The Maryknoll Family

Maryknoll – the heart and hands of the U.S. Catholic Church’s overseas mission work for more than 100 years – is comprised of four independent organizations.

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers serve to witness the call to mission with the poor and those most suffering around the world in concert with the rest of the Maryknoll family:

Maryknoll Sisters give witness to God’s love and devote their lives in service overseas helping the poor, the ailing and the marginalized. Today the Maryknoll Sisters have approximately 423 Sisters serving in 24 countries worldwide.

We welcome U.S. Catholics – single people, married couples and families – to respond to the call of mission. The Maryknoll Lay Missioners serve communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas, helping create a more just and compassionate world.

While continuing to pursue their own life’s journey, Maryknoll Affiliates commit themselves to the mission goals of Maryknoll in the context of Chapters that gather for prayer, reflection and action.

To learn more about Maryknoll’s history visit Maryknoll Mission Archive website.

Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns (MOGC)

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (OGC) represents the entire Maryknoll family, leveraging the collective global voice and experience of Maryknoll.


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.


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.

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