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.
Beginning the new year – 2016 – Malta volunteers continue to prepare and serve meals at POTS on January 9. (l-r) Bob Reers, Justin Driscoll, Joe Carcione, MD, Bill Haney, Susan Driscoll, Bill Knowles, Jerry Scanlan and Michael Maynard, MD.
Malta volunteers, wearing aprons, went about preparing lunch for POTS’s clients. (l-r) Bob Reers, Susan Driscoll, Jerry Scanlan and Keith Bell, POTS head cook and manager.
Michael Maynard, MD and Joe Carcione, MD unload food delivery and moved items to the store room.
Valentines weekend at P.O.T.S. February 13, 2016 Suzy and Michael Valentino (Preps), Bill Knowles, Kevin Knowles (Bill’s son), Erica (Kevin’s girlfriend), Bob Greason, Jaime Infante (Prep) and Jerry Scanlan.
April 9, 2016: Justin Driscoll and Bob Greason preparing for lunch
April 14, 2016: Largest group of volunteers of record
Bill Knowles makes volunteering a family affair
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.