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.
Ten Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary assist with the distribution of food to the homeless in downtown Miami. They serve food, clean the cafeteria, and offer Christian fellowship to the homeless at the Camillus House. This project originated in 2013.
Members visit jails and prisons and provide Bibles, prayer books, and the Serving Brother newsletter throughout the state. Twenty Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary publish and distribute two assistance guides and one employment directory to assist released inmates in the state of Florida.
St. Ann Place
Fourteen Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary meet the needs of the homeless and poor people in the West Palm Beach and surrounding areas. Members help with the food program,assembling bag lunches and serving approximately 100-120 individuals, and in other areas like hygiene, health care, special assistance with government papers, securing housing and job support. This project originated in 2014.