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Interreligious Dialogue

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As a Catholic missionary Society working in different cultures overseas, Maryknoll believes that dialogue with the followers of other religions is an important part of mission.

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Christians are called to share life and that includes common efforts for justice and peace. Sometimes it means simply living together in harmony or working for reconciliation after conflicts. At other times it demands coming to the aid of the weakest and neediest in our midst, taking action in defense and solidarity with the poor and victims of injustice. On certain occasions, it could mean sharing the reasons for why we live the way we do.

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Our mission to follow Christ includes many aspects:

  • daily prayer and worship of God
  • a special concern for the poor and victims of oppression and injustice
  • care for the sick and aged
  • theological reflection on the meaning of Christian faith in each cultural context
  • proclamation of faith, that is, sharing “the reasons for hope” with all those who are seeking truth
  • catechesis, the communication of the faith to new generations of Christian disciples

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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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