Vocations – Calling of a Lifetime

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You know God has given you
countless gifts and blessings.
So the real question is – how
will you use them?

As you think about the role
you will play in God’s plan,
we invite you to explore a
Life of Mission Overseas…

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”wrap ” css=”.vc_custom_1486040744855{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”10/12″][bethlehem_title text_position=”text-center” heading_size=”h2″ title=”We are Compassionate, Adventurous, Embrace Unknown Lands & Cultures, and Model the Mercy of Jesus

” el_class=”about-us-page-title”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”wrap ” css=”.vc_custom_1486062288787{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1486151570853{margin-right: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”F17″ css=”.vc_custom_1486152269589{margin-right: 10px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;}”]Since 1911, Catholics across the US have responded to the worldwide cry of the poor by becoming Maryknoll Missioners.



We live out our missionary vocation by spreading the LOVE of God to those in need throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. Firmly grounded in the Gospels and in Catholic social teaching, we live and serve in over 20 countries around the world.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/132894173″ align=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1486152212503{margin-right: 10px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1486152102792{margin-right: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1486151648030{margin-right: 10px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;padding-top: 5px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #ade1f9 !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][formidable id=13][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1486151839752{margin-right: 20px !important;border-top-width: 3px !important;border-right-width: 3px !important;border-bottom-width: 3px !important;border-left-width: 3px !important;background-color: #f9f6ee !important;border-left-color: #0c0c0c !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #0c0c0c !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #0c0c0c !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #0c0c0c !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 15px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1515522110570{margin-bottom: 28px !important;padding-top: 12px !important;}”]

Maryknoll Vocations Retreat in New York: Mar 28 – Apr 1

Explore a life of service and adventure as a Maryknoll overseas missioner. We invite you to meet Maryknoll Missioners and talk with our Vocations team as we gather for a retreat during Holy Week. Arrival is on Wednesday, March 28th and departure is on Easter Sunday morning, April 1st.

Interested? Email us via this page’s form to talk with Fr. Mike about more details.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”mulled_wine” el_width=”90″ css=”.vc_custom_1501852736540{margin-bottom: 12px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”F17″ css=”.vc_custom_1501852577912{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”]

2017 Ordinations

Meet our new missioners and read about their path to Maryknoll.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”9302″ parallax_speed_bg=”2″ css=”.vc_custom_1486060737422{background-position: center;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1486149007245{margin-top: 40px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;}” offset=”vc_hidden-md vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][bethlehem_banner type=”type-1″ banner_link=”#” banner_link_target=”_self” banner_hover_animation=”bounce” banner_text_position=”text-center” el_class=”full-width”][/bethlehem_banner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1467981259602{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}” el_class=”ctrDIV ctr”][vc_column width=”1/6″ css=”.vc_custom_1467981152334{margin-top: 8px !important;margin-bottom: 18px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1486040501061{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”ctr F19 Dgray” css=”.vc_custom_1512675704402{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 15px !important;padding-right: 12px !important;padding-bottom: 12px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;background-color: #e0dccc !important;}”]Download our latest Maryknoll Vocations Newsletter (PDF)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”wrap ” css=”.vc_custom_1486062361886{margin-top: 60px !important;margin-bottom: 60px !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1464811037598{padding-top: 12px !important;padding-right: 18px !important;padding-bottom: 18px !important;padding-left: 18px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}” el_class=”F18″]

We Are Maryknoll…

We’re nomad people stirred by a passion stronger than ourselves to travel unknown trails and share our soul with people we don’t know.

We say goodbye to family to go out and find a home among strangers. Our culture becomes the beat of African drums and the whistle of Andean flutes.

Our Comfort – Being Fed By The Hungry And Cared For By The Poor

We go off to preach a God who rules and discover a God in pain, to announce a God of power and find a God of tears. And when we listen to suffering people sing and watch the downtrodden dance, We Meet A God Who Laughs

Wrapped In The Clothes Of The Poor And Given Courage By Their Prophets, we’ve been imprisoned in Asia, fevered by mosquitoes in Tanzania, murdered in El Salvador, and have come to know the Jesus of the cross.

In Asia, Africa and Latin America, we join hands with sowers and builders, teachers and healers, planners and prophets.

In mysterious ways we’re blessed by extended hands in distant lands, and loved by many, cursed by some, suffering or smiling, we do all in Jesus’ name.

We Are Maryknoll

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This same gratitude we extend also to all who have gone before us, priests and brothers who lived and died to make this dream a reality.

We invite others to live out this dream with us![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”ctr”]



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.

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

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)





(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.