The Order of Malta is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilization. How is it still making an impact 900 years later?

Shawn Slyvia, a Dame in the Order of Malta living in the San Francisco Bay Area, sat down with Ken Hurley, a Knight of the Order and the Hospitaller for the Western Association, to discuss the Order’s work for the poor and the sick today.

As Hospitaller for the Western Association, Ken Hurley has been able to participate in a great deal of the Order’s works and pilgrimages around the world.

During the interview, he talks about the Order’s medical efforts in Haiti, its annual pilgrimage to Lourdes, and more.

They also take the time to answer some questions people unfamiliar with the Order might have about it! Such as, how is the Order governed? Is it a military order and what does that mean?

Being 900 years old, the Order has a number of traditions that it has preserved for centuries. Shaun Slyvia and Ken Hurley give some fantastic insights into the Order’s rich history.

If you’d like to learn more about the Order today and how it continues to carry out its charism for the poor and the sick, please watch this video.