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.
March 2015: Susan Driscoll, Bob Reers, Marypat Hughes, Keith Bell, POTS head cook and manager, Molly Driscoll, Bill Knowles and Bob Greason
April 2015: Justin Driscoll, Judy Boyle, Margarita volunteer, Bill Haney, Keith Bell, POTS head cook and manager, Bob Greason and Bob Reers
May 2015: Jerry Scanlan, Marypat Hughes, Bob Greason, Althea Howe, Bob Reers and Bill Knowles
June 2015: Malta people: Bob Reers, Bob Greason, Susan Driscoll, Althea Howe, Yvette Connell, Jack Connell, and Bill Knowles. In front: Keith Bell, POTS head cook and manager, far right Keith’s wife, Tina.
July 2015: Bill Knowles, Bob Reers, Jerry Scanlan, POT aide, Joe Carcione, MD, Bob Greason and Althea Howe
October 2015: The weather outside was a perfect autumn day, but duty called Malta volunteers (l-r) Bob Reers, Bill Haney, Evette, Bob Greason, Morgan (sophomore Boston College student on weekend holiday), Althea Howe, Bill Knowles and (praying for us) Keith Bell, POTS’ head cook and manager. Very rewarding, one receives more than one gives.
Althea invited a Boston College sophomore, Morgan, who’s home is Madison, Wisconsin, to volunteer serving our clients.
From the kitchen, Margarita, a weekend volunteer, dishes out freshly cooked carrots along with Dame Althea, placing freshly cooked baked chicken on a plate
Co-chair for Westchester and photographer Bill Knowles, captured our volunteer, Megan, a sophomore student at Boston College. Morgan, alongside Knight Bob Reers, displays the deliciously prepared chicken dinners awaiting the arrival of POTS clients living in the South Bronx
Each month, our Area members visit P.O.T.S. (Part of the Solution), located in the Fordham section of the Bronx, to serve the needy by providing lunch service, canned food, clothing, personal hygiene products, counseling and legal advice. For more information about P.O.T.S., please click here to visit our Spirituality in Action page.