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.
A pre-screening of Cabrini is planned on Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 pm at the CMX Theater Downtown next to the Palm Beach Gardens mall. Scheduled to open in theaters in March 2024, this film tells the story about Mother Francesca Xavier Cabrini, the first U.S. citizen to be canonized. Cabrini, a biopic of the Patron Saint of Immigrants, tells a story of resilience in the face of resistance. Invitations requiring an RSVP will be sent as seating is limited.
On Sunday, November 19, members of the Order of Malta – Southeast Florida, their families and friends are invited to special event. Our Chaplain, Father Pat O’Neill, will be celebrating Mass at St. Martha Catholic Church at 10:30 am followed by Brunch at the Miami Shores Country Club.
On Sunday, January 14th we will be gathering at the St. Vincent de Paul Seminary at 10701 S Military Trail, Boynton Beach for Mass with the Seminarians at 10:30 am followed by Brunch. The highlight of the day will be a talk on the Eucharistic Revival presented by Father Alfredo Hernandez. Pope Francis has described this as “a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ”—particularly the transforming power and mercy of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.
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Mass for the World Day of the Sick will be celebrated by Father Tom LaFreniere on Saturday, February 10th at St. Paul of the Cross – 10970 Jack Nicklaus Dr, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 at 5:00 pm. Knights and Dames are invited to wear robes and process. There will be a Reception following the service at the home of Mitzi and Cyrus Freidheim.
The World Day of the Sick is a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church which was instituted on May 13, 1992 by Pope John Paul II. Beginning on February 11, 1993, it is celebrated every year in commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes.
February 11th is an important day in the life of members of the Order of Malta. In addition to being the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, it is the annual observance of the World Day of the Sick. Saint Pope John Paul II began the observance of the World Day of the Sick, in conjunction with the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, to raise the level of awareness of the sick and the role to which Christ calls each of us – to tend to their needs. For members of the Order of Malta, that is part of our charism in our path to spiritual growth.