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IMG_0496This year marks the 900th anniversary of the Papal Bull signed by Pope Paschal II on 15th February 1113 which placed the Hospital founded by the Amalfi knights for pilgrims in Jerusalem, under the aegis of the Church, granting it the right to freely elect its superiors without interference from other lay or religious authorities. By virtue of this Papal Bull, the knights of the Hospital became a lay-religious order now known in full as the Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta. For more of this history, please click on the History button on the left.

To mark this auspicious date, a number of our knights and dames were invited to the week long celebration in Rome by Pope Benedict the 16th. For more information, please see the previous story below

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vaticano08Participating in a 900th birthday celebration is a once-in-a-life-time experience. Nearly 4,500 members and volunteers of the Order from all over the world gathered in Rome to celebrate this significant event.

It was nothing near a regular birthday bash with all the party trimmings. The week long celebration was a time for thanksgiving, taking stock of what the Order has done and is doing, planning for the future and renewal of our commitment to our vocation as members of the Order. Continue reading

Residents of St. Theresa's Home boarding the chartered bus

Residents of St. Theresa’s Home boarding the chartered bus

It was a beautiful sunny day on October 28, 2012 when the Singapore Association of the Order of Malta conducted their annual day of bringing cheer to some of the residents of the St. Theresa’s Home for the Aged. Continue reading

Participants at SMOM AP Conference, Sydney

The Order of Malta’s 3rd Asia Pacific Regional Conference was attended by representatives from Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines, Timor Leste, CIOMAL, Malteser International and the Grand Magistry.

Singapore was represented by President H.E. Michael Khoo, Hospitaller Isaac Krishnamoorthy and Chancellor Rose Lu. Continue reading

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