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.
Westchester is one of thirty regional areas in the United States of the American Association of the Order of Malta, U.S.A. While many Knights and Dames primarily reside in Westchester County, additional Area members are from the Borough of the Bronx, the Counties of Orange, Putnam and Rockland. Many spiritual and social events the Westchester Area members celebrate in conjunction with the Connecticut Area and New York City Area members.
We are committed in today’s world to be true to the Order’s mission. Our members volunteer to care for the sick and the poor in their communities. We also support charitable projects in other areas of the United States. In witness to the Catholic faith, we participate in a variety of special Masses, retreats and seminars throughout the year. Active defense of the Faith as defined by the Magisterial teachings of the Church is paramount to our identity as members of the Order.
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.
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