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 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.
The American, Federal, and Western Associations will sponsor our Eighth Annual Pilgrimage to Champion, Wisconsin to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help from Thursday, August 4 – Sunday, August 7, 2022. It’s wonderful to finally be able to get together once again and we invite all Knights, Dames, Chaplains, Auxiliary Members, Associate Members, Year of Formation Candidates, and their families to join us this summer. This is the Association’s first pilgrimage since the pandemic began and we expect it to fill up quickly, so please register as soon as possible.
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Save the date for the 2022 Baby Steps Camino™, a 3-day beach-walking pilgrimage from the historic Beaches Museum Chapel in Jacksonville Beach to Our Lady of La Leche National Shrine at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine. More information regarding this event will be shared at a later date.