Ambassador Robert Shafer, GCMGOb, and Mrs. Ellen Shafer, GCMGOb, received awards from Frá Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta, at the Magistral Palace in Rome on Friday, October 11. Click here to read more.
On October 1, the brand new Order of Malta Hospitality and First Aid Center opened on the grounds of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. Learn more about the center here .
Knights, Dames, family and friends from the Boston Area joined together at the Pastoral Center at the Archdiocese of Boston for their Annual Area Mass and Fall Dinner. Most Rev. Arthur L. Kennedy, Ph.D. served as principal celebrant and homilist with concelebrants, Fr. Jack Ahern and Fr. Paul Soper. Click here to read more about this annual celebration in the Boston Area.
Local members were excited to welcome 4 candidates to Newton Country Day School for a preview of their Year of Formation program. Knights and Dames provided witness about their own faith journey, shared more about the activities they are involved in, and joined them for Mass celebrated by Msgr. Moroney. Please click here to learn more about their day.
The Michigan Area hosted their annual retreat on Saturday, October 5th, at Blessed Solanus Casey Retreat Center in Detroit. A total of 41 Knights, Dames, Auxiliary, and Candidates in their Year of Formation were in attendance at this retreat day, led by Father Pat Brennan, a Western Association chaplain. To read more about this annual event, click here
The Inaugural Blessed Fra’ Gerard Distinguished Lecture was delivered by Dr. Samuel Gregg, Director of Research at the Michigan-based Acton Institute, to a lively group of Knights and Dames from both the American and Federal Associations in Milwaukee. Click here to learn more about this event and the meaning behind this lecture series. 
The Naples Area publishes a local newsletter for the Knights and Dames living in the Naples, Florida Area. October's issue highlights the First Friday Mass and Dinner and upcoming events in the Area and the Association. To read their newsletter, please click here .
Knights and Dames welcomed incoming members to their annual Area Dinner at the Canoe Brook Country Club. Click here to view more photos from this event.
Local Knights and Dames traveled to Pastores, Guatemala this summer to build homes and assist at a health clinic. Click here to learn more about this bi-annual trip.
Knights and Dames observed the feast day of Blessed Gerard at the Oratory Preparatory School with Mass celebrated Ad Orientem by Rev. Msgr. William Fadrowski, ChM. Rev. Msgr. Sylvester Cronin, ChM, and Rev. Salvatore DiStefano, Ch.M concelebrated this Mass. Click here to read more.
Karol Corbin Walker, DM, was honored at a Red Mass with the 2019 Advocati Christi, an annual award presented to lawyers and judges who have proven a commitment to both the legal profession and the profession of their faith. Click here to learn more about this great accomplishment. 
Every month, members meet to assemble and deliver food packs to Linkages, a Catholic Charities work in Tinton Falls, NJ, for children living in transition housing. If you would like to learn more about this program and other activities in the New Jersey Area, please click here .
Local Knights and Dames attended a magnificent Liturgy for the Consecration to Jesus through Mary according to St. Louis de Montfort at Assumption Parish in Jacksonville, Florida. Click here to read more about this celebration. 
Members were invited to join in celebrating the elevation of the first and oldest Marian Shrine in the U.S. and Canada to National Shrine status by the USCCB. Learn more about Our Lady of La Leche National Shrine at Mission Nombre de Dios here
Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary prepared and served lunch for residents at the Sulzbacher Homeless Shelter. Click here to read more about how the Area plans, purchases, prepares and serves a hearty meal to the Homeless here several times a year.
The American Association’s Philadelphia Area participated in the third annual solemn high Mass according to Divine Worship: the form of the liturgy used by the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. (aka Anglican Ordinariate). Click here to learn more about their participation in this Mass.
The Upstate New York Area members prepared and served lunch to residents of the South end neighborhood of Albany at the Welcome Table Soup Kitchen on Saturday, October 5th. Members hosted the luncheon from start to finish, from welcoming the guests on their arrival, preparing and serving the meal, to cleaning up afterwards. Click here to view more photos from this day. 

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. It would be great to feature every Area in our special December section on Area activities related to the World Day of the Poor.

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