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Summer Time And The Living is Easy!

New moon emerges over Nairobi, KenyaWelcome to the Summer 2021 Vocations Newsletter!  I hope that the living is indeed easy for you during this time of the year, especially after a long year of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.  You have been in contact with Maryknoll and so are contemplating a...

Seminarians and Brother Candidates Renew Their Temporary Oath

The Permanent Oath is the lifetime commitment members make to Maryknoll at the time of ordination as priests or completion of training as Brothers.  During the initial formation years we make yearly Temporary Oaths.  This Oath is a public sign of our commitment to the mission work of Christ as...

Two Missioners Are Off to New Assignments

Newly ordained Fr. Greg McPhee and seasoned missioner Br. Joe Bruener have recently traveled to Cochabamba, Bolivia.  First they will study Spanish and later begin their missionary service.  Fr. Greg came to us with a background in law as a criminal defense attorney in Syracuse, New York.  As a...

Virtual Come & See Events

While we always enjoy in person vocation events, the pandemic has stimulated us to utilize social platforms to engage with young men interested in a missionary vocation.  One of these has been Saturday evening Come & See events.  They last just two hours and during this time we cover various...

New Maryknoll Vocations Website

We are proud to announce the launching of our newly revised website.  Please check it out and let us know what you think about it! Maryknoll Vocations | A Life of Mission Overseas (maryknollsociety.org)   Once the pandemic has eased we will also offer volunteer opportunities lasting from six weeks...

A Message From Pope Francis

The Gospel offers us the chance to live life on a higher plane, but with no less intensity: “Life grows by being given away, and it weak­ens in isolation and comfort. Indeed, those who enjoy life most are those who leave security on the shore and become excited by the mission of communicating life...

Missioners’ Contributions

We asked some Maryknoll Missioners this question: What made you consider the missionary Priesthood or Brotherhood?  Here are some of the answers: Adventure!  I wanted to serve the poorest of the poor like Christ through healing, preaching, and teaching.  I love to travel and experience new...

Vocations Facebook Page (2)

We understand that not everyone is a Facebook user.  However, if you take the time to visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mklvocations)  you will find several short video testimonies of Maryknoll Missioners speaking about their vocations and experiences in Africa, Asia and Latin...

Maryknoll Vocations Newsletter for Spring 2021

As the Spring season dawns on us in New York so too does the warmth and fragrances of nature.  At Easter we join with Jesus in proclaiming new and resurrected life.  This can strengthen our faith in God and hope for a better world.  I think imagination is an important factor when addressing the...

The Formation Community during the Pandemic By Sem. John Siyumbu

Greetings from the Formation Community in Chicago! It is close to a year since the first restrictions related to Covid-19 came into effect. The last in-person class at CTU was on March 13, 2020. A new way of studying for ministry beckoned us as classes were conducted online and in-person ministry...

Maryknoll Vocations Facebook Page

We understand that not everyone is a Facebook user.  However, if you take the time to visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mklvocations)  you will find several short video testimonies of Maryknoll Missioners speaking about their vocations and experiences in Africa, Asia and Latin...

ABOUT MARYKNOLL

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.

OUR GENERAL COUNCIL

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

(Fr. Tom O’Brien, Fr. Ray Finch, Fr. Joe Everson, Fr. Russ Feldmeier)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Fr. Ray Finch.

OUR FOUNDERS

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

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)

PLACES WE SERVE

EVANGELIZATION, PARISHES, AND PROJECTS

USA

STORIES OF MISSION

(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.

ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

Enrich your own vocation, walk-in solidarity with people overseas, and work together with Maryknoll Missioners. We offer US priests and Brothers ordained elsewhere the opportunity to work in overseas missions.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop
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