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 inspiring 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 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.
The Eastern Connecticut Area of The Order of Malta is a relatively small group yet is very active in carrying out and supporting various missions we have chosen. Among those missions are The New Life Prison Ministry, The Haitian Health Foundation, regional Soup Kitchens, the start of a Medical Van in New Haven, and most recently, a Pilgrimage to The National Shrine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. We also support the Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
Eastern Connecticut Area holds three prayer meetings each year, composed of a brief period for business, time for sharing our mission work, thought provoking discussions usually led by Bishop Cote, and Mass followed by dinner or lunch. The meetings are scheduled to coincide with Lent, The Feast of St. John the Baptist, and Advent. Most members attend the Annual Investiture each November in New York City and consider it a highlight of the year. We are always pleased when new members join our ranks to assist in promoting the works of Malta and of Christ.
With warmest regards,
Robert J Staab KM
Susan V Staab DM
Eastern CT Area Chairs