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.
Every Friday morning, Members pick up bakery products and deliver them to the Sister Maureen Joyce Center (SMJC) Food Pantry for distribution to families and individuals assisted by SMJC. Pick up by 7:30 AM at Au Bon Pain and Empire Plaza in Albany, NY and deliver to the SMJC Food Pantry on Sheriden Avenue in Albany, NY.
Welcome Table Soup Kitchen at St. John’s/ St. Ann’s Center
88 Fourth Avenue
Area members will provide, prepare, and serve lunch to the Albany South end community at the Welcome Table Soup Kitchen at St. John’s/ St. Ann’s Center. Volunteers should arrive by 11 am for set up and will be finished by 1:30 pm.
Family and friends (including children over the age of 12) are welcome to join members in this service opportunity. Please let Peter Maloy, KM (email@example.com, 518-465-4357) or Joan Kehoe (firstname.lastname@example.org, 518-433-9429) know if you will participate.