God is our refuge and our strength. An ever present help in times of trouble. ~ Psalm 46:1


Where are you God?
By Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.

When mountains shake, or the heavens break
Open to unleash floods upon the earth
Or when a child suffers and cries
Out to you and, despite my prayers, dies
For lack of medicines, or food or clean
Water, can you blame me, Lord, for wondering
Where are you?

When drugs or violence claim another life
Despite all efforts to end the clash
Between competing groups who fight
To determine who’s right and who controls
Their bodies but loses their souls
Am I wrong, Lord, to question
Where are you?

O Lord, in my darkest night of sorrow
Without any hope for tomorrow
In the silence of my heart long broken
By the Word forever spoken
You alone can bless my loss
As you once did on the cross
Open my eyes to see
Your presence ever next to me
When I question out of fear
You answer: I AM always here!


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, Fr. Juan Montes Zúñiga)

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.