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The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta (commonly known as the "Order of Malta") is a lay, religious order of the Catholic Church. The Order of Malta—one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilization—was founded in Jerusalem during the eleventh century. Members of the Order seek to glorify God through their work with the poor and the sick and their witness of the Catholic faith.
There are approximately 13,500 Knights and Dames of Malta around the world. They belong to one of 59 national associations, priories, or sub-priories. There are three national associations in the United States—the Federal Association, based in Washington, D.C.; the American Association, based in New York; and, the Western Association, based in California.
Federal Association – U.S.A.
There are over 925 Knights and Dames and nearly 60 Federal Association Chaplains in 32 states, the District of Columbia and 4 foreign countries. Most Federal Association Members live in one of the 23 “Hospitaller Regions” nationwide. As membership grew, the Federal Association created regions to facilitate ongoing spiritual and volunteer activities for members. Each region is coordinated by a Regional Hospitaller who is responsible for the organization of membership-related events, Masses, and activities.
For more information on events and calendar in each Hospitaller Regions please select from the "Regions" tab on the left.
Federal Association Membership Location
Audience with the Pope
Fra’ Matthew Festing was this morning received in audience by Pope Francis in Vatican City. At the meeting, the Grand Master outlined the recent key activities of the Order of Malta, stressing the need to assist in the worrying evolution of humanitarian emergencies in the Middle East and Africa and which has led to a growing influx of migrants in many parts of the world. - Read More -