Vocations Newsletter

Maryknoll Vocation Newsletter 2023

This newsletter is sent out to all men who are expressing interest in becoming a Maryknoll missionary priest or Brother. This edition begins with a short reflection entitled: Dreamers and Visionaries. The world is in such need of messengers of hope, visionaries who see things as they are and dream of how they can be. We then hear from a senior Maryknoller who served refugees fleeing from the Rwandan genocide in 1995. This if followed by a visit to our Formation House in Chicago. Our vocation director, Fr. Rodrigo Ulloa, then shares an evening with young adults in Houston and finally we end with a poem about Pentecost.

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Senior Missioner Fr. Dan Ohmann spent 50+ years serving in Tanzania including several serving at refugee camps for people fleeing the Rwanda genocide in 1995. Fr. Dan relates a story here.

In 1995, I was serving people who flooded into improvised refugee camps in Tanzania after fleeing genocide in Rwanda. On Holy Saturday morning I decided to see how the new camp was coming along. The bulldozer had made a road into the woods for about two miles and I...

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Join Father Rodrigo as he shares recent events and reflections on Maryknoll Vocations and those who commit to a life of service and mission.


We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.


L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly, Fr. Juan Montes Zúñiga)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.

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L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)





(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime
The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.