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A Maryknoll Christmas Experience

Friday, December 10  |  Time: 7:00 pm ET

Join our Members as we sing familiar Christmas Carols Hear music from countries where we serve in Mission Listen to stories from our Missioners about their Christmas experiences throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America

Mshea / Guatemala
Photo by John Barth, MM

It’s Christmas again
even the words have lost the mystery
Christmas again
but where shall we look?
where is the stable?
the young mother with child?
where shall we look
in a world where He is out of place?

Shall we look in the same old places?
Shall we look at all?
or…Shall we look
among those who do not belong
those born on the margin of our world
in the stables of sticks and tarpaper
in cardboard shelters of our cities
among the refuse and refugees?

There
He again finds a place
among those for whom
there is no room

We live too close to the mystery
of Christmas again
ever old and yet
newer than ever
already among us
the child of violence and war
the woman searching for a place
beyond poverty and desperation
a place to give life
in the Bethlehems of our world

Christmas
time of mystery
time of gift giving
and the gift is already given
the promise fulfilled
amid the stars and stables
of our world

It’s Christmas
and the God of newness
calls us once again to awaken.

Christmas Songs

ABOUT 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.

OUR GENERAL COUNCIL

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

(Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

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

OUR FOUNDERS

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

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

PLACES WE SERVE

EVANGELIZATION, PARISHES, AND PROJECTS

USA

STORIES OF MISSION

(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.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop
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