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A Christmas Poem

You are the Miracle of Christmas

I am what Jesus is
because Jesus became what I am.

Christmas came and went
almost unnoticed.
But after all the running around
and anxiety about finding it,
There it was
6 lbs. 8 ounces and growing
her given name: Milagro  (Miracle).

So we almost missed it again…
but then we found her
in a poor house
just like Bethlehem.

Thanks to this miracle
we looked around and
found them everywhere
with muddy feet and bright faces.

I never thought this was really Christmas
until now I understand Bethlehem.
It was a real place
just like right here,
Where the star came to rest

and a baby was born.

by Brother Marty Shea, M.M.

Summer 2024

Hello, friends! I hope this newsletter finds you well. The Vocations Team has prepared this edition with your journey in mind, whether you are discerning a call to priesthood or brotherhood, or simply deepening your engagement with mission.

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. 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.

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.

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