To assist those looking to the future with an eye towards Catholic mission service overseas we will be offering a discernment retreat during Holy Week for men and women thinking of becoming missionary Priests, Brothers, Sisters, Short Term Volunteers or Lay Missioners.  This will take place at our Maryknoll headquarters in Ossining, NY just 20 miles north of New York City.  Arrival is on Wednesday April 8th or at the latest on the morning of Thursday April 9th.  Talks and discussions about these missionary vocations will be accompanied by moments of prayer and the liturgical celebrations of the Sacred Triduum.  The retreat will end with the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday night with departure anytime on Easter Sunday April 12th.  If you are interested contact us at for further information.


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. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.


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

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)





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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.

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

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