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Mission Discernment Retreat

  • April 5, 2018

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

  • April 5, 2018

By Jonathan HillWhat 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 and […]

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A Call to Love

  • April 5, 2018

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 have […]

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Brotherhood in Mission

  • April 5, 2018

By Br. Ryan ThibertHello, 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. My […]

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Preparing for Pentecost, Father Mike Snyder

Preparing for Pentecost

  • April 5, 2018

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 until […]

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Holy Week Vocation Retreat at Maryknoll

  • February 27, 2018

Join us for a weekend retreat at the Maryknoll 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 be begin on Friday evening October 13th and end on Sunday at noon October 15th.  Joining us will give you a good opportunity to get to know Maryknoll while meeting our candidates and formation team, seeing where they live and visiting the Catholic Theological Union where they study.

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What is Lent?

  • February 21, 2018

Lent means “Spring” and is the Christian season of repentance and preparation beginning with Ash Wednesday and finishing 40 days later (minus Sundays, which are little Easters) with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Good Friday and Easter Sunday).

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Maryknoll's Newest Member, John Siyumbu

Maryknoll’s Newest Member, John Siyumbu

  • January 5, 2018

Congrats to Maryknoll’s newest member, John Siyumbu, who took first oath to the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers this past weekend!

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A Christmas Poem

  • December 30, 2017

You are the Miracle of Christmas I am what Jesus is because Jesus became what I am. Christmas came and went almost unnoticed. But after all the running around and anxiety about finding it, There it was 6 lbs. 8 ounces and growing her given name: Milagro  (Miracle). So we almost missed it again… but then […]

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Reflections on my Spirituality Year, Maryknoll, Chicago, 2017

  • December 20, 2017

Growing in understanding is a grace from God. My Maryknoll Spirituality Year here in Chicago, USA has availed me many opportunities for growth.  My understanding of the missionary charism of Maryknoll has also grown. I have learned about the beginnings of Maryknoll. I have also been inspired by the example of James A. Walsh and Thomas […]

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