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Now One Hundred Years Later

With the autumn months comes another change of seasons and the start of a new academic and formation year.  Our candidates began with a retreat led by Superior General, Fr. Raymond Finch.  Some are completing their undergraduate studies at St. Xavier University while others are pursuing Master of Divinity degrees at the Catholic Theological Union.  […]

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Finding God – A Poem by Sem. Jonathan Hill

Finding GodWhat if God was beyond my constrained ImaginationNot limited by lofty words of mindful expressionNor kept in a guarded box of theological debateBut free to roam amongst the slightest doubts and strongest fearsThat come from the hearts and minds of allAcross the expanse of a multitiered MultiverseWhat if God whispered to children and prophets […]

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Five Candidates Begin the Novitiate Program

Seminarian Matthew Sim reports: the Spirituality Year candidates started their Inter-Community Novitiate (ICN) program at Techny Towers, home of the SVD novices.Maryknoll joins 12 other communities of novices at ICN to share and exchange the spirituality and charisms of the various groups. The communities of novices are made up of various religious congregations of sisters, […]

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Mission Reflection – The Feast of Corpus Christi in Tanzania

My most recent assignment in Africa took place in the city of Dar es Salaam on the shores of the Indian Ocean where I served as Catholic chaplain at the national medical university.  Out of a student body of 1600, 800 were Catholic.  We enjoyed a vibrant Catholic community. The university was adjacent to the […]

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Maryknoll Chicago Vocation Retreat October 5 – 7, 2018

Seven men from five States joined us for a weekend retreat at the Maryknoll Initial Formation Residence in Chicago.  Located in the Hyde Park area just opposite Lake Michigan the theme focused on the experience of mission overseas and how it changes our lives.  We began with two seminarians and one brother candidate reflecting on […]

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Are missionaries really needed these days!

Recently I read a letter from Br, Bill Firman FSC, the Executive Director of Solidarity with South Sudan.  As you may be aware, conflict returned to South Sudan in late 2013 testing the resolve of the Catholic Church to continue the mission. As the South Sudanese Bishop Erkolano expressed so succinctly at a Solidarity With […]

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Four New Candidates For Maryknoll

Maryknoll recently accepted three new seminarians and one Brother’s candidate to our Initial Formation Program and it is with pleasure that we welcome them to Maryknoll!Paul Augustine Khiet Tran is 24 years old and comes from Garland, Texas.  He joined us in January 2018 as a candidate for the priesthood and is now completing his […]

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A Precious Moment

Many people used to come to my office door at the Catholic Chaplaincy of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  The university shares its campus with the national hospital with 1200 beds and over 1000 day patients.  There is also a large slum called Jangwani situated not far […]

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All in God’s Time

Seminarian Jonathan Hill shares a reflection having completed two years of overseas training in Tanzania, East Africa and now residing at our Formation Residence in Chicago where he is completing his Master of Divinity studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.I am in the 8th year of my formation with Maryknoll, and I still […]

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Maryknoll Chicago Vocation Retreat October 5 – 7, 2018

Join us for a weekend retreat at the Maryknoll Initial Formation Residence in Chicago.  Located in the Hyde Park area just opposite Lake Michigan it’s a great location with parks everywhere that allow you to get out and enjoy the Windy City!  This fall retreat will take place over Columbus Day weekend beginning on Friday […]

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