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.
ArchCare at Mary Manning Walsh Home has been the community of choice for families seeking intensive exceptional long-term care and short-term rehabilitation on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for more than six decades.
Members participate with the 40 Days for Life through Prayer and Fasting (believers throughout our city are invited to join together for 40 days of fervent prayer and fasting for an end to abortion) and Peaceful Vigil (stand for life during a 40-day peaceful public witness outside the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood for a consecutive 40 Day campaign uniting with hundreds of other cities around the world for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history).
The “Order of Malta NYC Junior Committee” was formed as an umbrella group for members, auxiliaries, and new volunteers under the age of 40 to facilitate community, spiritual development, and involvement in the works of the Order among the young adult age group.
The St. Nicholas Project is an annual day of shopping for needy families. Each family has a profile sheet with a brief description of the family members, including children, and the items they are most in need of.