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The Adventure Of Being A Maryknoll Missioner

Having served in East Africa for many years the sight of Kilimanjaro has always captured my imagination. As one passes by in a vehicle on the warm plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro emerges from the clouds to display its snow-capped peak.  It is so enormous, so beautiful and so majestic.  This photo was taken by me […]

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Reflecting Upon An Experience in Kenya

One morning, while serving as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in Kenya, I stood at the side of a rural dirt road awaiting a small bus that would take me to a nearby village.  There were no bus schedules.  Like others waiting along this remote stretch, I packed food and water and patiently marked time until […]

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A Diary of a Vocation Minister

Here’s a good story for you. As a new member of the Maryknoll vocations team I traveled for the first time to the state that has the magnificent, the one and only Mt. Rainier. I am speaking of Seattle where Jonathan Jose is currently applying to join us as Brother. He showed me around including […]

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And Now We Prepare For Pentecost

Former Superior General, Fr. John Sivalon, once described Mission this way: A tangle of twigs lies drying in the sun, And then a spark catches one, and she, Astonished by divinity, topples and tumbles and ignites Another and another and another and Soon the whole tangle is aflame Gibber jabbering in many tongues! Chattering and […]

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Maryknoll 2020 Holy Week Mission Discernment Retreat

  To assist those looking to the future with an eye towards Catholic mission service overseas we will be offering a discernment retreat during Holy Week for men and women thinking of becoming missionary Priests, Brothers, Sisters, Short Term Volunteers or Lay Missioners.  This will take place at our Maryknoll headquarters in Ossining, NY just […]

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A Grateful Maryknoll Missioner Bids Farewell To His People In China As He Returns To The United States To Serve In Vocations

Fr. Rodrigo Ulloa recently returned to the U.S. to serve with us in vocations ministry.  The following is a touching note written to the people he served in China. In the past six years you were my home and I thank you for your warm hospitality all throughout. You taught me a language deeply rooted […]

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A Message From Pope Francis

“The mission of the Christian in the world is a mission for all, a mission of service, which excludes no-one; it requires great generosity and in particular the gaze and heart turned heavenward to invoke the Lord’s help. There is so much need for Christians who bear witness to the Gospel with joy in everyday […]

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The Overseas Training Program

As part of the training to become a priest or a Brother we have an Overseas Training Program where we send our candidates overseas for two years first to learn the language and afterward to live and participate in pastoral activities with our missioners to gain firsthand experience of missionary life.  We have five candidates […]

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Two New Candidates For Maryknoll

We have accepted two new seminarians to our Initial Formation Program and it is with pleasure that we welcome them to Maryknoll!  Dr. Paschal Madukwa M.D. Paschal is 27 years old and comes to us from Mwanza, Tanzania.   Nicholas Mulei Nicholas is 23 years old and comes from Machakos, Kenya.

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Maryknoll Society Fall Vocations Retreat – Chicago Illinois

We held a vocations retreat at our Chicago Initial Formation Residence over the Columbus Day Weekend.  Retreatants hailed from Texas, Arkansas, Illinois and Washington State.  Unfortunately, due to other commitments, others who are interested in a vocation with Maryknoll were not able to attend.  Some of our seminarians and Brother candidates joined us and were […]

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