For more than a hundred years a lot of men have walked through Maryknoll’s doors to join a society founded on the compassion of Jesus in reaching out to those who are most in need.
The ordination is one of the most important events in a priest’s life. This is when the bishop and fellow Maryknollers bless him. This is also when he receives his missionary crucifix at the Maryknoll Sending Ceremony that presents the new priests to the world as Maryknoll missioners.
Meet our new priests who have recently joined a long line of missioners
who have made the Maryknoll commitment.
Maryknoll ordinations through the decades
The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers have ordained more than 1,400 priests and given oaths to more than 225 brothers all through the years. That’s quite a number of men who have commited their lives to work in service among the poor and suffering around the world.
Every one of them had different experiences in their lives that made them come to realize that they have a calling to serve God and their fellowman. To choose to become a Maryknoller is even more special. They say goodbye to their families and friends to go to distant lands where the culture and language are different from their own.