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New Maryknoll Vocations Website

We are proud to announce the launching of our newly revised website that also features a new vocations video.  Please check it out and let us know what you think about it! Maryknoll Vocations | A Life of Mission Overseas (maryknollsociety.org) We also offer volunteer opportunities lasting from six...


Former Superior General, Fr. John Sivalon, once described Mission this way:   A tangle of twigs lies drying in the sun, And then a spark catches one, and she, Astonished by divinity, topples and tumbles and ignites Another and another and another and Soon the whole tangle is aflame Gibber...


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...


This photo was taken in China where I asked a nun who entered the convent many years ago prior to the Communist takeover to give me a blessing.  As Maryknoll's new Vocation Director, it has been a challenging experience to lead the vocations office under the uncertain situation this pandemic has...

A Quote From St. Teresa of Avila for Vocational Reflection

  Christ has no body now on earth but yours. Yours are the hands with which Christ can bless the world. Yours are the eyes with which Christ can shine compassion on a troubled world. Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do good. Christ has no body but yours, No hands, No feet, No...


In October we accepted another new seminarian to our Initial Formation Program and it is with pleasure that we welcome Josephat Odundo to Maryknoll!  This brings the number of men admitted to Maryknoll in 2020 to 4 and  the total number of Seminarian and Brother Candidates to 18. Josephat is 27...

Maryknoll Vocation Newsletter – Winter 2021

    This is a photo of the Mau Escarpment, a steep natural rampart along the western rim of the Great Rift Valley in western Kenya.  West and south of the city of Nakuru, it rises to more than 10,000 feet on the Equator. Its crest is covered with a vast forest. To the south the woods are...

Getting Beyond Your Fears by Fr. Charlie, OP

Candidates have often told me they find the period after they've read the material, met with the vocation director, chosen the community, and prayed, and prayed, and prayed, the most difficult. They know that in order to finally address this calling that they've felt for so many years, they must...

Maryknoll Vocations Newsletter Autumn 2020

We are proud to share a poster with our 18 seminarians and Brother candidates.  In his letter to the Romans St. Paul’s writes: “For those who love God all things work together for good.” Please keep these future Maryknoll Missioners in your prayers!  As always we look forward to hearing from you:...

Maryknoll Ordains A New Priest

On Saturday August 22, 2020 Maryknoll ordained Deacon Greg McPhee to the priesthood.  Fr. Greg came to us with a background in law as a criminal defense attorney in Syracuse, New York.  As a seminarian he was sent to Tanzania, East Africa for two years on our Overseas Training Program.  After the...

Our Newest Candidates

Jonathan Navarro Jose is 37 years old and comes to us from Auburn, Washington.  He is a soccer coach, a member of the Knights of Columbus and has been very active in his local parish.  He will begin the Initial Formation Program as a candidate to become a Brother. Chunsing Jonathan Cho is 24 years...

Mission Reflection by Fr. Mike Snyder M.M.

"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 to others".     Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel    Pope Francis is a missionary pope! ...


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. 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.


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.


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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