Des Moines became a region of in 2013 after being a region in formation off the Kansas City region since 2008. Currently the region has three Knights of Magistral Grace, one Knight in Obedience, one candidate, and one Auxiliary member.
Members of the Order (and their families) who are interested in participating in our activities should contact the Regional Hospitaller, Thomas Moreland.
The next pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place during the second week of November 2020. The Order of Malta’s last historic gathering in the Holy Land was in October 2007, when 1,400 pilgrims coming from 20 countries visited Nazareth, Bethlehem and the Sea of Galilee.
Memorandum of understanding signed with Italy for international cooperation in favour of third parties
5/6/2019 8:47:46 AM EDT
2 weeks ago
This morning in the Magistral Palace in Rome a memorandum of understanding reinforcing international cooperation for developing third-world countries has been signed between the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Sovereign Order of Malta.
Notre Dame, message from Grand Master to President Macron
4/16/2019 1:43:51 PM EDT
a month ago
In a message of solidarity to the French President Emmanuel Macron, Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto expressed his consternation and the solidarity of the Order of Malta after the terrible fire that engulfed the Paris cathedral of Notre Dame.
Bakhita centre for female victims of trafficking inaugurated in Lagos
4/2/2019 1:04:10 PM EDT
a month ago
Inaugurated in Lagos on 26 March, the "Bakhita Empowerment” centre is an initiative of the Order of Malta with the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Louis for protecting and rehabilitating young women victims of prostitution and human trafficking when they return to Nigeria.