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.
For the American Association, the arrival of spring stirs thoughts of our pilgrimage to Lourdes and our closeness to Our Lady in her Grotto. Although the pandemic has kept us from traveling together to Lourdes again, we hope you enjoyed traveling with us to Lourdes virtually this year.
Opening Mass Celebrated by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, BGCHD, Archbishop of New York and Principal Chaplain of the American Association
Cardinal Dolan’s 2020 Reflections on Lourdes
Anointing Mass Celebrated by The Most Reverend John J. O’Hara, ChC, Auxiliary Bishop of New York
Reflection on John Paul II Writings on Lourdes Led by The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, ChC, Archbishop of Detroit and Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Order of Malta Mass at the Grotto in Lourdes Celebrated by Monsignor Xavier d’Arodes, Vice Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
Reflection on Lourdes Led by The Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, ChC, Bishop of Bridgeport
Sunday Mass Celebrated by The Most Reverend William F. Murphy, DD, STD, ChC, Bishop Emeritus of Rockville Centre
Candlelight Procession and Rosary Led by Reverend Robert M. Dunn, ChM
Adoration Celebrated by Msgr. James P. Moroney, ChM
Closing Mass Celebrated by His Eminence Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM CAP, BGCHD, Archbishop of Boston