Order of Malta - American Association

This is the Official Site of the American Association, U.S.A.

The Order of Malta is a worldwide, lay, religious order of the Roman Catholic Church, which seeks to glorify God by promoting the sanctification of each member through his or her work with the sick and the poor and defense of the Catholic faith. 

There are only three United States Associations established by decree of the Grand Master and vote of the Sovereign Council of the Order headquartered in Rome. The American Association is a separate legal entity and a 501 c 3 not-for profit corporation which is responsible for the day-to-day management and control of its business and affairs. As such, it acts on its own behalf subject to general oversight by the Order of Malta consistent with accepted corporate governance standards and practices.

The American Association, U.S.A., headquartered in New York City, was founded in 1927.

Registration Now Open for Member Retreat

February 5 - 7, 2016

The American Association is holding a Spiritual Retreat from Friday, February 5 through Sunday, February 7, 2016. The retreat will be held at the Bethany Retreat Center in Lutz, Florida. Our retreat master is Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Bishop Caggiano is active as a Conventual Chaplain in the Connecticut Area of the Association and has been on our Lourdes Pilgrimage. He is well known to many of our members in Connecticut and in Brooklyn where he had served as an Auxiliary Bishop.

The weekend begins with 4 p.m. check-in, 5 p.m. mass, on Friday evening, and ends on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon. The cost for the weekend is $425.00 per person (based on double occupancy), which includes a room at the Retreat Center and all meals. A $75.00 supplement will be required for a single room, if available.

All members are encouraged to attend; candidates in their year of preparation and new members who have not been on an Association’s three-day retreat are particularly encouraged to attend. It is important to recognize that a three-day retreat, such as the Bethany Retreat, is very different from a morning of recollection or a day of reflection.

Please log in to the Members Only area and click on "Member Retreats" for more information and to download the Registration Form.

What better Christmas present to give than to treat your loved ones to a soul-enriching spiritual retreat!

CANCELLED: 2016 Pilgrimage for Life

January 21 - 22

Pilgrimage for Life 2016

Due to the impending inclement weather, the local government in Washington, DC has declared a state of emergency.

All Order of Malta events that were scheduled for the March For Life, January 21 - 22, 2016 are cancelled.

Please continue to pray for the end of abortion.

A video clip of last year's March can be found here.

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Project Christmas - Listeners of “Seize The Day” on The Catholic Channel

The Order of Malta’s Prison Ministry Apostolate was featured by Gus Lloyd, host of the “Seize The Day” program on December 9, 2015.  The Catholic Channel is a ministry of the Archdiocese of New York, which includes “Seize The Day” as its morning drive time offering throughout the United States and elsewhere.

Listeners seeking to support the Project Christmas goal of putting the “Minute In The Church” series written by Gus Lloyd in the hands of prisoners around North America are encouraged to access the Donations & Payments Tab to the left and to select “Project Christmas” as the purpose of their gift.

Listeners interested in supporting the Prison Ministry Apostolate without restricting their contribution to Project Christmas are encouraged to access the Donations & Payments Tab to the left and to select “Prison Ministry” as the purpose of their gift.

Listeners interested in supporting the Order of Malta’s works without restricting their contribution are encouraged to access the Donations & Payments Tab to the left and to select “Unrestricted” as the purpose of their gift. 

Please click here to donate.

Thank you for your support! You will receive an acknowledgement of your contribution through the US Mail.

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Some of the Organizations Our Members Volunteer at to Help the Sick and the Poor

 Medical & Dental Clinic at St. Leo's Catholic Church  St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
Medical & Dental Clinic at St. Leo's Catholic Church - Michigan St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - Dallas, TX

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American Association Areas

Map of American Association Areas Boston Connecticut - Eastern Connecticut - Southern, Western & Northern Florida - Naples Florida - Northeast Florida - Palm Beach/Broward/Miami and the Keys Florida - Vero Beach Illinois Indiana - Central & Southern Indiana - Northern Kansas Michigan Minnesota Missouri New Jersey New York - Upstate New York - Nassau/Suffolk New York - NYC New York - Westchester Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania - Scranton Rhode Island Texas - Dallas Texas - Houston US Virgin Islands Wisconsin

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Order of Malta Study Center

study centerThe Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at St. John's University, Collegeville, MN maintains a microfilm collection of over 16,000 documents and dossiers from Malta, covering the twelfth to the twentieth century. The materials include the Archives of the Knights of Malta, the Cathedral Museum in Mdina, the Archives of the Inquisition, ecclesiastical records of the dioceses of Malta and Gozo, and musical compositions.

The Center sponsors digitization projects to preserve the history of Malta and the Knights of St. John. It acquires antiquarian and modern publications dealing with Malta's history, literature, and culture, in addition to materials pertaining to the Knights of St. John and the history of the Crusades. Visitors to the Center are welcome, and it is possible to order copies of microfilms from its collection.

For further information, please visit the Study Center's website here.

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