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 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.
Dr. Peter Kelly, MD, GCM, President of the Order of Malta, American Association
Deborah O’Hara-Rusckowski, RN, DM, Delegate and Special Advisor on Human Trafficking to the Ambassador for the Order of Malta Mission to the United Nations
Heather Fischer, Senior Advisor for Human Rights Crimes for Thomson Reuter Special Services; former Human Trafficking Czar and Special Advisor from the Department of Justice to the White House; Senior Policy Advisor on Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation to the Executive Office of the President, including Office of Economic Initiatives and National Security Council; former Special Advisor to Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking in Persons at the US State Department