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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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How About A Short Term Mission Trip As You Look To Your Future

As men discern their futures and look at the possibility of embracing the missionary life several seek out opportunities to get their feet wet and experience the life firsthand prior to making any decisions.  Fr. Shaun Crumb, now serving in China, first went there as a Maryknoll volunteer and taught English in a Chinese university […]

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Mission Discernment Retreat

Beginning Holy Thursday March 29th, we conducted a mission discernment retreat for men and women contemplating becoming priests, brothers, lay missioners and short term volunteers. There were 20 in attendance including three Maryknoll seminarians and four men interested in becoming priests and brothers. These men came from across the country – California, Colorado, Louisiana and Minnesota. […]

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Finding God

By Jonathan Hill   What 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 Multiverse What if God whispered to children […]

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A Call to Love

By Joshua Mutende Maondo   “Kama vile baba alivyonipenda mimi, nipenda mimi, (nami) nilivyowapenda ninyi kaeni katika pendo langu.”  Every time I think about Maryknoll fraternity, this Swahili song from St. Bernadette Catholic Choir in my homeland of Kenya rings in my mind. It is translated as “just like the father has loved me, so I […]

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Brotherhood in Mission

Hello, my name is Ryan Thibert I have been with Maryknoll now over 6 years. I currently reside in Cochabamba Bolivia in active mission working with the Missionaries of Charity assisting Men with HIV and AIDS. I cannot believe how the past 6 years in Maryknoll has passed ever so quickly.

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Preparing for Pentecost, Father Mike Snyder

Preparing for Pentecost

By Fr. Mike Snyder, M.M.   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 blabbering […]

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