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 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.
Ten members of the Scranton Area Order purchased customized Order of Malta fleece blankets to distribute to those in need. Thanks to local agencies, these Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary were able to bring these blankets to the poor and marginalized in the Scranton Area.
Family to Family
A Scranton Area member distributes groceries to the poor and marginalized.
Kroelich Park Outing
Three members of the Scranton Area Order financially support the Catherine McAuley Center for its annual day trip for clients to a local amusement park.
Ten Knights, Dames, and Auxiliary members host a healing Mass for members, malades, and caregivers at the University of Scranton. Members organize the Mass and a dinner afterwards.
A member of the Scranton Area distributes Bibles and Prayer Books to women inmates in the local prison. This member has also provided tutoring sessions to these women.