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 website of the Philadelphia Area of the American Association of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta.
Regular meetings are held on most First Saturdays of the month at Ivy Hall – The International Institute for Culture
Headquarters, 6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151. Please check the Calendar link above for exact dates.
Monthly meetings begin with the Salve Mass at 8:30 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (a short walk from Ivy Hall) followed by breakfast, business and meal preparation for Aid for Friends serving the homebound.
Current members can use this site to view upcoming events, learn about our Spirituality in Action, and find current needs for volunteers.
Visitors are welcome to use this site to learn more about the Order’s history, mission, volunteer work and spiritual life. If you are interested in more in-depth information or if want to join our National Auxiliary Corps, you will find this information under the American Association tab at the top of the page. To get in touch with someone in your Area, please fill out the form in the Contact Us tab on the right-side menu.