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.
Blog & Articles
Former Superior General, Fr. John Sivalon Once Described God’s Mission This Way
A tangle of twigs lies drying in the sun, And then a spark catches one, and she, Astonished by divinity, topples and tumbles and ignites Another and another and another and Soon the whole tangle is aflame Gibber jabbering in many tongues! Chattering and blabbering...
Maryknoll: Looking For Dreamers And Visionaries by Fr. Mike Snyder
The missionary life takes us to so many cool places in the world! I took this photo from a plane while flying from Nairobi, Kenya to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and I have shared it in several newsletters. It was a very clear day. Having spent many years serving...
Our Fruit Orchard Maryknoll Initial Formation House By Sem. Joshua Mutende Maondo
Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So, they went and saw where he was staying, and they...
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...
Join Father Rodrigo as he shares recent events and reflections on Maryknoll Vocations and those who commit to a life of service and mission.