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Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers serving in Asia, Ordination of Bishop Patrick Byrne, M.M.

A Modern Day Martyr of Korea

Bishop Patrick J. Byrne, M.M. was the first Maryknoll priest. Orginally ordained for the archdiocese of Washington, D.C., he was given permission by Cardinal Gibbons to join Maryknoll a week after his ordination. As a young priest, Father Byrnes supervised the building of Maryknoll and was assigned to Korea in 1923.In 1929 he returned to […]

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Disciples of Jesus, Impelled to Mission, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Disciples of Jesus, Impelled to Mission

Pope Francis has often used the phrase “missionary disciples.” In his first apostolic exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium), he says: “Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are ‘disciples’ and ‘missionaries,’ but rather that we are always ‘missionary disciples.’”

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The Grunt Priest, Father Vincent Capodanno, M.M.

Vincent Capodanno was born on February 13th, 1929, in Staten Island, New York. After attending a year at Fordham University, young Vincent Capodanno entered the Maryknoll  seminary in 1949, and was ordained in 1958.  After ordination, Father Capodanno was assigned to work with aboriginal Taiwanese in the mountains of Taiwan where he served in a […]

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Summer At The Knoll

The Maryknoll building seems to have an envelope of quiet majesty about it. Looking at the building from the front steps, one gets a sense of the dedication of the many souls that have toiled for God’s mission over the decades. It is a testament of God’s continuing reward on the unwavering resolve of Fr. […]

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Father Peter Latouf

Meet Father Peter Latouf, M.M.

Father Peter Latouf admits that the appeal of the priesthood was seeded in him growing up in the Maronite Catholic Church, an Eastern-rite church in communion with the Vatican.

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Maryknoll missioner, Father Daniel Kim, M.M.

Meet Father Daniel Kim, M.M.

Father Daniel Siwoo Kim says his faith was first nourished by his parents and strengthened at his home parish, St. Thomas Korean Catholic Center in the Diocese of Orange, California.

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