Maryknoll Brothers

Like the disciples in Matthew’s Gospel, we are called to radical discipleship.

If you are between the ages of 21 and 40, in college, or have a college degree, technical training or its equivalent, and have an aptitude for studies, God may be calling you to serve as a Missionary Brother.

If you think your calling is aimed at Brotherhood, we suggest finding a quiet place to be alone, and consider these questions as you contemplate this vocational path:

  • Do I have a commitment now to those who are less fortunate, and do I participate in some type of volunteer work?
  • Do I have an openness to people of other cultures, to people who have other visions of the world and ways of living?
  • Do I have an understanding of our Catholic Faith?
  • Do I participate actively in the Church?
  • Could I attain the skills needed to live a celibate life that will make me totally accessible to those in need?

The first years of service as a Maryknoll Brother entail:

  • Integrating your personal and spiritual lives during your first year of Formation
  • Participate in 1 – 2 years of specialized study in the Brotherhood
  • Take part in an Overseas Training Program for 2 – 3 years, gaining practical experience and cultural immersion

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about life as a Maryknoll Brother.

A Brotherhood of Mission Specialists

In the early days of Maryknoll, Maryknoll Brothers were skilled tradesmen and were responsible for constructing and maintaining a good number of buildings in the missions. Throughout the years, we have expanded our specializations to include many other areas of mission service including pastoral ministry.

Today, we use our talents not only to build missions and schools, but to work as teachers and administrators, develop agricultural and other life-sustaining projects with indigenous people, serve in health-related fields and contribute in numerous ways to the ministry of Maryknoll.

Vocational Story of Brother Wayne Fitzpatrick