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.
Malta Members provide and tend women in crisis situations and offer confidential help, to test and to encourage them to carry their babies to full term.
Crudem (Center for the Rural Development of Milot) is a multifaceted mission dedicated to helping impoverished people in and around the village of Milot in Haiti, which is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
Their mission is: to provide accessible health care to the poor of Northern Haiti, to train and nuture Haitian medical staff, and to practice Christian compassion and respect for the inherent dignity of every individual.
Malta Members are Board Members, who reside in St. Louis as well as Doctors who give so generously of their time to travel to Haiti to serve those in need.
Gift of Mary Center
Malta Members work, and provide meals in this soup kitchen and women’s shelter run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.
Malta Members attend and care for the Malades while in Lourdes. It is our expression as a lay religious Order to work, pray, and offer comfort to those who are suffering.
Our Lady’s Inn
Our Lady’s Inn is a maternity home for homeless pregnant women and their children serving, St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. OLI provides a life affirming alternative to abortion by providing a home, pre-natal care, nutrition, birthing and parenting skills education, vocational and educational support and connectivity to community resources for substance abuse, mental health and transitional housing programs.
Malta members serve in many capacities: Executive Director, Board of Directors, Advisory Board and volunteer staff.
Malta Members have become pen-pals to those in Prison to let them know someone cares and to share with them information of the outside world. Encouraging a relationship with God as they hopefully will be released and return to a constructive life within our society.
Rural Parish Workers
Malta Members serve the many needs of the poor in the rural areas through the corporal works of mercy.
Malta Members are involved in this Club, which helps to foster vocations and support the priests through speaker programs and their masses.
St. Martha’s Hall
Malta Members provide housing and whatever needs are necessary for abused women and their children.
Saint Patrick Center
Saint Patrick Center provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Individuals achieve permanent, positive changes in their lives through affordable housing, sound mental health, employment, and financial stability. Malta Members provide casseroles for three of their programs as well as mentoring and assisting where needed. Malta Members are also on their Committees, their Board, as well as their Board of Trustees.
Sunny Hill provides housing options for the poor, the young, and the disabled growing into adulthood.
Today and Tomorrow Education Foundation
This Foundation, in which our Malta Members participate, provides partial scholarships for elementary school children so that they may be able to attend Catholic and other Faith based schools.
Vitae Caring Foundation
This Foundation develops ads for radio and television to promote pro life topics, including anti embryonic stem cell research. Our Members are supportive of this Foundation.