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 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 Area Spirituality in Action Opportunities and Contacts
St. Vincent’s Hospital – Harrison NY
Daily Eucharistic Ministry and other opportunities. (contact Bill Knowles)
Women’s Prison Ministry
(contact Marion Glennon)
Breakfast Run – Larchmont
First Sunday of the month, coordinated with the Church of Saints John and Paul in Larchmont, NY, and the NYC Midnight Run where food is prepared and served on the streets of New York City (contact Bill Knowles)
Caritas – Port Chester
This is a Coalition for the Hungry providing food, clothing, counseling and English as a second language at Don Bosco in Port Chester NY (contact Fran Buckley)
Little Sisters of the Poor – Bronx
Jeanne Jugan Residence – Throgs Neck in the Bronx
(contact Bob Greason)
P.O.T.S. (Part of the Solution) – Bronx
Located in the Fordham section of the Bronx. They serve the needy, food, clothing, personal hygiene, counseling and Legal advice.
Malta volunteers prepare and serve lunch
to 450 – 500 people on Saturdays
Please join us, the more the merrier!
(contact Bill Knowles) Additional Programs in Westchester Area Dames and Knights are involved with:
Ursuline Social Outreach – New Rochelle
A program teaching English as a second Language
RSHM – Tarrytown
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
San Miguel Academy – Newburgh
Good Counsel’s Daystar Home – Mt. Vernon
Members provide the home with baby supplies and food.
For more information:
Bill Knowles email@example.com or (212) 883-8141
Bob Greason firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 834)-1242
Marion Glennon MEG49@aol.com or (914) 967-1918
Fran Buckley email@example.com or (914) 967-7163
Some of the programs have applied for and received Malta grants through the Westchester Area. We are always looking for opportunities and if a Member has any opportunities they should contact either Bill Knowles or Bob Greason.