We've Chronicled Our Missions of Mercy for 100+ Years

In 1907, Father James Walsh began publishing 'The Field Afar' (later renamed the 'Maryknoll' magazine) to avail the stories and joy of overseas mission to Catholics throughout the US.

Today, we continue to showcase the global tales of Maryknollers, as well as spark the call to mission in the US, through a variety of publications and media.

One of the most widely-recognized Catholic publications in the world, Maryknoll magazine conveys to American Catholics the needs, realities, and joy of mission work around the world.  We capture inspiring stories of Maryknoll’s missions of mercy, and the people with whom we serve overseas.

May/June 2020

La revista Misioneros informa, inspira y anima a los hispanos católicos de Estados Unidos a unirse a la misión de Maryknoll. Sus páginas reflejan la alegría de la misión; provee informes sobre los desafíos y las contribuciones de los católicos hispanos a la Iglesia de Estados Unidos; y proclama el mensaje de la misión más amplia de Maryknoll.

Mayo/Junio 2020

Among the People is Maryknoll’s podcast showcasing the transformative experiences of a life of mission. Each episode highlights the impactful stories of our missioners and the people we serve — the poor, sick, and marginalized around the world.

Among the People podcast

The book publishing arm of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Orbis Books offers a wide range of works on spirituality, Catholic life, theology, history, world Christianity, and mission.

Our books and authors address a broad readership, exploring the global dimensions of faith, inviting dialogue with diverse cultures and traditions, and serving the cause of reconciliation and peace.


Each year, Maryknoll holds an essay contest for middle and high school students around the US. Our 2019 essay theme is “Courageous Missionaries.”

Pope Francis challenges young people in his letter Christ Alive, “Learn to swim against the tide, learn how to share Jesus and the faith he has given you.”  We ask students to write an essay explaining how and with whom they share the Good News of God’s love.

Visit MaryknollSociety.org/Essay for more information.

Check out the past Essay Contest Winners!

Share the beauty of our faith with a personal mass card or spiritual enrollment in honor of a loved one, while also aiding the work of Maryknollers in mission. (Tarjetas de masas católicas disponibles)

We welcome you to send us your personal prayers and Maryknoll will include them in our prayer intentions, and also may publish your prayer her on this site – explore our Prayer Corner.

You may also enjoy our photo meditations – visual prayers to lend a moment of serenity and compassion.