The Priory in the USA is the official branch of the Order of St John in the United States.
The Order of St John is an order of chivalry and a major international humanitarian charity accredited to the United Nations, the branches of which provide health care and first responder services in over 40 nations around the world.
Since 1960, The Priory in the USA has worked to actively support the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital which operates as the only charitable provider of eye care in Palestine and the West Bank.
In 2013 alone the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital treated in excess of 114,000 patients without regard for their ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay.
Patient Statistics for 2013
In 2013 St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group treated 114,154 patients, continuing to treat large numbers of Palestinians and helping families and communities across East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Once again, just under a third of our patients were under the age of 18 (we treated 37,157 children).
Farewell and thank-you to Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela
Thursday 5th December marked the passing of the remarkable Nelson Mandela - a member of St John and a truly unique and irreplaceable human being. In response to the news of Nelson Mandela's passing, an official statement from the St John International office in London states: