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Focused on Maryknoll missioners around the world working in solidarity among the poor and marginalized. Articles include issues of importance to people the missioners serve and to the Catholic Church.
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Pope stands on 'holy ground' in Amazonia

Visiting Amazonia, Pope Francis upholds the rights of indigenous people || Four years ago, an oil spill fouled the river that was the only source of water...

By Barbara Fraser / May 1, 2018

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God’s love for children

Maryknoll affiliates carry on the work of retired missioner in Lima, Peru || Fiorela Gonzales remembers how she and her friends always waited for the green...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / May 1, 2018

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Giving life on the U.S./Mexico border

Maryknoll and Columban Fathers take U.S. Catholics on short-term mission trip to both sides of the U.S./Mexico border || When he embarked on a short-term mission...

By Giovana Soria / May 1, 2018

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St. Pius X is becoming a missionary parish

Maryknoll center in Bolivia helps a local parish carry out its call to go forth || St. Pius X Church in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is taking to heart Pope Francis’...

By David Aquije / May 1, 2018

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Reclaiming the future for prisoners in El Salvador

Maryknoll Sister Angela Brennan receives blessings as she brings love and spiritual guidance to prisoners in El Salvador || It was the mid-1950s and jobs were...

By Sean Sprague / May 1, 2018

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A ministry of medicine

A Maryknoll lay missioner is moving on after three decades as a doctor in Africa || It’s a special day at the medical clinic in the informal settlement...

By Sean Sprague / May 1, 2018

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Student Essay Winners 2017

Referencing Pope Francis’ call “to take a clear stand for creative and active nonviolence and against all forms of violence,” we asked students to cite examples...

By Maryknoll Magazine / May 1, 2018

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Then the rains came: Nepal Floods

A Maryknoll priest responds to killer flooding in Nepal || Lauti Tharu, a gaunt woman with dark hair, was with her grandson when flood water swept into her home...

By Giovana Soria / Mar 1, 2018

Photo Meditations

A way to pray and reflect on God’s message through poem prayers written by Father Joseph R. Veneroso, paired with powerful images appearing in MARYKNOLL magazine from around the world.
Vignettes from the lands of mission, told by Maryknoll missioners and volunteers. These popular little stories are sometimes funny, often moving and generally inspiring encounters with people on the margins.
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Missioner Tales, May / June 2018

After walking along the shore for about 90 minutes, I realized it was going to be a much longer hike than I had intended. I hadn’t seen a path into the interior for a long time. I began to wonder if I should turn around and return before it got too late. While I was debating, I saw some children’s footprints in the sand, so I pushed on. Sure enough, around the next curve, a small group of children was playing in the sand. …

By Maryknoll Missioners May / June 2018


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Mother counselor in Mabatini, Tanzania

Natalia Joseph Kadio says, “Being a partner in mission on a winning team has transformed my life.” The 56-year-old Tanzanian woman is referring to her longtime collaboration with Maryknollers in the Archdiocese of Mwanza. …

By Father John Eybel, M.M. May / June, 2018

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Protect the Amazon and its people

Since the financial crisis of 2008, many pension funds and other large investment funds have invested heavily in agricultural land in developing countries. Unfortunately, some of these investments have contributed to human rights violations and environmental destruction …

By Susan Gunn May / June 2018

A World of Books That Matter

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Maryknoll missioners reflect on liturgical feasts, doctrines and other elements of the Catholic faith, often told through the lives of the people they accompany.
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The Spirit of Mission: Peter and Paul

The Spirit of Mission: Peter and Paul, May / June 2018
What do we do when disagreements and factions threaten to tear our faith communities apart? Certainly opposition and even persecution from the outside seem less threatening or detrimental to our Church than internal divisions. Schisms, the formal break in ecclesial communion …

By Father Joseph Veneroso May / June, 2018

Member's Memos
In addition to traditional letters to the editor of MARYKNOLL magazine, responses include comments to online articles and from social media posts about the digital or print edition. May be edited for length.
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Readers' Responses, May / June 2018

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || LOVING MEMORIES I always look forward to receiving Maryknoll magazine and the January/February...

By Our Readers / May 1, 2018

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Readers' Responses, March / April 2018

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || YOUTH CONNECTION Thank you for the inspiring article “Mission in the City: Native American Youth...

By Our Readers / Mar 1, 2018