2015 Lourdes Pilgrimage: A Recap


The Federal Association participated in the Order Of Malta's annual international pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine at Lourdes, France on April 29th through May 6th. We brought along with us 48 Malades and 63 of their companions, for a total of about 345 pilgrims this year. 


There were many highlights from our pilgrimage this year, which we shared on our Lourdes Facebook page. In our closing Mass in the Rosary Basilica, Cardinal McCarrick encouraged us to see our return from the pilgrimage as a continuation of the apostolic "adventure" to bring the joy of the Risen Christ to all.

"Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum" - Defense of the Faith and the Service of the Poor

The Federal Association robustly practices its motto and inspires others to do so, as is evident from the highlights of the activities in our regions in just the past year. As so eloquently posited by the Order’s leadership in Rome, these works “become reality through the voluntary work carried out by Dames and Knights in humanitarian assistance and medical and social activities, nurturing, witnessing and protecting the faith and serving the poor and the sick representing the Lord.”

Welcome to the website of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta - Federal Association, as well as its international organization and leadership. Please take some time to learn more about its works and mission.

The Federal Association

There are over 935 Knights and Dames and nearly 60 Federal Association Chaplains in 33 states, the District of Columbia and 3 foreign countries. Most Federal Association Members live in one of the 25 “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 under the Federal Association section.

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The heart-touching, immersive documentary, produced by Peter Scudner, KM, takes you on pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Witness the experiences of sick and disabled pilgrims traveling with the Order of Malta during their annual, week-long pilgrimage.  
  • 5/19/15 at 3:30 AM EST 
  • 5/23/15 at 11:00 PM EST

Investiture Weekend 2015


The annual Investiture Weekend for 2015 will be September 11th and 12th in Washington, DC.  More details will be forthcoming. 

2015 Annual Appeal

Be His Light

Nov 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Congratulations to our Regions with 100% Participation!

  • Delaware Valley-Philadelphia
  • Des Moines
  • Richmond
  • St. Joseph

Pilgrimage to The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

Champion, Wisconsin

August 6-9, 2015

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Pope Francis appoints Raymond Leo Burke Cardinalis Patronus of the Sovereign Order of Malta

Rome, 8 November 2014 – Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke has been appointed Cardinalis Patronus of the Sovereign Order of Malta by His Holiness Pope Francis. Previously Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, he succeeds Cardinal Paolo Sardi, who was appointed Patron of the Sovereign Order of Malta in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI.

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