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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Dozens of caregivers from across Greater Cincinnati will be honored at a Mass on Sunday Nov. 20th beginning at 11 am at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati. Called the “White Mass” in honor of the clothing traditionally worn by members of the caring professions, the Mass and reception that follows will recognize both salaried and volunteer health care providers who work in area facilities. The Order of Malta sponsors the White Mass.