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.
Praying together to Our Lord through Mary, we grow in faith together as a community. Praying the Rosary daily we may come to experience the deep peace that only comes through life in Christ. By joining together every night precisely at 8 PM, men and women in prisons throughout the world create a circle of light and hope in the darkness. By sharing a common prayer each evening, voices are allied and strengthened as they band together to pray for each other and the world. As it follows the setting sun around the globe, the prayer of the Rosary will circle the world with love.
Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary (Monday & Saturday)
The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary
The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
The Presentation of our Lord
Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12
Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary (Tuesday & Friday)
The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
Jesus Carried the Cross
The Crucifixion of our Lord
Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary (Wednesday & Saturday)
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
The Descent of the Holy Ghost
The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
Mary Crowned Queen Heaven & Earth
Luminous Mystery of the Rosary (Thursday)
The Baptism in the Jordan
The Wedding at Cana
The Proclamation of the Kingdom
The Institution of the Eucharist
The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell. The third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.
Hail Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Together we pray for the families of all the incarcerated: that the Blessed Mother will watch over these families and keep them from want, and that their children will be properly cared for.
Together we pray to the Blessed Mother to intercede on behalf of those who have been falsely accused: that the justice system will bring to light all the facts surrounding their arrest, and they may be treated with the justice they deserve.
Together we pray to the Blessed Mother to intercede for the poor of the world: that those who have will enthusiastically share with those who have not; that God will shower the poorest of the poor with His grace and relieve their suffering.
Together we pray for each other: that each will receive the fair evaluation that is necessary to render fair judgment; that God will inspire mercy from the judges of those receiving sentences.
Together we pray to Our Lord in thanksgiving for His suffering and death on the cross. On this day Christ died for our sins. We petition God for the forgiveness of sins, and resolve to renew our commitment to a better life.
Together we pray to the Blessed Mother for her help and protection against the evils and injustices of the world; that the Blessed Mother will intercede with Our Lord on behalf of all nations to govern its people with justice and true compassion.
Together we celebrate the resurrection of Christ: that as difficult as the world might seem, Our Lord and Savior has risen from the dead and promised to deliver all who seek him out. We pray that the evils of the world will not sway us from following the teachings of Christ. May we grow daily in our love of God.