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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 and his mother, Dr. Inge Guen, were our initial contacts with the Walter Reed community ...

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Features

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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Archive

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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Group Studying Church Teaching on Immigration

Joan Glasgow, DM
11/2/2017

The Our Lady of Mercy Malta Group is a parish group within the Montgomery County Region, which includes members from Mercy, St. Bart’s, Our Lady of Lourdes and Little Flower churches, sponsored a talk ...

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A Moment of Reflection from Executive Director of Malteser International Americas

10/23/2017

Dear Federal Association Membership,

Last Sunday, while at St. Catherine of Siena Church with my wife and two young children, I had a moment to reflect and give thanks to our donors and supporters after ...

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Prayer and Letting Go of Control

Msgr. William English
10/18/2017

If you were to ask me what is the greatest obstacle to growing closer to the Lord, I would say that it is our desire to control our own lives rather than allow God to ...

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Evangelizing With Faith-based Community: My Personal Journey of Faith

Leah Favia, DM, Class of 2017
10/18/2017

God has a plan for each of us. Trust in him. 

When I first moved to the Washington, DC area, life had just thrown me a curveball. What started out as a promising future—a ...

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Hospital Partner in Haiti Braves Wrath of Hurricane Irma

Joseph Giere, KM
10/5/2017

 

Staff at Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti, which operates in partnership with the CRUDEM Foundation, labored long and hard In advance of Hurricane Irma to safeguard the 125 patients there. The most vulnerable ...

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Order of Malta Center of Care Up and Running

Chuck Mifsud, KM
10/5/2017

On August 24, the Order of Malta Center of Care, located in Columbus, opened and saw its first patients. The free clinic was started by the Columbus region of the Federal Association to serve our ...

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St. Joseph Day of Celebration

Bill McMurray, KM
9/21/2017

September 13th was a day of celebration for the St. Joseph, region, as members gathered at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in St. Joseph, MO. Rev. Matthew Rotert, the cathedral rector and associate chaplain of ...

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Order of Malta Center of Care First Aid Kit Giveaway

Chuck Mifsud, KM
9/21/2017

On August 17, members of the Columbus region of the Federal Association, under the banner of the Order of Malta Center of Care, attended the annual Book Bag Giveaway at Holy Rosary-St. John Catholic Church ...

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Order Bringing Relief in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

9/15/2017

On September 9, 42 members volunteered at the Order of Malta Food Fair, organized with Catholic Charities at the Mamie George Community Center, in the heart of the poorest area of hurricane-ravaged Houston.

More than ...

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Drone footage shows full impact of Hurricane Harvey

9/15/2017

 

Historic rains continue to fall in Texas from Hurricane Harvey. First hand account from an Order of Malta member in the region: “This is catastrophic. Epic. Torrential rains falling.”

Officials say that rain and “catastrophic ...

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Needed

9/15/2017

This past weekend, Hurricane Harvey made landfall and destroyed coastal Texas, unleashing 130 mph gale force winds and knocking down trees, toppling power poles and signs, and washing away homes. A deluge of rain flooded ...

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