Since the Order’s founding 900 years ago, many names have been used to identify it. Its history has been one of movement from one country to another, which has added to the proliferation of its names.

At first, the knights were called the Knights Hospitaller (or Hospitallers), which described their mission. But they were also called the Knights of St John of Jerusalem, because of their presence in the Holy Land. After conquering the island of Rhodes in 1310, they became the Knights of Rhodes. In 1530 Emperor Charles V ceded the island of Malta to the Knights. And from that time, the members of the Order took the name that is still the most used today: Knights of Malta.

Donate to Order of Malta

Canada-wide Programs

$

Give your own amount

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Billing Details

Donation Total: $100.00

Upcoming Events
Jun
24
Mon
2019
5:15 pm Mass & Feast of St. John 2019 @ Cardinal Flahiff Ctr.
Mass & Feast of St. John 2019 @ Cardinal Flahiff Ctr.
Jun 24 @ 5:15 pm – 9:00 pm
The 2019 Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Monday, June 24th .   Event Summary 5:15pm Robing and procession for Members of the Order 5:30pm Mass for all guests celebrated by His[...]

The Sovereign Military Order of Malta - Canadian Association

1247 Kilborn Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K9, Phone: (613) 731-8897, Fax: (613) 731-1312