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2022 Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

Topic

What is your dream for a better community and world?

1st Place Prize:

$1,000 per division

2nd Place Prize:

$300 per division

3rd Place Prize:

$150 per division

ASSIGNMENT

In his book, “Let Us Dream: the Path to a Better Future,” Pope Francis writes, “God asks us to dare to create something new.” How is God inviting you to create something new that would help your community and the world? Write an essay responding to that question.

ENTRY

Entries should be 500–750 words. Essays should include your name and division typed on each page.

Note: Spelling and grammar count.

Students may
1) submit essays online OR

2) mail essays to the address below. Mailed essays should be typed and stapled, each attached to an ENTRY COVER SHEET

ELIGIBILITY

Students in grades 6–8 (Division I) and grades 9–12 (Division II) are eligible.

DEADLINE

Entries must be submitted online or postmarked by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2022. First-place essays will appear in the Summer 2023 Maryknoll magazine. All winning entries will be published online at MaryknollSociety.org/Winners by April 1, 2023.

MAIL TO

MAIL TO: 2022 Student Essay Contest, Division __, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302
Call: 1-914-570-4118, ext. 2487

Mailed essays should be typed or neatly handwritten in ink and stapled, each attached to an ENTRY COVER SHEET available here.

2022 Maryknoll Student Essay Entry


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