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.
February 25, 2017 Various educational programs supporting pro-life issues to the Church, Area Members, children, prayers for the sick, participation at Respect Life Mass in Newark, NJ and March for the Unborn in North Arlington, NJ. Participation in March for Life, Washington, DC. Read More
February 20, 2017 Provide monthly food backpacks for 3-4 year old children in Paterson. Food is distributed towards the end of the month when food stamps tend to run out, and children often go hungry. Read More
February 3, 2017 A New Jersey Area Order Member serves the dying and their caregivers within their homes or at an inpatient hospice facility during the last months, days or hours of the patient’s lives. Read More