From those of us who work on Spirituality in Action:
“Thanksgiving blessings to all members and friends of the Order of Malta, American Association. Thank you for all you do for Our Lords, the Sick and the Poor."
DECEMBER SPIRITUAL OUTREACH CALL
The final Spiritual Outreach Call of 2019 will be hosted by Father Ian Jeremiah of the Connecticut Area. He will speak about "The Incarnation - Mystery and Miracle" on Wednesday, December 4th at 11 AM ET. We invite you to call in and listen to Fr. Jeremiah discuss this interesting topic. Click here for the dial-in instructions. Can't join us live? All of our Spiritual Outreach Calls are recorded and uploaded to the website.
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 2019
SUBMISSIONS DUE DECEMBER 3, 2019
We are looking forward to seeing how all of the American Association's Areas celebrated the World Day of the Poor. If you have not already done so, please click here to submit an activity form for your Area's World Day of the Poor event(s). Forms should be submitted by December 3rd. We will be taking part in the Order of Malta's global communications campaign to raise awareness of our projects and our commitment by sharing your stories.
Look for the Special Edition of “Spirituality in Action” in mid-December which will feature Area submissions on local activities to celebrate the World Day of the Poor.
DISTANCE LEARNING CALL
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019
Nancy Graebe and Dr. Joseph Dutkowsky, chairs of the 2020 Pilgrimage for Life, will speak on “The 2020 Pilgrimage for Life”. For more information, please visit the Distance Learning Call page in the Members Only section of our website here.
The following members have been elected to serve three (3) year terms commencing January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2022:
Laure Aubuchon (NYC)
William Besgen (Southeast Florida)
Peter Bewley (Naples)
Nancy Graebe (New Jersey)
Rory Kelleher (NYC)
John Murphy, MD (Connecticut SWN)
John O’Rourke (Philadelphia)
Anne Peach (Naples)
A total of 945 members of the Association cast ballots, which represented almost 48% of the membership. This is the third highest participation rate over the last fourteen years in an Association election. Almost 92% of the ballots were cast electronically.
On behalf of our President, Dr. Peter J. Kelly, the members of the Board of Councillors, and all the members of the American Association, we congratulate those who have been elected and express thanks and appreciation to all who stood for election.
If you would like us to feature a story about your Area in an upcoming email, please click here to email Tiffany Mazza. We encourage all Areas to submit at least one photo and a 2-3 sentence recap of your local Area event/activity.