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.

Fall 2015 American Association Retreat

October 2 - 4

Immaculate Conception Seminary

The American Association is holding a Spiritual Retreat beginning Friday, October 2 and ending Sunday, October 4, 2015. The retreat will be held at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington Long Island. The Seminary is located on a quiet property overlooking the Long Island Sound. Its location and facilities provide the ideal place to spend time getting closer to God and growing in appreciation of His many gifts to us.

Fr. David CaronOur retreat master is Very Reverend David G. Caron, OP, Ch.M. who is very familiar with the Order, serving the American Association as a Magistral Chaplain and a frequent chaplain on the Association’s Lourdes Pilgrimage.

Father David was named Director of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of New Orleans in September 2014. He is a Dominican Friar who has earned a doctorate in ministry specializing in Liturgy. He had previously served as President of the Aquinas Institute in St. Louis, Socius and Vicar Provincial for the Southern Province of Dominicans and Director for the Center for Dominican studies at Barry University in Miami.

More information and the registration forms are available in the Members Only section by clicking here.

2015 Lourdes Pilgrimage Video

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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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