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.
Interreligious dialogue, the violation of human rights, building a humanitarian platform to encourage peace building, water, energy and climate, were just a few of the many topics discussed during the meeting.
This article was originally published on www.orderofmalta.int. The Grand Hospitaller, Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel, visited Ivory Coast for three days to sign a cooperation agreement with west African countries, where the Order of Malta has long been present, and to attend the consecration of a chapel in the Saint Jean-Baptiste hospital run by Ordre de […]