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.
Members of the Order give their time, talent, and treasure to defend the faith and provide service to the sick and the poor.
Each year the Knights and Dames of the American Association gather for the annual Mass and investiture in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, where new members are inducted into the Order. The day concludes with a celebration, a white-tie dinner in the Waldorf=Astoria.
The Membership Conferences provide an opportunity to discuss the key works of the Association and provide the Membership with inspiration and ideas for the future.
The annual Lourdes Pilgrimage is of special significance because it gives our members the opportunity to directly serve the sick, our Malades, on a hands-on basis. It is spiritually rewarding for all.
To learn more about these activities, browse through this section of our website where you will find a more thorough explanation of these works and activities.