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Annual Anointing Mass Celebrated in Jacksonville

Jane Lanier, DM
The Jacksonville Region hosted its signature service project, the Annual Anointing Mass on February 10. Chair, Dr. Jeff Edwards, KM, made all arrangements with the help of other knights and dames who transported the sick elderly from Catholic housing in the Diocese of St. Augustine.  
The Rev. Remek Blaszkowski, JCD ...
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Lafayette Region Home Repair Program Underway

John Griffin, Esq., KM

This week, confreres and friends of the Federal Association from across the country are participating in the annual Home Repair Program, which takes place in the Lafayette Region of Louisiana. As Monsignor Edward Dillon, a ...

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Charlotte Region Hosts the Homeless

Richard McKeon, KM
On January 2, the Charlotte Region prepared a wonderful dinner for 10 of our homeless neighbors at Saint Peter’s Church in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to the six knights and dames appearing ...
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Dallas Region Hosts Annual Advent Mass and Dinner

John Griffin, KM
The Dallas Region of the Federal Association hosted its annual Advent Mass and Dinner in December at St. Joseph’s Residence, a Catholic senior living facility in Dallas. Many thanks to His Excellency, Auxiliary Bishop ...
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Solemn Vespers of the Dead

Laurence Neuhoff, KM

The Dallas Region commemorated the centennial of the end of World War I with Solemn Vespers of the Dead at the University of Dallas's Church of the Incarnation on November 6. The celebrant was ...

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New Members Welcomed at Investiture Weekend

Christine A. Kettmer, DM and Chair, Investiture Committee

On the third weekend in October, 59 new members were welcomed into the Federal Association of the Order of Malta. Once again, several of the Investiture activities occurred at the historic Mayflower Hotel and St ...

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Philermos Icon Venerated in Pilgrimage to Croatia

Barbara Patocka, DM

In September, Federal Association President Margaret Melady led a pilgrimage of 22 members of the Order to Croatia, where we were warmly welcomed at a dinner hosted by Croatian Catholics and experienced first-hand how the ...

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Austin/San Antonio Honors Deceased Members

Don Patteson, KM

On November 10, the Austin/San Antonio Region celebrated our first Mass for deceased members, in the chapel of St. Louis King of France. It was a beautiful, intimate Mass honoring and praying for our ...

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Regions Renew Purpose After Sanctity of Life Mass

Joan Glasgow, DM

The DC and Montgomery County Regions held their annual Sanctity of Life Mass on October 6 at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Potomac, with the Rev. Bill Byrne, one of our chaplains, celebrating. Thirty-five ...

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Milwaukee Holds Inaugural Blessing of Capes and Robes

Dr. Cynthia Salazar, DM

On Oct. 5, following first Friday Mass at Old St. Mary Church, Milwaukee Region members, auxiliary, and guests gathered to witness and participate in the Blessing of Church Capes and Robes for those being invested ...

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St. Ann’s Renovation Project

Tom Gaspard, KM

The DC and Montgomery County regions held this year’s second renovation project on Oct. 13 at St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families. Our task was to give a facelift to several ...

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Three-Day Symposium Introduces Blessed Karl of Austria

Lawrence Neuhoff, KM

The Dallas Region sponsored a three-day symposium last month on Blessed Karl of Austria, the last Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and a Bailiff Grand Cross of Honor and Devotion in the Order of Malta ...

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Texas Regions Gather in Retreat, with Hopes to Repeat

Don Patteson, KM

This weekend the Austin/San Antonio Region hosted what we hope will become an annual retreat for the three Texas regions—Austin/San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston.  The Very Rev. R. Lucian Millette, judicial vicar ...

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Fisher House Meal

Gaby DeLeon, KM and Joan Glasgow, DM

Order of Malta members served dinner to 45 residents and guests at the four Fisher Houses on the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The meal consisted of chicken pot pie (by Selma ...

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Assumption Feast Takes River Route

Tim Wescott, KM

Lafayette Region members processed in the Fête-Dieu du Vermilion (Feast of God on the Bayou Vermilion) in honor of the Feast of the Assumption in August. This has been an annual event of the ...

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Chicago Region Recognized for Local Service Project

Maria Kelly, DM

Cardinal Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Msgr. Michael Boland, president of Catholic Charities of Chicago, were scheduled to award the members of the Chicago Region with the Bishop M. Conway Caritas Christi ...

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A Nursing Perspective on Malade Selection

Marguerite Baxter, DM; Joan Cincotta, DM; Harry Johnson, KM; Jeff Ludwig, KM; and Lisa Miranda, DM

Each year, we as the Lourdes Committee Nursing Leadership Team look forward to fall and the malade selection process. Although the plane will not depart for six months, the Lourdes pilgrimage begins for us in ...

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For I Was in Prison and You Visited Me

Patricia Turpin, DM

The Atlanta Region prison ministry was invited to Queen of Angels Catholic School during the Lenten season to discuss Corporal Works of Mercy with the middle school students. While preparing for the event I spent ...

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FA President and ED Visit Syracuse Region

Megan FitzGerald, DM

We had a wonderful time last month when Federal Association President Margaret Melady and Executive Deacon Director Michael Stankewicz visited and toured our service projects in the Syracuse Region. This visit is part of a ...

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Chaplains at Convocation Seek Closer Ties

Msgr. Edward Dillon

At the end of June, chaplains of the Federal Association met for two days at the Dominican House of Studies, in Washington, D.C. for the second formal convocation of chaplains. This recent meeting brought ...

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Town Hall Meeting Connects Service to Spirituality

Kathryn Abell, GCM/Ob

“I don’t encounter Jesus in the poor and the sick because I am doing good works. I encounter Jesus in the poor and the sick because that’s where Jesus lives.”


This connection between ...

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Medical Mission to Milot, Haiti

Anne Blum, DM, Joe Giere, KM, and Joan Glasgow, DM

We have an exciting progress report on Hospital Sacre Coeur from a recent visit by Dr. Joe Giere, KM.  First, a bit of history. The Hospital in Milot, Haiti has been connected to the Order ...

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Angels and Demons: Lancaster’s Spring Defense of the Faith Event

Daniel Krieger, KM

On May 24 the Lancaster Region held the spring installment of its Defense of the Faith series. The program, titled, Angels and Demons: Who They are and Why They Matter, featured Adam Blai, a peritus ...

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2018 DC Metro Area Renovation Project

Joan Glasgow, DM & Tom Gaspard, KM

In April, 26 volunteers gathered to dedicate their Saturday to participating in the Washington area regions' fourth annual renovation project. The volunteers included Order of Malta members, a grandson and a few sons of members ...

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