Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers share the Good News and God’s love by modeling the compassion of Jesus Christ to those most in need.

We Live and Serve Around the World

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers (a.k.a. the Maryknoll Society) is a U.S. Catholic order of priests and brothers that devotes itself to spreading the LOVE of God among those in need across Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Maryknollers move into the roughest fringes of society, living side-by-side with the indigenous peoples, and dedicating ourselves – with the generous support of donors – to combating poverty, building communities, availing healthcare, and advancing peace & social justice.

Maryknoll Mission

Finding the JOY of God's Love in Others

We witness the call to mission shared by all Christians to bring hope and healing to those most in need. Jesus is our model of compassion when we feed the hungry, heal the sick and care for outcasts around the world.

This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

John 13:35

Years Overseas


Mission Projects

Schools Founded

Maryknoll accompanies lay Catholics and ministers on culturally immersive short-term mission trips worldwide to encounter Christ in other countries, particularly those suffering on the margins of society.

Explore our offerings of 2017 mission trips and other international volunteer opportunities.

Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, Maryknollers go to aid and live alongside the poor and marginalized around the world as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love and mercy for all people.

Curious about vocations?  Explore a life of mission overseas, finding God’s love in the least among us.


Maryknoll represents the face of Jesus to the poor and uneducated in the many places in the world that you serve . . . and you minister to them with love and with a deep faith.

I am proud to be one of your Sponsors.

Maryknoll Supporter


Check out the Impact We are Making Around the World

Maryknoll Magazine

Featured Article (November/December 2017)

Making a World of Difference
Missioner reflects of changes to his HIV ministry in Peru.

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Orbis BooksThe book publishing arm of Maryknoll since 1970, Orbis Books offers a wide range of books on prayer, spirituality, Catholic life, theology, mission and current affairs.

Browse the Orbis Books online store

This month’s Letter from the Editor

In concert with our overseas mission work, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers serves to be living signs of God’s LOVE and compassion here in the U.S.  We seek to build bridges of solidarity while actively forming and animating local communities of ‘missionary disciples’ who answer their personal call of witnessing God’s love to others.

More about Cultivating Mission in the US

Missioners discover the joy of the Jamaican people

Discovering the JOY of the Jamaican People

Embarking on their first immersion trip of any kind–with no clue what to expect–a group of missioners soon came to discover the immense joy of the Jamaican people.
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