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Physician-Assisted Suicide Talk at Investiture

Dan Krieger, KM
11/21/2019

The Defense of the Faith Forum at Investiture weekend featured Professor John Keown of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, addressing the topic of physician-assisted suicide. Speaking to a crowd of more than 200 knights and dames, Keown offered an engaging overview of the issue in defense of ...

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Update on Milot, Haiti

Dr. Joe Giere, KM and Joan Glasgow, DM
11/21/2019

For the last 26 years the Order of Malta has been helping Hospital Sacre Coeur in Milot, Haiti by giving grants, assisting with organization and administration, sending doctors and other medical staff, and otherwise adopting ...

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Northern VA Lourdes Malade Luncheon

Mary Petrino, DM
11/21/2019

In October, the Northern Virginia Region members invited local malades and companions to a Lourdes Malade Reunion Mass and Luncheon at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Annandale, Virginia. Nine of them joined the celebration of ...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage

Craig Jarchow, KMOb, Vice President
11/7/2019

Several members of the Federal Association attended the Western Association’s annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City in October. This pilgrimage is held in conjunction with the Mexican Association and is ...

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And He Became a Little Bird

Fra’ James Michael von Stroebel
12/22/2016

Most of us have heard, and some may even remember, a little story told once upon a time. There was a good family living in a comfortable house in a colder part of the country ...

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Federal Association Sends Medical Teams to Rome for Close of Jubilee Year of Mercy

Daniel Young, KM; Monica Young, DM; Dorothy Zolandz, DM; and Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel, DM
12/22/2016

 

During the last two weeks of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Federal Association sent four medical teams to Rome, led by Doctors Daniel Young KM, Monica Skarulis Young DM, Anacieto Ordinario KM, and Barbara ...

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Montgomery County Memorial Mass for Deceased Members

Joan Glasgow, DM
12/22/2016

 

On November 10, Members of The Order from the DC, Montgomery County and Southern Maryland regions gathered for a Mass in memory of the 19 Members of the Federal Association who have died this year ...

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U.S. Knight Feted, Given Rare Award in Lebanon

Dr. Richard Feely, KM
12/8/2016

 

This October, the Order of Malta, Lebanon surprised Dr. Richard Feely KM and Suzanne Nelson DM with a party in honor of their work with poor and sick children of Bhannes, Lebanon. Feely was presented ...

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Order in Korea Holds First Investiture

Matthew Lee, KM
12/8/2016

 

Last September, for the first time in the history of the Church in Korea, 11 Knights and Dames were invested during the Mass celebrated by Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-Jung, archbishop of Seoul and the principal ...

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Members Honored With St. Joseph the Worker Medal

Clair Raubenstine, KM
12/8/2016

 

On November 13, Rocco Martino, KMOb, Barbara Martino, DMOb and James Fitzsimmons, KM were the recipients of "The St. Joseph the Worker Medal" from the Malvern Retreat House at a Communion Breakfast at Neumann University ...

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Spiritual Reflection: Embodying Corporal Works of Mercy as Holy Year Closes

Msgr. Richard Woy, Associate Chaplain, Baltimore Region
11/17/2016

If there is a word or concept that summarizes Pope Francis’s ministry to the universal Church, “mercy” would likely be at the top of the list. Nowhere is this more evident than in his ...

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Current Challenges to Religious Liberty: The Focus of the Defense of Faith Program 2016

Edward J. Damich, KM
11/17/2016

 

The Defense of Faith Committee of the Federal Association was pleased and honored to have Mr. Paul Clement speak on current challenges to religious liberty at the DOF Program at the Annual Meeting, October 14 ...

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Syracuse Region Keeps Full Schedule of Service

Sharon Cirincione, DM
11/17/2016

 

While we are a small region of 21 active Members, the Syracuse region of the Federal Association has a very full year of activities, both spiritual and corporal.

 

Our Day of Recollection on the Feast ...

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Fishers of Men

Frances K. Fawcett Peterson, DM
11/1/2016

 

The Houston region, together with Bob and Kate Signorelli, was honored with the 2016 “Fishers of Men” award at the third annual gala fundraising dinner for Houston Catholic Radio, KSHJ AM 1430, a Guadalupe Radio ...

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Walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Dave Archer, KM
11/1/2016

 

Dave and Erin Archer (Memphis region) recently returned from walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.  They began on the feast of the Queenship of Mary in Saint-John-Pied-de-Port, France and finished in Santiago de Compostela ...

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The photo taken after the Mass is of the leaders of the various Orders in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese with Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr., D.D.

Kansas City Region Seeking Common Cause With Other Orders

Georgia Lynch, DM
11/1/2016

 

Members of the Kansas City region, including Jim and Georgia Lynch and Tom Weiford, have been meeting with the leadership of other orders within Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese so we can get to know one ...

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2016 Investiture Weekend Recap

10/20/2016

 

This past Saturday the Federal Association of the Order of Malta invested 47 new Knights and Dames, hailing from 16 of its regions. Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington was the principal celebrant at the ...

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There is Room in the Inn

Barbara Laughlin, DM
10/20/2016

 

In the heart of Charlotte’s business and cultural hub you will find St. Peter’s Church. And, for the past seven years, you would also find the Order of Malta on the first Monday ...

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Fall Clean-Up

Georgia Lynch, DM
10/20/2016

 

On a crisp Saturday in October, Members of the Kansas City region and their families, served at the Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Retirement Center, cleaning up the Shrine Gardens on their campus ...

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Malade Application Process Opens for 2017 Lourdes Pilgrimage

Jeff Ludwig, KM
10/6/2016

 

The Malade application and medical evaluation form for the 2017 Lourdes Pilgrimage are now available through the Order’s website. You must log in to the Members Only section to access the forms under the ...

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Malta Historical Collections to Be Digitized

Dr. Daniel K. Gullo, Assistant Director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and Joseph S. Micallef Curator of the Malta Study Center
10/6/2016

 

The Malta Study Center at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library has signed an agreement with the Catholic University of America (CUA) to digitize the manuscript collections dedicated to the history of the Sovereign Military Order ...

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Conventual Chaplain ad honorem Elected Benedictine Abbot Primate

Fra’ Tom Mulligan
9/22/2016

Abbot Gregory Polan, O.S.B., a chaplain ad honorem of the Federal Association, was elected abbot primate of the 1,500-year-old Benedictine Order at the Congress of Abbots meeting in Rome this month.

 

For ...

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Geri McComb, Jackie Gallagher, Frank Grass, Jerry Schmitt, Paul and Joan Polking, Bob Scheppegrell, Chuck Cornelio, Hans Lengers and Rich Hoefling. Participating but not in photo were Jim Kelley, Billy and Kelly Schiffiano, Bob Gallagher and Bill Thierfelder.

Members Join in Charlotte Eucharistic Congress

Bob Scheppegrell, KM
9/22/2016

 

On September 9-10, Knights and Dames from the Charlotte and Greensboro regions took part in the Diocese of Charlotte Eucharistic Congress, focusing this year on divine mercy as expressed in Luke's gospel: "Be merciful ...

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US Auxiliary Serves in Summer Youth Camp for First Time

Aleksander Johnston, Auxiliary
9/22/2016

 

Auxiliary from the Federal Association for the first time joined the American Association in the Order of Malta’s international summer camp for youth with intellectual disabilities. 

 

The camp was held in Piekary, a small ...

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