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.
Some of the things we do include Food Drives for needy families, Lenten Day of Reflection, Eucharistic Ministries to hospitals and nursing homes, SMU Dinners twice a year, support of needy youth at Santa Clara Community Center, annual St. John the Baptist Mass and dinner, and Diocesan anointing Mass.