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 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.
All Knights and Dames of the Order of Malta are called to defend the faith, “tuitio fidei”. One of the greatest attacks on the faith in our lifetime is the assault on the dignity and respect for human life. Our faith clearly states that all human life is to be respected from the moment of conception until natural death. Sadly, society is increasingly ignoring this most fundamental call to the detriment of the most vulnerable among us and tainting our entire culture.
This section exists to provide members of the Order of Malta with up to date information and resources so that each one of us and the Order as The Body of Christ are able and encouraged to engage in this most important ministry.