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.
January 1, 2017 When President Jack Pohrer asked the question, “What do you desire?” eighty-five Knights and Dames answered aloud and hundreds more spoke the words in their hearts, “We ask the mercy of God, and to be received into the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta.” Read More
July 1, 2016 The ecclesiastical decree proclaiming the approval of the apparition site of the shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI by the Grace of God and the authority of the Apostolic See. Read More
April 1, 2016 With the Mercy of God at the center of this Extraordinary Jubilee, the Holy Father has entrusted this Holy Year to Mary, Mother of Mercy with a call for Catholics to “give consolation to every man and every woman of our time.” Read More