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The Philippine Association participates in the International Pilgrimage of the Order of Malta at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, France whereby international associations convene in a week-long annual get-together with their sick or malades, held on the first weekend of May. Since 1997, the pilgrimage has been a prerequisite to admission in the Order as had been suggested by the then Grand Hospitaller Baron Albrecht Boeslager during the Asia Pacific Conference helpd in Manila. His Most Eminent Highness The Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta Fra’ Andrew Bertie heads this pilgrimage. The first Philippine Delegation was headed by Don Romeo S. Villonco, then a Knight of Magistral Grace in1997.

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

Magistral Palace, Via Condotti, 68 Rome - Italy Tel. +39.06.67581.1 | info@orderofmalta.int