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

Sarah's Hope Shelter  - Order of Malta volunteers provide, prepare and serve breakfast on various Sundays to the homeless at this “full service” homeless shelter for women & children.  To volunteer or learn more, please contact Joseph Marana at jmarana@mdmercy.com.

My Sister's Place Women's Place - Knights, Dames & volunteers prepare & serve dinner to homeless women the 2nd Tuesday each month and on special occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. To learn more or volunteer, please contact Loretto Kane, DM at lorettokane@outlook.com.

St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Caritas Assisted Living Facility - Planned volunteer activities include visiting residents and social activities such as Bingo as well as organizing/sponsoring the annual Christmas Concert each December.

Gift of Hope - An AIDS hospice near Johns Hopkins Hospital and run by the Missionaries of Charity. Volunteers purchase, wrap, and deliver hats, gloves, and scarves to the homeless men at Christmastime. To learn more or volunteer, please contact John Danko, KM at jdanko@dankoarlington.com.

Mercy Medical Center of Baltimore added a Mobile Medical Clinic offering health care service in designated neighborhoods and supported by the Order of Malta, Baltimore. To learn more or volunteer, please contact Patricia Dodd pdodd@missionhelpers.org.

St. Joseph’s Manor – The Order serves this small retirement community of 8-10 priests by visiting with the retired priests, including in social activities and hosting a “Eve Before the Eve” Christmas Dinner.

My Daily Bread Dental Clinic – The dental clinic within My Daily Bread, a Catholic Charities program, was founded by Dr. Jim Taneyhill, KM and serves the indigent requiring dental care. If you are a dentist or hygienist interested in volunteering your services please let us know.

Prison Ministry – Founded by Dr. Patrick Walsh, KM, our Baltimore Prison Ministry Group assists a local Prison Chaplain with visiting inmates, distribution of Malta Bibles, Prayer Books and Prayer Cards as well as visits to sick inmates in the prison clinic. 

Rob Rogers
Regional Hospitaller

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


The Federal Association has been active in the Baltimore area for over 30 years. There are now over 50 Knights, Dames, and Chaplains in the region with additional Auxiliary and volunteers committed to our work for the poor and sick of Baltimore. The Regional Hospitaller is the local coordinator for all volunteer projects and spiritual activities. Current Hospitaller for the Baltimore Region is Robert Rogers who succeeded Loretto Kane, Patrick Monaghan, John Danko, Henry Knott, Jr., Joe Mead & Bill Baird. The Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, is Conventual Chaplain ad honorem of the Order and assisted by Reverend Monsignor Richard Cramblitt, Magistral Chaplain and Reverend Monsignor Richard Woy and Reverend Thomas Malia, Associate Chaplains.

Members of the Order (and their families) who are interested in participating in any of the local activities should contact the Regional Hospitaller, Rob Rogers.

Monthly Mass

Members gather for Mass celebrated by Msgr. Rick Woy, Associate Chaplain of the Order, at 8:15am on the first Saturday of the month at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, Maryland.  Reflection & coffee service to follow in the Msgr. Armstrong Pastoral Center.  Prospective members and volunteers are always welcome!

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