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The Pope’s Call to Mission

The Pope’s Call to Mission

During his first overseas trip, Pope Francis encouraged all Catholics to become animated missioners without borders.

“Where does Jesus send us?” he asked World Youth Day pilgrims on July 28 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. “There are no borders, no limits: He sends us to everyone.”

Will you answer the Pope’s call to mission?

For more than 100 years, Maryknoll missioners have been living the message of missioners without borders. Maryknoll has been the heart and the hands of the U.S. Catholic Church serving those who are most in need around the world.

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is a community of Catholic priests and Maryknoll Brothers who work as missioners in 27 different countries, including the U.S. For more information visit www.maryknollsociety.org or visit the Maryknoll Vocation’s website.

The Maryknoll Sisters is a congregation of women religious, who are dedicated to mission working with those in need throughout the world. They currently minister in 26 countries. For more information: www.maryknollsisters.org

The Maryknoll Lay Missioners is a Catholic organization inspired by the mission of Jesus to live and work in poor communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas, responding to basic needs and helping to create a more just and compassionate world. For more information: www.mklm.org

The Maryknoll Affiliates are communities of people who commit themselves to the mission goals of Maryknoll in the context of Chapters in the U.S. and overseas. They challenge one another to witness to mission as a way of life while striving for peace and justice for all of God’s creation. For more information visit www.maryknollaffiliates.org

How Maryknoll defined a century of mission work

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 no guarantee of a return to their native land are encouraged to write, making their letter personal, to the Editor of Field Afar.

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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. Tom O’Brien, Fr. Ray Finch, Fr. Joe Everson, Fr. Russ Feldmeier)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Fr. Ray Finch.

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.

ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

Enrich your own vocation, walk-in solidarity with people overseas, and work together with Maryknoll Missioners. We offer US priests and Brothers ordained elsewhere the opportunity to work in overseas missions.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop