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DC Retreat Prepares for Lent, Softens Hearts

Barbara Patocka, DM
2/22/2018

Over the weekend before Ash Wednesday members of the Washington, DC, area regions gathered in Potomac, Maryland for a retreat with the Rev. James Greenfield, OSFS, president of DeSales University.

 

Focusing on the Gospel of John, Father Greenfield discussed the need for conversion, asking us to reflect on what we ...

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Christmas Carols Illumine Midwest Retreat

Cynthia Salazar, DM
2/22/2018

The Annual Day of Recollection, conceived over 15 years ago by Deacon Ed Gronkiewicz, KM as a way to begin the New Year on a firm spiritual foundation, was held once again at the Shrine ...

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Jacksonville Retreat Held Amid Windswept Views

Jane R. Lanier, DM
2/22/2018

 

The Jacksonville Region Retreat was held February 2-4 at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island. From the beautiful, wind-swept oaks to the spectacular Atlantic Ocean and white beaches, God’s majestic creation welcomed knights and dames ...

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Carol Macri DM, Robert Macri KM, Jeanne Raubenstine DM, Clair Raubenstine KM, Karen Hoy DM, George Gunning IV KM at the Marketplace Blessing in 2015

Nourishment and Empowerment in Norristown

Robert Macri, KM
2/9/2018

Members of the Philadelphia Region in partnership with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and local parishes have worked together to redefine emergency food distribution in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

 

Martha’s Choice Marketplace is an innovative and alternative ...

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DC Retreat Prepares for Lent, Softens Hearts

Barbara Patocka, DM
2/22/2018

Over the weekend before Ash Wednesday members of the Washington, DC, area regions gathered in Potomac, Maryland for a retreat with the Rev. James Greenfield, OSFS, president of DeSales University.

 

Focusing on the Gospel of ...

read more

Christmas Carols Illumine Midwest Retreat

Cynthia Salazar, DM
2/22/2018

The Annual Day of Recollection, conceived over 15 years ago by Deacon Ed Gronkiewicz, KM as a way to begin the New Year on a firm spiritual foundation, was held once again at the Shrine ...

read more

Jacksonville Retreat Held Amid Windswept Views

Jane R. Lanier, DM
2/22/2018

 

The Jacksonville Region Retreat was held February 2-4 at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island. From the beautiful, wind-swept oaks to the spectacular Atlantic Ocean and white beaches, God’s majestic creation welcomed knights and dames ...

read more

Carol Macri DM, Robert Macri KM, Jeanne Raubenstine DM, Clair Raubenstine KM, Karen Hoy DM, George Gunning IV KM at the Marketplace Blessing in 2015

Nourishment and Empowerment in Norristown

Robert Macri, KM
2/9/2018

Members of the Philadelphia Region in partnership with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and local parishes have worked together to redefine emergency food distribution in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

 

Martha’s Choice Marketplace is an innovative and alternative ...

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Volunteers Needed: Lafayette Flood Home Rebuilding Efforts Continue

Paul David, KM
1/25/2018

 

The next home rebuilding workweek for the victims of the historic 2016 flooding in Acadiana (Lafayette Region) will be March 4-8. John Reilly, KM, will again lead the rebuilding week.  Registration is now open and ...

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A Shepherd to the End

Rick Rotondi, KM
1/25/2018

Bishop William Curlin, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, who established the Federal Association region there, died on December 23. He lived the last months of his life as he had lived ...

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Pilgrimage to Croatia to See Icon of Our Lady of Philermo

1/25/2018

 

The pilgrimage begins in Zagreb, the capitol of Croatia, visiting the nearby Marian shrine of Maria Bistrica and then continues to the Dalmatian coast visiting sites where Christianity took root in the ancient Roman provinces ...

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Help for Hôpital Sacre Coeur

Dr. Joe Giere, KM
1/25/2018

A team with a gynecologic surgeon and anesthesiologist is needed to help at the Hôpital Sacre Coeur in Milot, Haiti during the week of May 13th. Malta member Joe Giere is gathering the team ...

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Florida Kitchen Volunteers Feed and Outfit Customers for Life

Jerry Weedon, KM
1/11/2018

The presence of the Federal Association remains strong at the St. Francis Soup Kitchen in Jacksonville, Fla. The kitchen has served generations of volunteers; many of the knights and dames who now work there through ...

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DeSales President to Lead DC Retreat

Barbara Patocka, DM
1/11/2018

The Rev. James F. Greenfield, OSFS, who recently assumed the presidency of DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, will be the retreat master for an Order of Malta retreat in the Washington, DC area on ...

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Spiritual Power of Women Explored in Defense of Faith Talk

Christopher McManus, KM
1/11/2018

On November 30, more than 40 members and guests of the Northern Virginia Region attended the monthly Defense of the Faith Meeting in the St. Ambrose Parish Hall for an informative and inspirational presentation by ...

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Rome Retreat Draws Young Members Worldwide

Christine Kettmer, DM and Mike DeVanney, KM
12/21/2017

Knights and dames of Malta from three continents gathered in Rome in early December for the 11th Blessed Gerard Retreat, an annual event designed to deepen understanding of the Order’s structures, history, and paths ...

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Members Serve Thanksgiving at Fisher House

Gaby DeLeon, KM
12/21/2017

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner was served to over 80 residents and guests of the five Fisher Houses on the campus of Walter Reed on November 15th. Three turkeys with complete dinner accompaniments were donated by Ed ...

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Lafayette Region Buries Poor, Homeless and Forgotten

Paul David, KM
12/6/2017

Thirty-seven coffins lined the aisle of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, LA on All Souls Day evening, adorned with floral arrangements and prepared for their final resting place. The coffins held ...

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Thanksgiving Dinner Provided by Central NC

Jim Lentz, KM
12/6/2017

The Central North Carolina Region provided an early Thanksgiving dinner to a full house at the Family House in Winston-Salem, NC while patients of family members underwent cancer treatments at Baptist and Novant Hospitals.

 

The ...

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Bishop Dorsonville Invested as Conventual Chaplain

Michele Bowe, DM
12/6/2017

 

Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville was invested as a Conventual Chaplain ad honorem of our Order at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, attended by members of the Montgomery County Region. The bishop offered Mass ...

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Western Pennsylvania Retreat

Tony Barna, KM
11/16/2017

 

The annual 2017 Western Pennsylvania Retreat was held at St. Vincent College and Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania November 1-5.

 

The topic was “Be Perfect as Your Heavenly Father Is Perfect (Matthew 5:48): the Importance ...

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Message from a 2017 Lourdes Malade

Monica Chiralo, White Team
11/16/2017

 

It was six months ago that many of us went into the water at Lourdes. While I kept my enthusiasm at a low level, I felt an immediate cessation of symptoms and pain from the ...

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Central NC Feeds the Hungry

Jim Lentz, KM
11/16/2017

 

Members of the Central North Carolina region packed 125,000 pounds of USDA food for the hungry in 18 counties of northwestern North Carolina via 400 partner food agencies.

 

The knights and dames, together with ...

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2017 Investiture Recap

Elizabeth Stoner, DM
11/2/2017

 

On October 21, the Federal Association invested 57 new knights and dames, as well as six chaplains. Donald Cardinal Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, DC, was the principal celebrant for the annual Investiture Mass held in ...

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