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.

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Good Help - Champion, WI

August 4 - 7, 2016

Our Lady of Good Help

This year, the American Association joined the Federal Association on a Pilgrimage to Champion, Wisconsin to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is the site of the only Marian apparition in the United States approved by the Catholic Church. Also included in the Pilgrimage was a visit to the National Shrine of Saint Joseph, located at Saint Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.

The pilgrimage took place beginning with registration at the Hyatt Hotel in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Thursday, August 4th and ended on Sunday, August 7th following the 9AM Mass at Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

This pilgrimage included a total of only forty-eight American Association participants including Knights, Dames, Malades, Medical and Clergy, and Volunteers.

Thank you for your prayers for the success of this Pilgrimage which gave those who cannot go to Lourdes an opportunity to experience some of the benefits of a pilgrimage to a Marian shrine with Malades. It also provided those who have been to Lourdes with an opportunity to visit another Marian shrine where Mary appeared. It was definitely less strenuous than the Lourdes Pilgrimage and as such, a great opportunity for those who can no longer stand the rigors of the Lourdes journey but still desired to go on an Association pilgrimage with Malades. 

Pilgrimage to Poland, the Czech Republic & Austria

August 24 – September 2, 2016

Pilgrimage to Poland 2016

The American Association is offering the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the great Saint John Paul II. At the request of many, we have chosen a provider who has been able to put together a remarkable journey at a reasonable price. Peter’s Way Tours has a history of providing Catholic tours to important religious and historical places around the world.

The pilgrimage is planned for August 24th to September 2nd, 2016. The price includes airfare from New York City. If you want to participate in this fully guided pilgrimage or would like more information, please login to the Members Only section to download the brochure, and/or complete the application and return it to Peter’s Way Tours to the address on the enrollment form. 

The brochure outlines a wonderful pilgrimage to many places important in the life of Pope John Paul and in the history of Europe including Krakow, Czestochowa, Auschwitz, Prague and Vienna. It promises to be a journey of great graces, great camaraderie and great memories. There is also an optional three day add-on package to visit Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa.

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Fall 2016 Member Retreat

October 14 - 16, 2016

St. Mary of the Lake University

The American Association’s Fall Retreat is scheduled for the weekend of October 14  to October 16 at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, in Mundelein, Illinois. Father Eric Hollas, a familiar face to many of our members, will once again bless us as our Retreat Master.

Mundelein, Illinois, the site of the retreat, is about a forty-five minute drive from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

The weekend will begin with check-in on Friday evening, October 14 and will end on Sunday morning, October 16, 2016. Registration materials are available now in the Members Only section.

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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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