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 11th 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 12,500 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.

American Association
Darrly Blatzer, KM – Area Chair
(904) 631-3885

Area Hospitaller
Thomas Egan, KM
(352) 591-0206

Federal Association
Jane R. Lanier, DM – Regional Hospitaller

National Board
Ernie Bono, KM

Robert T. Shircliff, KM