Confraternity of Our Lady of Charity - HMML Repository

Confraternity of Our Lady of Charity

265 volumes of the Confratnerity of Our Lady of Charity, including records of minutes, memorial masses, foundations, accounts, slave redemption, and other matters related to the charitable works and organization of the confraternity.


  • Collection

  • Country

    Malta
  • City

    Valletta
  • Repository

    Confraternity of Our Lady of Charity
  • Project Codes

    KKM, Malta Series I
  • Project Numbers

    KKM 00001-KKM 00268, Malta Series I, nonsequential
  • Type

    Digital, Microform
  • Digital Surrogates

    265
  • Microfilm Reels

    16
  • Date Preserved

    1981, 1983, 2018-2019
  • HMML Reading Room (first record)

  • Languages

    Latin; Spanish; Italian; Arabic; Turkish; French
  • Reproduction Notes

    Gaps in the HMML project numbers
  • Related Collections

    ACHR; ACMC
  • Reading Room Collections

  • Uncataloged Collections


The Malta Study Center microfilmed 16 archival volumes from the Confraternity of Charity in the 1980s as part of the Malta Series I project. In 2018-2019, the Center signed a new agreement to digitize 265 volumes from the Archive of the Confraternity of Charity. The Confraternity of Charity was founded in 1610, and is associated with the Church of Saint Paul's Shipwreck Church in Valletta. Records detail the confraternity's activities, including local ministry to the poor, financial support for those who could not bury their dead, marriage dowries for the poor, the ransoming of slaves, endowments to support charity, and the construction of oratories and patronage of art works of Catholic devotion.