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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. Dean Wilhelm, chaplain for the Central Texas Region, and the Rev. Red Blevins, associate pastor ...

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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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DC and Montgomery County Regions Hold Morning of Reflection

Kathryn Abell, GCMG-Ob
6/6/2019

 

“Walking with Jesus through the High Holy Days” was the theme when over 30 knights and dames gathered for a morning of reflection in April at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Potomac, Maryland.

 

The ...

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2019 Lourdes Pilgrimage

Elizabeth Stoner, DM
5/23/2019

Upon returning from the Lourdes pilgrimage, it takes a while to unpack. It’s not just the suitcases, souvenirs, and laundry. We bring home joy, friendships, and spiritual renewal. 

Throughout this most recent pilgrimage that ...

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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 ...

read more

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 ...

read more

DC and Montgomery County Regions Hold Morning of Reflection

Kathryn Abell, GCMG-Ob
6/6/2019

 

“Walking with Jesus through the High Holy Days” was the theme when over 30 knights and dames gathered for a morning of reflection in April at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Potomac, Maryland.

 

The ...

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2019 Lourdes Pilgrimage

Elizabeth Stoner, DM
5/23/2019

Upon returning from the Lourdes pilgrimage, it takes a while to unpack. It’s not just the suitcases, souvenirs, and laundry. We bring home joy, friendships, and spiritual renewal. 

Throughout this most recent pilgrimage that ...

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Charlotte Region Goes on Mission to Jamaica

Bill Schiffiano, KM
5/23/2019

Three independent organizations are collaborating in a successful model of ecumenical partnership to support and serve the poor and sick. The Charlotte Region, Wingate University Campus Ministries, and members of Our Lady of Grace Catholic ...

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Milwaukee Region Hosts Defense of the Faith Events

Beth Hanan, DM and Dr. Cynthia Salazar, DM
5/23/2019

April 4th marked the inaugural Defense of the Faith Mass, dinner, and lecture for the Milwaukee Region.  Invitees included members of the Federal and American associations in Milwaukee as well as auxiliary, family members, guests ...

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Kansas City Holds Diocesan Anointing Mass

Tom Weiford, KMOb
5/23/2019

In March, the Kansas City Region hosted its 23rd Annual Diocesan Anointing Mass at Cure of Ars parish. More than 300 malades and companions joined us for Mass, Anointing, and Benediction, followed by a reception ...

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Northern Virginia Regional Mass Brings Lourdes Home

Condensed from The Arlington Catholic Herald front-page article, March 28 edition
4/18/2019

On March 23, nearly 400 people gathered at St. Ambrose Church in Annandale for the Annual Mass and Anointing of the Sick, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Region. Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, the principal ...

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Lenten Evening of Reflection

Dr. Robert Holman, KM
4/18/2019

On March 26, the Washington, DC and Montgomery County regions held their annual Lenten Evening of Reflection at Annunciation parish in Washington. The evening began with liturgy celebrated by our chaplain, the Rev. Richard Mullins ...

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Jacksonville Eucharistic Congress

Jane Lanier, DM
4/18/2019

On March 30, members of the Federal Association and the American Association attended the Eucharistic Congress in Jacksonville, Florida. Together, the two associations were invited to process immediately in front of the Blessed Sacrament. The ...

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Father Luke Millette incorporates his reflection of the monthly Year of Spiritual Renewal material into the Houston Region’s First Monday Holy Hour.

Houston Region Embraces Year of Spiritual Renewal

Steven G. Marget, KM
4/4/2019

Starting this year all knights and dames should be receiving monthly reflection materials from the Federal Association Spirituality Committee to help members of the Order of Malta respond to the Lord’s call to enter ...

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Volunteers Pitch in for “Forgotten People”

John Reilly, KM
4/4/2019

The Federal Association's effort to help the "forgotten people" of Louisiana still recovering from the catastrophic 2016 flooding continued this year during the week of February 10. More than 30 members, family, and friends ...

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Anointing Mass for Malades

Joan Glasgow, DM, & Anne Blum, DM
4/4/2019

The DC and Montgomery County regions held their 13th annual Lourdes Anointing Mass on March 2 at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Potomac, Maryland. We were blessed with a morning without snow or ...

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“…your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:16

Witnessing to the World

Steven G. Marget, KM
3/21/2019

 

Social media has changed all our lives, often negatively. We all know people who waste their day on social media, ignoring life’s true purpose. If you are on Facebook, you may be amazed at ...

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Monsignor Edward Dillon, Bishop Joel Konzen, Fra Tom Mulligan, Hospitaller Pat Monaghan, Deacon Michael Stankewicz, Co-Chair Kim Hanna, Atlanta Regional Hospitaller Lynn Mullaney, and Co-Chair Mary Savarese.

Atlanta Hosts 2019 “Life is Beautiful” Gala

Gigi Meyers, DM
3/21/2019

Last month, the Atlanta Region sponsored its seventh “Life is Beautiful” Gala to benefit the Pregnancy Aid Clinic (PAC). This year’s event achieved record numbers for attendance and funds raised.

 

Congratulations go out to ...

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Chicago Region Holds Day of Recollection

Maria Kelly, DM
3/21/2019

Members of the Chicago Region gathered in early 2019 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii for the Chicago and Midwest Region Annual Day of Recollection. Led by the Rev. Richard Fragomeni, rector of ...

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Holy Family Hospital Promoted as Beacon of Hope

Fran Peterson, DM
3/7/2019

Our Lady of Walsingham Parish in Houston hosted the president of Holy Family Hospital Foundation, Michele Bowe, DM, to learn more about the Bethlehem hospital—a primary work of the Order of Malta.

Just back ...

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Retreat Urges Thriving

Barbara Patocka, DM
3/7/2019

Over Presidents Day Weekend, members and candidates of the Order from Washington, DC and Montgomery County (Md.) gathered for a retreat focusing on spiritual renewal. Our retreat director was the newest associate chaplain of the ...

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The pilgrims gather in the courtyard of St. Catherine’s Church, which adjoins the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The 19th-century structure was built over the ruins of a Crusader church, which in turn was built over the 4th- and 5th-century monastery where St. Jerome translated the Bible into Latin.

Pilgrims Walk “Fifth Gospel” Way in the Holy Land

Jay Merwin, KM
2/21/2019

 

The first sight of the Sea of Galilee—vast, shimmering and undisturbed—came for many of us from the windows of a guest house for pilgrims in Tiberius on a bright morning in late January ...

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Author on Aging and Ignatian Spirituality to Lead Florida Retreat

Gerald “Jerry” Weedon, KM
2/21/2019

“Discipleship does not age,” says Barbara Lee, author and spiritual director who will lead the 2019 Annual Florida Retreat of the Federal Association at Amelia Island, Florida April 5-7.

 

Ms. Lee is a living example ...

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