Belmont Abbey College, titled “Encountering ...

read more

An American Hakim in Lebanon

John Quinn, MD, KM
8/22/2019

Author’s note: The Order of Malta Chabrouh Camps are located in the hills above Beirut, Lebanon. The program began over 20 years ago when a 19-year-old German volunteer with the Order saw that mentally ...

read more

Jacksonville Year of Spiritual Renewal

Jane Lanier, DM
8/22/2019

In July, the Jacksonville Region gathered for a presentation as part of the series on spirituality planned by our associate chaplain, the Rev. John Tetlow.  Father John invited a Catholic priest from the Diocese of ...

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Syracuse Defense of Faith Forum

Joanne Caputo, DM
8/22/2019

In June, distinguished author, political analyst and social activist George Weigel travelled from Washington DC, where he serves as Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, to Syracuse for our Defense of the ...

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2019 Walter Reed Barbeque

Anne Blum, DM & Joan Glasgow, DM
8/8/2019

 

In June, the Montgomery County and DC regions held the Annual Walter Reed BBQ., this year in memory of Peter Guen, KJ, of the Johanniter Order, a Protestant relative of our Order of Malta. Peter ...

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Lancaster Region Takes on New Service Project

Christopher Gibbons, KM
8/8/2019

In May, the Lancaster Region began a new service project by welcoming a refugee family to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Arriving from a camp in Tanzania, Dunia, Jeanete and their three children, Aci, Regina, and Saimon, were ...

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St. John Mass in Dallas

Christopher “Kip” Rolland, KM
8/8/2019

 

In June, the Dallas/Ft. Worth Region held their Nativity of St. John Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas. The celebrant was Bishop Gregory Kelly, the auxiliary bishop of the Diocese ...

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Margaret Melady Receives Star of Bethlehem Award

Kathryn S. Abell, GCMOb
7/25/2019

 

The Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation honored Margaret Melady, GCM, with the Star of Bethlehem Award at its third annual Mother-Daughter Friendship Tea in May. Dr. Melady, who recently completed her term as president ...

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Jacksonville Knights and Dames Complete Two Service Projects

Jane Lanier, DM
7/25/2019

 

The Jacksonville Region recently completed two service projects in our area with great success.

At San Jose Manor, a low-income Catholic housing project, the knights and dames hosted its annual Pat Thornton, KM dinner celebration ...

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Serving Lunch to the Homeless in Charleston

Joe Tronco, KM
7/25/2019

In honor of the Feast of St. John, members, family, candidates, and discerners served lunch to more than 100 homeless people in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

Neighborhood House is a mission of Our Lady of ...

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Defense of Faith Program in Lancaster

Christopher Gibbons, KM
7/12/2019

In May, the Lancaster Region sponsored a Defense of the Faith program, presented by Joseph Pearce, based on his book “Heroes of the Catholic Reformation – Saints Who Renewed the Church.” 

 

Mr. Pearce framed his talk ...

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Spring Renovation

Tom Gaspard, KM
7/12/2019

More than 20 members, candidates, and friends of the Order completed the DC and Montgomery County Regions' spring renovation project on a Saturday in May. This year the work took place at the Northwest Pregnancy ...

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Chicago Region Rehabs Women’s Safe House

Rick Klein, KM
7/12/2019

Over the last several years, at the suggestion of our chaplain, Msgr. Michael Boland, the Chicago Region has been involved with the House of the Good Shepherd, which provides a safe environment where abused women ...

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Chicago Pre-Lourdes Mass

Rick Klein, KM
6/27/2019

In April, the Chicago Region gathered in the beautiful St. Louise de Marillac Chapel at the Catholic Charities building for a “Pre-Lourdes Mass” for pilgrims and our two malades, Tim Ford and Marian Ward, before ...

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Receiving the Easter Basket gifts are Principal Sr. Gloria Agamagu (right front), vice-principal Ms. Helene Cropper (front center), and executive assistant Mr. Nathaniel Bullock (left). Order of Malta members Lisa Charles, DM and Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel, DM helped with the delivery.

Sharing Easter Blessings With Our Catholic Family

Dr. Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel, DM and Lisa Charles, DM
6/27/2019

The Easter Season is a beautiful time of year to renew ourselves, and to fully live out the Holy Gospel and the charism of the Order of Malta.

 

Members of the Montgomery County and DC ...

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DC Knight Honored at National Prayer Breakfast

Hugh Dempsey, KMOb
6/27/2019

Gerald Giblin, KMOb, was surprised to be the inaugural recipient of the Christifideles Laici Award presented at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in April in Washington, DC before 1,400 attendees.

 

The award recognizes lay ...

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Central Texas Pre-Lourdes Mass and Dinner

Christy Wilkens, Candidate Class of 2019
6/6/2019

 

Bishop Joseph Vasquez of the Diocese of Austin celebrated a beautiful Mass to bless the malades of the Central Texas Region at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin. He was assisted by the Rev ...

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Noted Writer Delivers Kansas City Lecture

Tom Weiford, KMOb
6/6/2019

Sohrab Ahmari, well-known journalist and author, was the speaker for the annual lecture sponsored by the Kansas City Region’s Defense of the Faith Committee in April. Before an audience of about 100 at Pierson ...

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