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 Virgin Islands Area is one of 30 Areas that are part of the Order of Malta, American Association. Our members reside on the islands of St Croix, and St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.
The Order of Malta is a 900 years old lay religious order of the Roman Catholic Church. Since its foundation the Order’s mission has been to serve the sick and the poor through the works of its members.
Today the Order of Malta has over 13,000 members worldwide dedicated to promoting God’s glory and to nurturing their spiritual life through charitable and relief efforts.