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.
“Do not be discouraged or afraid! The Risen Lord calls us all to proclaim, celebrate and serve life, and he will give us the strength to accomplish his will.” St. John Paul II, Dec 1997
H.E. Reverend Monsignor Jean Laffitte, Prelate of the Order of Malta, has commented on participation in the Pilgrimage for Life. He wrote, “I have reviewed the plans for the Pilgrimage for Life and approve the Pilgrimage as a worthy activity of the Order, the American Association and its members: Culture of Life is truly an important focus area for our Order.” Click here to read the Prelate’s complete message.
We, the members of the Order of Malta, have the opportunity to exercise our ministries, including the defense of the Faith by participating in the 44th annual March for Life. The March began immediately following the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade, legalizing abortion, and occurs annually on January 22, or the weekday closest to the anniversary. Marchers meet on the Mall between the Capital Building and the Washington monument, and peacefully march to the Supreme Court.
If you plan to attend the Pilgrimage for Life, please be sure to register by December 1, 2017.
Members can register online or by mail. Click here to register for the 2018 Pilgrimage online. Click here to download the Registration Form.