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.
Knights and Dames will vest in church robes/capes while Volunteers are encouraged to wear Lourdes Pilgrimage ‘Work Uniforms’ to participate in this pilgrimage celebrating the Servant of God and author of memoirs, “He Leadeth Me” and “With God in Russia”. If interested, click here.
Father Walter Ciszek Day and Celebration
Noon-1:30pm – Father Ciszek Center open
2pm – Pontifical Mass
3pm – 5pm – Social
February 11th is an important day in the life of members of the Order of Malta. In addition to being the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, it is the annual observance of the World Day of the Sick. Saint Pope John Paul II began the observance of the World Day of the Sick, in conjunction with the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, to raise the level of awareness of the sick and the role to which Christ calls each of us – to tend to their needs. For members of the Order of Malta, that is part of our charism in our path to spiritual growth.
Knights and Dames will vest in church robes/capes with veils while Volunteers are encouraged to wear Lourdes Pilgrimage ‘Work Uniforms’ including veils for women to participate in this Divine Liturgy. If interested, click here.
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