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.
The Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes is made up of members in the First and Second Classes from the American and Federal Associations. As of June 2017, the Subpriory membership consists of 90 members of Obedience and five members in the First Class.
The Subpriory currently has 20 members of the Order in Preparation for the Second Class.
The Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes has two Chaplains.
The Principal Chaplain is Very Reverend Monsignor James D. Watkins, Ch.M., St. Ann’s Church, Washington D.C. and the Assistant Chaplain is Reverend Joseph F. Cavoto, OFM, Ch.M., Church of St. Francis, New York City.