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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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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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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 ...

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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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Jacksonville Knights and Dames Complete Two Service Projects

Jane Lanier, DM
7/25/2019

 

The Jacksonville Region recently completed two service projects in our area with great success.

At San Jose Manor, a low-income Catholic housing project, the knights and dames hosted its annual Pat Thornton, KM dinner celebration ...

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Serving Lunch to the Homeless in Charleston

Joe Tronco, KM
7/25/2019

In honor of the Feast of St. John, members, family, candidates, and discerners served lunch to more than 100 homeless people in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

Neighborhood House is a mission of Our Lady of ...

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Defense of Faith Program in Lancaster

Christopher Gibbons, KM
7/12/2019

In May, the Lancaster Region sponsored a Defense of the Faith program, presented by Joseph Pearce, based on his book “Heroes of the Catholic Reformation – Saints Who Renewed the Church.” 

 

Mr. Pearce framed his talk ...

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Spring Renovation

Tom Gaspard, KM
7/12/2019

More than 20 members, candidates, and friends of the Order completed the DC and Montgomery County Regions' spring renovation project on a Saturday in May. This year the work took place at the Northwest Pregnancy ...

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Chicago Region Rehabs Women’s Safe House

Rick Klein, KM
7/12/2019

Over the last several years, at the suggestion of our chaplain, Msgr. Michael Boland, the Chicago Region has been involved with the House of the Good Shepherd, which provides a safe environment where abused women ...

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Chicago Pre-Lourdes Mass

Rick Klein, KM
6/27/2019

In April, the Chicago Region gathered in the beautiful St. Louise de Marillac Chapel at the Catholic Charities building for a “Pre-Lourdes Mass” for pilgrims and our two malades, Tim Ford and Marian Ward, before ...

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Receiving the Easter Basket gifts are Principal Sr. Gloria Agamagu (right front), vice-principal Ms. Helene Cropper (front center), and executive assistant Mr. Nathaniel Bullock (left). Order of Malta members Lisa Charles, DM and Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel, DM helped with the delivery.

Sharing Easter Blessings With Our Catholic Family

Dr. Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel, DM and Lisa Charles, DM
6/27/2019

The Easter Season is a beautiful time of year to renew ourselves, and to fully live out the Holy Gospel and the charism of the Order of Malta.

 

Members of the Montgomery County and DC ...

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DC Knight Honored at National Prayer Breakfast

Hugh Dempsey, KMOb
6/27/2019

Gerald Giblin, KMOb, was surprised to be the inaugural recipient of the Christifideles Laici Award presented at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in April in Washington, DC before 1,400 attendees.

 

The award recognizes lay ...

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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 ...

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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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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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