• Humanitarian

    Fighting for the poor
  • Humanitarian

    Fighting for the poor
  • History

    Looking back on a long tradition
  • Ecumenical

    Bringing Christians together

The second activity, held on the 12th December, was aimed at the members of the jurisdiction who met for a social and fund-raising event at Torri ta’ Lanzun (the Order’s World Headquarters).  The evening included a fundraising raffle and an auction of an oil painting donated to the Grand Priory by one a renowned Maltese Artist.  The attendees were also encouraged to take part in a Reverse Advent Calendar and thus collect and bring to this function, non-perishable food items to build up a FOOD BANK to distribute to the needy. This food was forwarded to the Food Bank which is run by St Andrew's Church inValletta.  The Food Bank provides food for needy families referred to it by social works and other NGOs.

The Medieval Chapel of the Castello was purposefully decorated for the occasion. A spiritual welcoming speech was delivered by Fr. Joseph Cini, SDB, ChLJ, followed a short address by His Excellency Chev. the Prof. Charles Savona Ventura, Grand Prior of the Maltese Islands and Grand Historian of the Military & Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem.

It was a very enjoyable evening which served as a social gathering between members.

The final activity for Advent was the celebration of Saint Lazarus Day on the 15-16th December with an organized visit where musical entertainment was provided to the inmates of the ST LAURENCE HOME FOR THE ELDERLY and the resident psychiatric patients at GOZO GENERAL HOSPITAL when suitable seasonal gifts were distributed to the inmates.

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