Order of Malta

Northern Indiana Spirituality in Action

Christ Child Society of South Bend, Indiana

Four Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary are involved in a chapter of the National Child Christ Society as volunteers. Christ Child Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the service and clothing of needy infants and children in the love and spirit of the Christ Child. Members purchase and distribute new winter clothing and shoes to 4,500 children and infants in need each year. The also stock clothing centers, interview clients, perform clerical duties, make and assemble layettes, and tutor and mentor at one of South Bend’s inner city schools. Age appropriate books are given to each child as he/she leaves the Center to encourage reading at home. This project originated in 1947.

Life Athletes- A Path to Knighthood

A Northern Indiana Area Member works to increase the faith and hope of young men between the ages of 10 and 18 while preparing them to marry and have children or for the religious life. The use of several videos and discussion guides have helped leaders of small groups to reach 1,700 young men in its inaugural year. This project originated in 2015.

Lourdes Day of Grace and Healing

For those unable to join us in France, 15 Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary plan and facilitate a representation of the Annual Lourdes Pilgrimage for friends and neighbors each year. Venues have ranged from the University of Notre Dame to local assisted living centers. Activities include rosary, washing with Lourdes water from that year’s pilgrimage, anointing of the sick and Mass. This project originated in 2011.

A Rosie Place

A Rosie Place serves medically fragile children and their families by providing skilled respite care to these special children, from birth to the age of 21. A member of our Order serves as a volunteer committed to empowering families, educating professionals who care for these children and providing exceptional medical care in an environment that fosters the growth and development of these children. This project originated in 2008.

Order of Malta, American Association, U.S.A.

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