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.
May 7, 2019 “A River Runs Through It” Anyone making a pilgrimage to Lourdes returns home with images engraved on their memory. Among those images are: the grotto and the spring, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and the candlelit processions, the malades and the baths. Running through everything is the River Gave. The Gave begins as a […] Read More
May 6, 2019 Redemptive Suffering through Christ’s Passion and Resurrection Very Rev. David G. Caron, OP, Ch. M All one has to do is turn on the radio, open the newspaper, watch television, or go online. We are bombarded with news of pain and suffering, almost to the saturation point, around the entire world. As the Order of […] Read More
May 5, 2019 Reflection for May 5 from Rev. Owen B. Moran, ChM Loving Father, as we gather today on this International Day, we thank you for Mary our Blessed Mother of Lourdes. We thank you for her appearance to St. Bernadette on a simple hillside in a remote area. We thank you for the miraculous waters which […] Read More
May 4, 2019 May 4: Reflection The grotto is the heart of Lourdes. In this unlikely place, Our Lady came from Heaven to bring an assurance of God’s ever-faithful love to all the sick and suffering people of the world. The miraculous spring emerged in this remote corner of France and has brought comfort and healing to pilgrims […] Read More
May 3, 2019 May 3: Reflection from Rev. Michael K. Jones, S.T.D., ChD Death is not something we naturally associate with Baptism. At most Baptisms a family gathers with a beautiful baby girl or boy, dressed in white, full of natural potential. The water the priest pours is meant to nourish and to cleanse, to welcome into the […] Read More
May 2, 2019 May 2: Reflection from Rev. Robert M. Dunn, ChM Today, the pilgrimage arrives in Lourdes. The buses draw closer to the town. The farms and fields give way to large hotels and smaller buildings. As everyone settles in to those temporary homes, the pilgrimage is divided into smaller groups and the pilgrims go in procession […] Read More
May 1, 2019 Openness to the Lord and the Experience of Lourdes Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Trexler ChDD How many of us can say that we are truly open to the Lord? Before you answer that question, ask yourself if you are open to anyone? How many of us carry around with us feelings that are only known to […] Read More