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.
Metuchen: Michael K. Ligorano, Esq., KM Member since 2010
Newark: Troy J. Simmons, KM Member since 2010
Paterson: Susan E. Sameth, DM and Robert A. Sameth, KM Members since 1992
Trenton: Karen R. Tanzola, DMOb and Robert L. Tanzola, KMOb Members since 2002
Auxiliary Chair: Richard Esposito, KM, Member since 2014
Communications: Jeanette K. Fredericks, DM, Member since 2000
Defense of the Faith: Marina Perna, Esq., DM , Member since 2010
Eucharistic Ministry: Sheila M. Brown, DMOb, Member since 2004
Grants: Thomas P. Bergwall, KM, Member since 2013
Medical: Dr. H. Stephen Fletcher, KM, Member since 1996
Membership: Brian D. Fuhro, KM, Member since 2006
Order of Malta ID Program: Frá Richard J.Wolff, PhD, Member since 2004
Treasurer: Christopher M. McLaughlin, KM, Member since 2013
Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces: William F. Benedict, KMOb, Member since 2004
Conventual Chaplains: Most Reverend Arthur J. Seratelli Most Reverend Paul G. Bootkoski, ChC, Member since 2010 Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan, ChC. Member since 2014
Rev John K. Butler, ChD Member since 2021
Magistral Chaplains: Rev. Msgr. Sylvester J. Cronin, ChM, Member since 2017 Rev. Msgr. William J. Fadrowski, ChM, Member since 2011 Rev. Msgr. Michael T. Mannion, ChM, Member since 2011 Rev. Owen B. Moran, ChM, Member since 2018 Father David V. Skoblow, ChM, Member since 2015