Season’s Greetings from the Grand Master and Lieutenant General of Knights of Malta (KMFAP)

Merry Christmas to all Dames and Knights!

His Eminent Highness Jose, Prince
Grand Master and Head of the State
And

H.G. Prof. George Popper

Lieutenant General of Knights of Malta

Dear Knights and Dames of our Sovereign Order and State,

CHRISTMAS, all over the World, is much more than only a religious celebration, it became a Family Festivity regardless of the Religion of each one.

Christmas is a season of Love, and of Family Gathering and the gifts that we exchange are nothing but the token of our feelings of Love and of Friendship.

Many of us tend to pay more importance to material values than to the spiritual ones, therefore I would like to underline that what matters is not WHAT is under the Christmas Tree, or over the Table of the Family Supper, no, what really matters is WHO is around the Tree and sitting around the Table, therefore, in my personal name, in the name of my family and on behalf of all members and of the Government of our Sovereign Order and of our State, I come to wish to our Knights and Dames a Family Festivity full of Peace and Love, an occasion when all your friends and beloved ones may be present, either around the Tree or at the Table, and, if not, that they may be present in your hearts and in your memory.

One more year – 2017 – is almost finished. During this year, our Sovereign Order and our State succeeded in important achievements both in our Humanitarian Work and in the Diplomatic field, besides a remarkable growth in our implantation worldwide, so I seize this occasion to express my deepest gratitude to all our Knights and Dames, for one more year of undeniable Friendship, Brotherhood, Commitment and Support.

The NEW YEAR is always the dawn of one year of Hope and as Hillary DePiano said “We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” So I come to wish to all that you may in the coming 365 days do great things, great for yourselves and for the others, great for the Peace and for protecting the Environment of our World, which is the house of all of us and of our Family. I wish that, again, in the coming year you may feel the pleasure of having and the happiness of sharing what you have with those who need. I wish you much health and no better words could express my wishes than the beautiful poem by D. Simone:

“May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart Embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism. May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire your deepest desires.
Through all that you reach for,
May your arms never Tire.

27-10-2017 KMFAP and Femmeraid Netherlands & Budokai Texel Special Needs Judo

 

Special Needs Judo Foundation has added an event.
4 november Texel Netherlands Den Burg
Femmeraid Netherlands & Budokai Texel and Holiday Park The krim and more sponsers has collapsed in cooperation with SNJF to re-enter this amazing judo event! Go to http://specialneedsjudo.nl for more information.

More to come

 

12- 05-12 INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. You can find information about Florence Nightingale on the Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF) web site and the Girl Child Education.

2017 Report of the humanitarian organisation of Knights of Malta (KMFAP), the FEMERAID International – Budapest Unit’s work in 2016

In 2016 the humanitarian organisation of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP), the FEMERAID International – Budapest Unit (the Central-Buda Volunteer Civil Protection Association – ÖPVE) paid exceptional attention to pre-conditioning children and youngster, orphans and not-in-family-live boys and girls too.

The association continuously works to raise the awareness of youngsters and town people on disasters, and emergency situations; so the children and adults can gain more information on disasters, disaster response, defence and rescue mechanism, such as first aid, or fire safety. Thanks to our activities their self-safety ability is growing, to be able to react in different emergency situations or to help in the work of the rescuers. They can utilize the learnt mechanism, not only in a disaster situation, but also in the everyday life. The people who take part in our disaster pre-conditioning training can increase his/her own and their environment’s safety.

The association performed the OAD (Orphans Against Disasters) program for kids with special needs. That is for teaching and pre-conditioning the orphans and the not-in-family-live boys and girls. There are a lot of important knowledge in the program, like first aid, fire safety, firefighting, civil protection, and dangers at home.

The education is independent of the physical conditions of the participants. We can help for everybody to improve the safety of his/her life. In 2016 the volunteers of the FEMERAID International – Budapest Unit worked at least 531 work hours in 29 days with teaching and pre-conditioning in the frame of the OAD program. We would like to express our thanks to everyone for the active and devoted work, carried out in the past year!

2017 Een goede start voor de eerste gratis Femeraid Nederland (Sociaal / mentale) kickboks sportproject.

Een goede start voor de eerste gratis Femeraid Nederland
(Sociaal / mentale) kickboks sportproject.


Het project: 12 Jeugdigen, jongens én meisjes, kosteloos deel te laten nemen aan een sportactiviteit. Doel is dat ze niet buiten de sociaal maatschappelijke (sport) omgeving vallen, om ze zinvol & fysiek/mentaal-gezond bezigheid te laten zijn. Daar, waarbij dit van toepassing is, is de jongere tevens ‘van de straat’. Neveneffect:Jeugdigen van de basisschool kunnen alvast kennismaken met jeugdigen uit het voortgezet onderwijs.Hierdoor zal het vertrouwen van de jeugdigen naar elkaar toenemen.Verder wordt de kans vergroot dat de jeugdigen na deze opstap de weg naar het verenigingsleven weten te vinden.Kickboksen zorgt voor kracht en uithoudingsvermogen.Maar kickboksen biedt nog veel meer. Naast een uitlaatklep voor een teveel aan (negatieve) energie leren jeugdigen hun grenzen te herkennen en te beheersen.Voor jeugdigen die het doelwit zijn van pesterijen vormt kickboksen een goede basis om de algemene weerbaarheid te versterken.Met grote dank aan de sponsers Texel Fonds, Femeraid Nederland, De Sportshop Texel, Dame Janny Vreugdenhil en StayFit & Budokai Texel die dit project mogelijk hebben gemaakt.
Super bedankt voor jullie inzet.
Nico Waerts

2017 The latest news social sport project from Femeraid Netherlands.

We are very pleased to announce that it has signed a new sponsor Texel Fonds for the sport project Femeraid Netherlands. Femeraid Netherlands is very grateful for this contribution.
The sportproject starts on March 9 2017.
The partners in this project are:
-Texel Fonds
– Team Femeraid Netherlands
– Stayfit & Budokai (Den Burg)
– De sportshop (Den Burg)
And a special thanks to Dame Janny for her contribution in this project.

Nico Waerts (KM)
Director Femeraid Netherlands
Prior of the Netherlands KMFAP

12-12-16 Season’s Greetings 2017

 

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FEDERATION OF PRIORIES
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF
ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM
– KNIGHTS OF MALTA –
MAGISTERIAL HOUSE

Season’s Greetings
Dear Knights, Dames, Squires, Damsels and friendly Orders,

On behalf of the Government of our State and of the structures of our Sovereign Order, I have the honor and the pleasure of presenting to all our most sincere Greetings for the coming Season. In fact, in the disturbed and uncertain World of our days, during this period several religions celebrate important festivities and all of them are festivities of Peace and of Love such as:

– Dongzhi Festival in China that celebrates the arrival of the Winter, renders cult to the ancestors and is a festivity of the family;

– The Buddhist celebrate the Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava and also the Amitabha, the celestial Buddha “The Buddha of Immeasurable Life and Light” ;

– The Hindus Celebrate the Gita Jayanti a day that symbolizes the birth of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita the sacred text of the Hindu religion;

– The Juish religion celebrates the Chanukah of the year 6777, which is the celebration of the light over the darkness, the rededication of the Holy Temple, celebrated during 8 days with 8 candles;

– The Muslim celebrate the Eid al-Mawlid an-Nabawī, the Festival of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad;

– The Christian celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ

and the World in general also celebrates the arrival of the New Year of 2017, so, for the above said, we come to wish to all

Happy Diwali = Dipavali and a new year of 2073 very prosperous and full of Light

SHUBH DIWALI=DIPAVALI ANÊ NUTAN VARSHA ABHINANDAN, NAMASTÉ

Buddhistarmed with loving-kindness and compassion to tame one’s own mind is the practice of a Bodhisattva

كل عام وانتم بخير .. كل عام وانتم بخير
.. من كل قلب في أحلى عيد

“A fraylichen Chanukah” or in Hebrew “Chanukah Sameach”

Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year

PEACE AND LOVE FOR ALL
His Eminent Highness Jose, Prince
Grand Master and Head of the State
magisterial.house@kmfap.net
www.kmfap.net