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.
On November 20th, Cardinal Timothy Dolan will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Catholic parish within the walls of Green Haven Prison, built with great courage and heroic effort by Father Donovan, who was Chaplain at the prison for 40 years
2017 Pilgrimage of Life Albany Diocese Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, Ch.D. joined American and Federal Association members in the 2017 Pilgrimage of Life. The Bishop is pictured above with participating Upstate New York Area members, including (to the Bishop’s right) Area Knight Dr. Joe Dutkowsky, co-Chair of the Pilgrimage.