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.
Members visit and pray with the sick and the medical unit of the prison, provide Bible, and donate yarn to the patient inmates.
Little Sisters of the Poor – Bronx
Knights and Dames offer management advice to Sisters, support various fundraisers, and help as needed.
Sts. John and Paul Monthly Breakfast Run
On the first Sunday of each month, members prepare and provide food to those in need in the streets of Manhattan.
St. Vincent’s Hospital – Harrison NY
Daily Eucharistic Ministry and other opportunities. (contact Bill Knowles)
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)
Good Counsel Homes
Members serve on the board and occasionally volunteer at the five homes serving pregnant, poor, single mothers and children.
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 the Westchester Area Chair.