Order of Malta


Mission Statement

The U.S. represents 6% of the world’s population and currently imprisons 25% of the world’s incarcerated.

Our mission is to promulgate the Gospel message that all of God’s children matter and cannot be forgotten. We will compassionately demonstrate the hope that comes from our Catholic Christian faith and from God’s love for those incarcerated.

Through mercy we will demonstrate forgiveness and care for a better future for the formerly incarcerated. We will promote rehabilitation over punishment for those around us.

Vision Statement

The entrance gate at San Quentin State Prison in California with the Apostolate Board.

We share our faith in the Gospel and the mercy of Christ with the incarcerated.We support those who struggle to return to free society by helping them to become reconciled with the world, their families and their victims.

We work for humane, effective and Christian treatment before, during and after incarceration.
We support the prison chaplaincy staff and volunteers who vigorously attend to the spiritual needs of the incarcerated.

The members of our Order are small in number, but long in reach and connectivity both within and outside of the Catholic Christian community.

We use these special gifts to educate for the compassionate treatment of all who are involved in the Criminal Justice system which include the victims of crime with a consistent commitment to their ultimate, eternal redemption – always treating them as human beings and the beloved Children of God that we all are.

Order of Malta, American Association, U.S.A.

American Association, U.S.A
1011 First Avenue, Room 1350
New York, NY 10022
(212) 371-1522