The American Association Founded in 1927 as the first association of the Order of Malta in the Americas, the association is headquartered in New York City with over 2,000 knights, dames and volunteers in 16 states working with the poor, sick and incarcerated and giving witness to the Catholic faith.
Spirituality Knights and Dames join the Order of Malta to pursue their spiritual growth over a path laid out by Blessed Gerard more than nine hundred years ago, seeking to nurture and witness the Faith and assist the sick and the poor.
Spirituality in Action Members are involved in hands-on work involving over one hundred organizations and ministries. Food banks, hospitals, pregnancy support centers, homeless shelters and mentoring at risk children are just some of the activities in which members engage.
Today, a mere 500 yards from the site of Jesus’ birth, love, joy, hope and peace are born anew at Holy Family Hospital. Love shines in the faces of thousands of poor parents who come to the doors of Holy Family Hospital. Joy radiates in the birth of each baby and Hope is given by the only neo-natal intensive care unit in the region.
Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem is one of the principle works of the Order of Malta.