With the autumn months comes another change of seasons and the start of a new academic and formation year.  Our candidates began with a retreat led by Superior General, Fr. Raymond Finch.  Some are completing their undergraduate studies at St. Xavier University while others are pursuing Master of Divinity degrees at the Catholic Theological Union.  Five of these men are participating in the Spirituality Year, which is very similar to a novitiate program.

These men and others who are studying in our Overseas Training Program wish to become Maryknoll Missioners. They hail from all over the United States and from countries where we serve in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  They share in common the desire to be servants of the Gospel.  The message of God’s love for all people is so important.  It needs to be preached not only in words but in the actions of our daily lives.  Each of you is a messenger wherever you go and in whatever you do.  But, you still need to take some steps in the direction that will fulfill the dreams that have brought you in contact with us.  Perhaps a visit to one of our mission stations may be a step along the way.  It can change your life!

 As always we look forward to hearing from you: Fr. Mike (msnyder@maryknoll.org), Fr. Joe Donovan (jjdonovan@maryknoll.org) and Mr. Greg Darr (gdarr@maryknoll.org)


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.


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

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)





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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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