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Companions of the Order bring blooms to elderly residents

Plant project Order Companions in London
Plant project Order Companions in London

Yesterday morning a group of Companions of the Order* organised to take over 230 individual pot plants at some care homes across London. Each one came with a card attached. It held an email address and telephone number in case the elderly person needs assistance.

Auxiliary organisation of the Order of Malta – volunteers who deliver the works of the Order in Britain.  

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The mission of the Order of Malta is inspired by its tradition of ‘Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum', to assist the poor and the sick, and bear witness to the Christian faith.


The Sovereign Order of Malta is a sovereign subject of international law. The Order - which is based in Rome, in via Condotti - has its own Government, an independent magistracy, and bilateral diplomatic relations with 110 countries.


The Order of St John of Jerusalem is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilisation. Present in Palestine in around 1048, it is a lay religious Order, traditionally of military, chivalrous, noble nature.