The Grand Priory of Malta

The Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem

Knights of Malta

Under the Spiritual Protection of His Most Reverend Eminence Cardinal Sergio Sebastiani

The Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta is under the Spiritual Guidance and Protection of His Eminence Cardinal Sergio Sebastiani.  The Order constantly works in the fields of charity and social welfare.

Today the members of the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem dedicate their time and resources for the benefit of others, irrespective of their race, religion or origin. Every year the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint John effects considerable donations in medicines, medical equipment and humanitarian aid. Beneficiaries include the Republic of Honduras, the Missionaries of the Poor, Sisters in the Philippines, the Municipal Children Hospital in Ukraine, the KIKA Foundation, the Estella Foundation, the Francisusoord Children’s Rehabilitation Centre and Ronald McDonald House.

The Great Siege of 1565 made the Order famous for its chivalry and courage. Today the Knights Hospitallers, as in the past, still dedicate their time, effort and generosity to help the sick and poor.

Ut Unum Sint


The International Headquarters

This impressive 18th Century building is situated in Wardija, Malta and was originally used as a hunting and summer residence by the most prominent Knights of the Order of St John. It was elevated to the status of a Castle in 1783 during the reign of Grand Master De Rohan. Despite having gone through various renovations and upgrades to meet today’s needs, it has kept its original form intact. Nowadays it serves as the International Headquarters and Seat of the Supreme Council of the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta.

The general public has the opportunity to visit this masterpiece of Maltese history from inside, to walk in the footsteps of famous Knights and Grand Masters and to see where the Knights’ Solemn Investiture ceremonies take place. One can also visit the Knights’ Supreme Council quarters and the Grand Master’s offices together with his private chapel. Part of the proceeds from the entry goes towards charity.

International Headquarters of the Order and Seat of the Supreme Council
Wardija SPB 07, Malta GC

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