We held a vocations retreat at our Chicago Initial Formation Residence over the Columbus Day Weekend.  Retreatants hailed from Texas, Arkansas, Illinois and Washington State.  Unfortunately, due to other commitments, others who are interested in a vocation with Maryknoll were not able to attend.  Some of our seminarians and Brother candidates joined us and were able to spend time with the retreatants talking about their experiences with Maryknoll.  Our vocation director, Fr. Mike Snyder, opened the retreat on Friday evening.  On Saturday morning some of our youngest priests, Fr. Rodrigo Ulloa and Fr. Daniel Kim and Deacon Greg McPhee, gave testimonies to their first years in mission overseas. In the afternoon retreatants traveled to a food pantry where some of our seminarians and Brother candidates volunteer.  The evenings included social time and a Zoom conference call with Fr. Peter Latouf serving in Hong Kong together with a young man from his parish who too is interested in joining Maryknoll.

Our next vocation retreat will be held at Maryknoll headquarters during Holy Week (April 8 – 12, 2020).  Please contact Fr. Mike at vocation@maryknoll.org for more details.



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.

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

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)





(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.