Vocations Newsletter

Maryknoll Vocation Newsletter 2023

It is January and in most of the United States this is the cold season. So too for our missioners in places like Northern China. But in other parts of the world not so. In East Africa, for example it is hot as the people anxiously await the rainy season. In South America it is summer time…

Blog & Articles

A Message From St. John Paul II

We need heralds of the Gospel Who are experts in humanity, Who know the depths of the human heart, Who can share the joys, the hopes, the agonies, the distress of people today, but who are, at the same time, Contemplatives who have fallen in love with God.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Join Father Rodrigo as he shares recent events and reflections on Maryknoll Vocations and those who commit to a life of service and mission.


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)

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.