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 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.
January 5, 2017 Saint Joseph Parenting Center (SJPC) provides parenting education and support (including food) for at-risk families in Fairfield County. The Center protects children by educating parents to stop the cycle of abuse and neglect.
December 22, 2016 This yearly event has led some young people to join the American Association on the annual Lourdes pilgrimage in May and some to join in the CT Area local Spirituality in Action service work. Read More
November 25, 2016 Thanksgiving Food Drive is an annual food drive that raises money for local inner-city communities. All proceeds go to local parish for distribution and to local soup kitchens in CT and Westchester. Read More
November 1, 2016 Provide members with opportunity to enrich their own spiritual life and to explore examples of spirituality in action that can inspire our mission of serving the poor and the sick. Read More
September 15, 2016 Around the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of Prayer for the Sick, Mass is celebrated and the Sacrament of the Sick is offered to the sick, the frail and the handicapped in the Bridgeport Diocese. Read More
September 10, 2016 Shepherds Inc. provides the inner city youth of Connecticut with the opportunity of a quality education at a non-public high school, and the positive support of a role model in their lives. Read More