Maryknoll's Priest Associate Program gives religious priests and brothers, as well as diocesan priests, an opportunity to participate in our overseas mission efforts for five years, offering a unique chance to...
Priests and religious brothers who desire to participate in the Associate program do need to obtain permission from their Ordinary or Religious Superior to enter into the discernment process with the Maryknoll Vocation team. During this accompaniment process, usually 8-12 months, an Associate candidate satisfies a number of admission requirements including: a lifeline interview; a thematic interview; a visit to our Center in New York; and an autobiography.
After completing the requirements of application for admission to the Associate Program, one's request for admission is submitted to the Society's Admissions Board for consideration. Once approved, the priest or brother is formally accepted as an Associate. (For those accepted as priest or brother Associates, diocesan priests remain incardinated in their own dioceses, and members of religious congregations remain as members of their own congregations)
Fr. Kevin Conroy, a Maryknoll Priest Associate in Cambodia, works tirelessly to free mentally ill who are CHAINED by family members due to a lack of mental services.
Fr. Dan Chapin (pictured, on left), Maryknoll’s newest Priest Associate, previously spent 10 years of mission service in Mollendo, Peru where his diocese staffed a parish. We welcome Fr. Dan as he returns to mission now with us for the next 5 years as a Maryknoll Associate!