In this episode we speak with Fr. Alejandro Marina M.M., one of the newest Maryknollers, though he celebrated twenty five years as a priest prior. 

Coming from Argentina, Fr. Alejandro offers a unique perspective on the growing challenges of doing mission throughout Latin America. He explores the reasons why in a part of the world where most of the people are christian, many face terrible situations of injustice, poverty and oppression.

Fr. Alejandro also shares many of his thoughts on such topics as mission in Latin America, Cuba and his feelings on Pope Francis.

About Padre Alejandro Marina, M.M.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Maryknoll Father Alejandro Marina was ordained a priest in 1993 in the Diocese of San Isidro. He was director of missions in his diocese and, as part of that work, he was sent as a missionary to Holguín, Cuba, for four years. Father Alejandro has a degree in Dogmatic Theology and has specialized in the area of Missiology. He is currently the director of the Maryknoll Mission Center in Latin America, based in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Nacido en Buenos Aires, Argentina, el Padre Maryknoll Alejandro Marina fue ordenado sacerdote en 1993 en la Diócesis de San Isidro. Fue director de misiones en su diócesis y, como parte de dicho trabajo, fue enviado como misionero a Holguín, Cuba, por cuatro años. Es Licenciado en Teología Dogmática y se ha especializado en el área de la Misionología. Actualmente es el director del Centro Misionero Maryknoll en América Latina (CMMAL), con sede en Cochabamba, Bolivia, y enseña Antropología en la Universidad Católica Boliviana.


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)





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