Chinese Priests, Nuns spend years in U.S. to prepare for leadership
Categories: Call to Mission, Events & Celebrations, Peace & Social Justice

Chinese priests, nuns spend years in U.S. to prepare for leadership

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (CNS) — As Pope Francis’ plane was cruising through Chinese airspace in mid-August en route to his first visit to the Far East, 20 Chinese priests and nuns were assembling halfway around the globe at a retreat house in the United States, preparing to begin a week of quiet prayer and reflection. The […]

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Father Gerard Hammond, M.M. delivering medicines (North Korea)
Categories: Adventures in Mission, Aiding Those Most in Need, Call to Mission, Notable Maryknollers, Peace & Social Justice

U.S. missionary visits North Korea as silent ‘apostle of peace’

Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, no Catholic priest has resided in the North of this divided peninsula, where autonomous religious activity is effectively forbidden. And no enemy of the communist regime there is more detested or fiercely denounced than the United States.

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Father Thomas Price, M.M. departure
Categories: Adventures in Mission, Aiding Those Most in Need, Call to Mission, Notable Maryknollers, Peace & Social Justice

How Maryknoll defined a century of mission work

A century ago, an attentive subscriber to the Catholic mission magazine The Field Afar might have noticed the following announcement in its pages: “Youths or young men who feel a strong desire to toil for the souls of heathen people and who are willing to go afar with no hope of earthly recompense and with […]

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