About the Order The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and Malta is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilization. The 13,500 Knights and Dames remain true to its principles – nurturing, witnessing and protecting the faith and serving the poor and the sick.
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 over 30 Areas 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 at over 100 hundred organizations, including food banks, hospitals, pregnancy support centers, homeless shelters and mentoring programs for at risk children.
The American Association of the Order of Malta is organized into 30 local chapters properly called Areas. Each has an Area Chair, an Area Hospitaller and any number of Committee Chairs. The works of the Order are undertaken by the members in their respective Areas.
Each Area has the opportunity to post local information on their Area web site – which is hosted on the Association web site. The Areas are responsible for entering the information and keeping it current.
Click on an Area in the map or the list below to view the Area’s web site.