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 home page of the Northern Indiana Area of the American Association, U.S.A. of the Order of Malta. This is one of over 30 Area groups of the Order of Malta, American Association USA, created in 1927.
The Northern Indiana Area runs along the top of the state of Indiana from Lake Michigan on the West to the Ohio state line on the East.
It encompasses the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and the Diocese of Gary. A few of our Members live in Michigan in cities like Niles that are just across the state line above South Bend.
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.