A Commitment of a Lifetime
Your prayers and gift will ensure that the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers continue to prepare young men for religious life as they embark on missions to help those less fortunate in more than 20 countries.
Help Prepare Young Men for Overseas Mission
About Father Daniel Kim, M.M.
Father Daniel was seeking concrete direction for his life and so in 2005 went on a pilgrimage to Europe. There, he witnessed the murder of Brother Roger Schutz who founded the Taizé ecumenical monastic community. That moment brought him to explore his vocation in a deeper way.
He stayed in Europe for another semester to study Scripture and soon after he met Maryknoll Father Alfonso Kim, who introduced him to the Maryknoll Society.
About Father Peter Latouf, M.M.
Father Peter started out just filling a college language requirement for his bachelor’s degree in psychology and international studies when he chose Mandarin Chinese. After three semesters of Mandarin, he spent a summer in China on a school trip. When he left he knew he wanted to go back.
Having been raised in a “very strong Catholic” family, he started asking priests in Detroit how he might do mission work in China and they directed him to Maryknoll.
Fathers Kim (L) and Latouf (R) were ordained as Maryknoll priests on May 20.
“For me the priesthood is a way of standing out, of going above and beyond the norm. I wanted to do something bigger for the rest of my life. That’s why I joined Maryknoll.”
~ Father Peter Latouf, M.M.
Servants of the Gospel
More than one hundred years ago a spark
of faith was fanned to flame.
By ones and twos, by tens and scores
to distant coasts and foreign shores
from all across this land they came
with light to overcome the dark.
Announcing love as holy cure
and peace to conquer hate and war
forth from Mary’s Knoll they went
to earth’s four corners they were sent
giving much, receiving more
proclaiming Good News to the poor.
That all the love of God might know
and grace might everyone adorn
each soul for heaven’s goal to claim
they went abroad in Jesus’ name
inspired by the Child born
two thousand years ago.
~ Father Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.