Hospitaller Region - Baltimore, Maryland

Hospitaller Region - Baltimore, Maryland

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Feast of St. John the Baptist - Baltimore Region 2018


   On Tuesday, June 19th, the Baltimore Region met for its annual celebration of the Feast of St. John the Baptist.  The celebration began with a Mass at Saints Philip and James Roman Catholic Church. The celebrant for the Mass was His Excellency William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore and Conventual Chaplain ad honerum . He was joined by concelebrants Monsignor Richard Cramblitt, Magistral Chaplain, Monsignor Richard Woy, Associate Chaplain, and Father Louis Bianco.

   Archbishop Lori’s moving homily focused on how each of us has a “St. John the Baptist ...

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Thursday after Ash Wednesday; Order of Malta Day of Recollection


A. You may be surprised to learn that sometimes urban legends surround seminary rectors. I’m sure no one is more surprised than the seminarians among us this evening. At any rate, the story is told of a rector who was also a bishop and he was indeed a very grand bishop, at least by all accounts. Like all rectors, he gave periodic talks to seminarians, talks known as “rector’s conferences”.

B. During one of his rector’s conferences, this bishop uttered words which were nearly immortal, at least ...

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Defending the faith, helping poor are dual calling for Knights of Malta

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – For Juan J. Calvo, the dual calling of the Knights of Malta goes “together in the Catholic faith.” That twofold calling – serving the sick and the poor and defending the faith – came into clear focus during the annual ball held by the order’s Cuban Association. “I contribute my time and abilities to help the needy,” Castro, the association’s president, told the Florida Catholic, Miami’s achdiocesan newspaper. At the same time, he added, it is important “to defend my faith at a time when some ...
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Current Spiritual Activities

  • Sanctity of Life Mass – To celebrate & pray for the sanctity of life from conception to natural death, members gather each January for Mass with dinner to follow.
  • Annual Lent Reflection – We gather for dinner followed by a reflection offered by Archbishop William E. Lori in preparation of Lent.
  • Annual Healing Mass – Our members gather on the first Saturday of April to prepare and pray for a safe pilgrimage to Lourdes, France later in the month. Our invited guests include malades of the Baltimore area who will be joining us on pilgrimage. An anointing of the sick is included as part of this special Mass.
  • St. Johns Day Feast Mass  –  This special Mass marks the official observation of the Feast of St. John the Baptist for the Baltimore Region with Archbishop Lori as a Celebrant. Our annual dinner follows Mass for all Knights, Dames, Chaplains & Auxiliary.  St. John’s Feast Day is June 24 and our Mass and dinner is scheduled annually during this week.
  • Memorial Mass for Deceased Members – The Baltimore Region gathers in early November to celebrate & pray for the souls of our departed Knights and Dames.
  • Annual Advent Reflection – Archbishop William E. Lori leads a morning or evening reflection in early Advent in preparation of the arrival of our Savior. 

Service Projects

The Order of Malta, Baltimore Region Service Programs consist of several projects which help care and feed the sick and poor in Baltimore City through collective volunteer efforts, donations and driving awareness of the homeless crisis in the city. Our members and volunteers are dedicated to the preservation of human dignity and the care of all those in need, regardless of their race, gender, origin or religion. 

The following service programs for those impacted by poverty and hardship remain active with some restrictions at this time due to the covid pandemic. Please reach out if interested in supporting or volunteering any of these works to support the Order of Malta, Baltimore Region Service Programs as we serve those in need:

Mt. Calvary Bus Stop Breakfast – Order of Malta volunteers serve hot breakfast sandwiches to men and women in the Mt. Calvary community struggling with addiction who are visiting a methadone clinic on N. Eutaw Street. (Due to the pandemic, our volunteer operations are temporarily suspended.)

Sarah's Hope Shelter  - A “full service” homeless shelter where Order of Malta volunteers prepare and serve breakfast and lunch on various Sundays for women & children experiencing hunger ensuring they receive nutritious meals . (Due to the pandemic, volunteer meal service operations are outdoor only.)

My Sister's Place Women's Place – A daytime shelter, Order of Malta volunteers prepare and/or deliver dinners onsite to the shelter to feed homeless women and children on select days each week and special occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Coordination of toiletry and laundry supplies as well as conducting health education seminars. (Due to the pandemic, all meal operations are prepared offsite & delivery only.)

Gift of Hope An AIDS hospice near Johns Hopkins University Hospital and run by the Missionaries of Charity, Order of Malta volunteers purchase, wrap, and deliver hats, gloves, and scarves to the homeless men during the winter months (primarily at Christmas time.) 

My Daily Bread Dental Clinic – A dental clinic within My Daily Bread founded by a member of the Baltimore region to serve the indigent requiring dental care. Seeking volunteer dental hygienists.

If interested in receiving our monthly newsletter or to learn more about getting involved with the Order of Malta in Baltimore please contact SMOM_BaltimoreRegion@outlook.com

Preparing & serving lunch at Sarah’s Hope, November 2020

June 2019 @ My Sisters Place

September 2020

Assembling meals, April 2020

Rob Rogers
Regional Hospitaller

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


The Baltimore Region of the Federal Association has been active for over 35 years and today there are over 75 Knights, Dames, Chaplains and volunteers committed to service for the poor and sick of Baltimore. The Most Reverend William E. Lori, the Archbishop of Baltimore, is Conventual Chaplain ad honorem of the Order. He is assisted by Magistral Chaplains, Reverend Monsignor Richard Cramblitt and Reverend Bud Stevens, and Associate Chaplains, Reverend Monsignor Richard Woy and Reverend Thomas Malia.

Monthly Mass

Members gather the 1st Saturday of each month at 8:30am for Mass and reflection at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Mt. Washington of Baltimore. And on special occasions as scheduled with the Archbishop for reflection and spiritual growth. We adhere strictly to health guidelines of social distancing and require facial masks for those who feel comfortable to join each month.