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 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 Heart of the Order” is a video on the Knights of Justice in the Order of Malta.
A message from the Grand Master, Frá Matthew Festing:
“This film is a key element in explaining the vocation to the First Class, both to existing members and prospective members. Although designed to promote vocations to Justice, it is also serves as a very good introduction to the true nature of the Order. It has already been acclaimed by those who have seen it as a beautiful piece of work, made to the highest standards.
I encourage and urge you to view this film…[it] be shown to all candidates as a compulsory part of their formation programme during the ‘Year of Preparation’ to enter the Order.”