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The Federal Association participated in the Order Of Malta's annual international pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine at Lourdes, France on April 29th through May 6th. We brought along with us 48 Malades and 63 of their companions, for a total of about 345 pilgrims this year.
There were many highlights from our pilgrimage this year, which we shared on our Lourdes Facebook page. In our closing Mass in the Rosary Basilica, Cardinal McCarrick encouraged us to see our return from the pilgrimage as a continuation of the apostolic "adventure" to bring the joy of the Risen Christ to all.
There are over 935 Knights and Dames and nearly 60 Federal Association Chaplains in 33 states, the District of Columbia and 3 foreign countries. Most Federal Association Members live in one of the 25 “Hospitaller Regions” nationwide. As membership grew, the Federal Association created regions to facilitate ongoing spiritual and volunteer activities for members. Each region is coordinated by a Regional Hospitaller who is responsible for the organization of membership-related events, Masses, and activities.
For more information on events and calendar in each Hospitaller Regions please select from the "Regions" tab on the left under the Federal Association section.
Rome, 8 November 2014 – Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke has been appointed Cardinalis Patronus of the Sovereign Order of Malta by His Holiness Pope Francis. Previously Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, he succeeds Cardinal Paolo Sardi, who was appointed Patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI.