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.
Welcome to the website for the Naples, Florida Area of the Order of Malta. The Order of Malta is a lay, religious order of the Roman Catholic Church, which seeks to glorify God by promoting the sanctification of each member through his or her work with the sick and the poor and witness of the Catholic faith. The Order of Malta, American Association USA, created in 1927, is made up over 30 Areas, of which the Naples Area is one. Current members of the Order can use this site to view upcoming events, learn about our Spirituality in Action, and find current needs for volunteers.
We are an active and growing Area with approximately 70 members celebrating First Friday Mass followed by a dinner meeting every month from October through June. Our Power Pack ministry operates every Wednesday of the school year and our Respect Life ministry meets every Monday except Federal holidays. We sponsor an educational symposium open to the public on questions of faith every spring and we hold a half day retreat in February. Our prison ministry serves our incarcerated brothers year round. We also volunteer in a vision screening program for the poor. Visiting members of the Order, including members of other Associations, are invited to join in our events and ministries while in Naples.
Some of the Naples Area members at the 91st Annual Dinner.
Members cook dinner for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House