Program Overview of the Community of young Maltese in Germany
The Community of young Maltese (GjM - Gemeinschaft junger Malteser) has around 125 members between 18 and 35 years. In 2004, 20 members of a former Youth Commission established the GJM (Community of young Maltese) and the same year asked 30 other youngsters to join them. Since then community has grown.
As for the community, the members are divided into two types. Some are members of the Order of Malta, which their vocation concretely live through their membership of the GJM and want to understand more deeply. The others were touched by the charism of the Order (through the GJM projects, Lourdes, Lebanon etc.) and want to experience of the Order’s way the charism and try it out for themselves. Among the obligations of membership is (regardless of the above distinction) the effort to keep the commandments of the Church, to participate in two Community internal weekends per year, the commitment in the annual program of the GJM, and every two years to participate in a spiritual retreat of at least four days.
Where several GjMler live in a city, it comes to regional delegation, which are coordinated by a delegate and do their own activities (Lunch for elderly, Foodball matches with refugees etc.).
Attached you can find the program overview of the Community for 2016.