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.
This Spirituality section features special interviews and essays from our Chaplains on aspects of our Catholic life and the challenges of choosing to grow spiritually by our membership in the Order of Malta.
November 27, 2018 Frá Richard Wolff, of the New Jersey Area, gave a presentation on understanding the religious nature of the Order of Malta at a meeting held during the American Association’s 2018 Investiture Weekend. Click here to read Frá Wolff’s essay. Read More
June 1, 2017 If the last spiritual book you read was when you graduated from Catholic school, then you know that you are overdue for some “freshening up.” We change as we grow older. We encounter new situations in life which require us to keep learning how to stay in tune with God’s grace. Read More
February 28, 2017 When we speak of the charism of the Order, bearing witness to and defending the faith, the truth of the Creed can provide a framework for what it is to which we are giving witness. Read More
August 2, 2016 This essay is the fifth in the series and the second essay of 2016 of the Chaplains’ Educational Essays. “Sacramental Care for the Sick” was written by Father David V. Skoblow, a Magistral Chaplain and parochial vicar at Our Lady of Peace Church in Fords, NJ. For a member of the Order of Malta, caring […] Read More