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.
“Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity.”
Thank you for visiting the Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry section. As part of our core beliefs and mission around supporting pro-life efforts, we are called upon to support and nourish the dignity of the whole life of those we are called to serve.
Sadly, millions of people fall victim to human trafficking each year which attacks our individual and shared dignity. Human trafficking exploits young and old, men and women, and neighbors and strangers in any number of ways. This modern form of human slavery affects countless numbers, in shadow, but is often closer than we might think (or even care to imagine).
But there is a path forward, even if our steps may seem small or few.
We invite you to explore this section thoroughly, to learn more about this important issue, our Order’s Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry, and how you can be a part of the effort to eliminate this terrible scourge. We encourage you to participate in the Anti-Human Trafficking Training Program. Once complete, you will better understand the scope and issues concerning human trafficking and be prepared to volunteer in our Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry.