The Maryknoll Speakers Series

The Maryknoll Speakers Series introduces people of all faiths to the most prominent authors, theologians and experts who interpret religious history, contemporary issues and the changing world.

All religious denominations and people from all walks of life are invited to listen, question, participate and share their personal views, opinions and experiences with our speakers.

All Presentations are FREE and Open to the Public

Held at the historic property of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.

Our 2017 Guest Speakers are:

  • Sun., Apr. 2  —
    Experience an afternoon with Karen Newman, author of Just Three Words, an inspiring story about her success as a world-class triathlete and her battle with cancer and eating disorders.
  • Sun., Nov. 12  —
    Plan to spend an afternoon with Jana Laiz, writer-in-residence at Arrowhead, Herman Melville’s home in Massachusetts. She is an author of eight books for children and adults.

All Speakers start at 2:30pm

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We request that you make reservations to ensure that you will have a seat at the events. Please Email MaryknollSpeakersSeries@Maryknoll.org or call 914.941.7636 ext 2445.

We’ve featured a broad spectrum of presenters and topics – noted guests have included:

•  Father Jim Martin, S.J., the “chaplain” of The Colbert Show.
•  Sister Helen Prejean, anti-capital punishment activist and author of Dead Man Walking.
•  Father Joseph Girzone, The New York Times best-selling author popular for The Joshua Series.
•  Mary Karr, award-winning author of the best-selling books The Liars’ Club and Lit: A Memoir.
•  Malachy McCourt, author of The New York Times best-selling memoir A Monk Swimming.
•  Harold Holzer, one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln.

You can view videos of past speakers at our videos page.

Joyce Rupp
Joyce Rupp
James W. Douglass
James W. Douglass
Father Sean McDonagh
Fr. Sean McDonagh
John Dear
John Dear
Sister Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.
Sr. Elizabeth Johnson
Father James Martin, S.J.
Fr. James Martin, SJ
Father Matt Malone, S.J.
Fr. Matt Malone, SJ
John Michael Talbot
John M. Talbot
Father Michael Crosby
Fr. Michael Crosby
Sister Helen Prejean
Sr. Helen Prejean
Father Joseph Girzone
Fr. Joseph Girzone
Jim Forest
Jim Forest