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.
Labouré works with men and women who have been accepted into a religious vocation but due to college loan debt, cannot yet enter. Four Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary work to to help and train “aspirants”, through prayer and personal conversations, toward relieving their debt and enter vocation. This project originated in 2013.
Little Sisters of the Poor
The main project of members in the Minnesota Area is working with the Little Sisters of the Poor – Holy Family Residence in St. Paul
Sodality of St. John the Baptist
Approximately 20 Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary started a new non-profit to organize food packing events. Members organize and supervise the packing of nutritious meals for distribution locally and internationally and gather and store material and food for disaster relief. This project originated in 2016.