Featured Articles
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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Tears of a mother on the U.S.-Mexico border

Witnesses are moved by the suffering of separated migrants and their children|| “Please, my son needs me! I have never been separated from him. I beg you to help...

By Giovana Soria / Nov 1, 2018

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Jesus, a refugee like South Sudanese in Uganda

A Salesian priest sees the plight of Jesus, Mary and Joseph reflected in South Sudanese refugees in Uganda today || Christmas has taken on a deeper meaning...

By Lazur Arasu, SDB / Nov 1, 2018

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Drawing on the Holy Spirit in fighting AIDS in Nairobi

Maryknoll-founded program relies on faith for success of HIV care and treatment || The alley to Anne Ndungu’s tiny home is a narrow, rock-strewn dirt gully...

By Lynn F. Monahan / Nov 1, 2018

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Giving birth to Jesus in Mombasa

A Maryknoll lay missioner and community health volunteers serve people with HIV in Kenya slum || Coralis Salvador quotes part of a homily a Kenyan priest gave...

By Sean Sprague / Nov 1, 2018

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A lifeline for migrants in Taiwan

Maryknoll ministry helps Filipino workers in need in Taiwan || Like thousands of migrant workers in Taiwan, Thelma Daracan, 28, left a low-paying job in her native...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / Nov 1, 2018

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Empowering indigenous communities in Peru

Maryknoll-supported organization in southern Andes receives human rights award for defending indigenous peoples || For over a decade, the nonprofit organization...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / Nov 1, 2018

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America in mission, the Gospel is joy

Congress in Bolivia rekindles the flame of missionary discipleship from Canada to Chile || Father Alexi Tovar traveled 12 days to get to the Fifth American...

By David Aquije / Nov 1, 2018

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Remembering Mary D'Arcy, a friend of Maryknoll

Maryknoll missioners recall deceased colleague Mary D'Arcy || Among the many gifts Mary D’Arcy shared with her beloved Maryknoll family was her remarkable...

By Deirdre Cornell / Nov 1, 2018

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Please pray for our Maryknoll missioners who died during the past year. Sister Elizabeth Burns Father Bernard P. Byrne Father George G. Cotter Brother Duane...

By Maryknoll Magazine / Nov 1, 2018

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Called, sent, transformed in mission

The Maryknoll Society celebrates a century of going forth in mission || When Maryknoll priests and brothers mark the 100th anniversary of their first mission...

By Margaret Gaughan / Sep 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, November / December 2018

When I first arrived in Nairobi and was trying to learn how to navigate this capital city of Kenya, I would walk through Kibera, a huge informal settlement—or slum—with a Kenyan friend, Patrick. A member of the Christian Life Community movement, Patrick does volunteer ministry assisting HIV-affected children . …

By Maryknoll Missioners November / December, 2018


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Sharing God’s mercy in Uganda

My name is Richard Robert Odokonyero. I am a Ugandan member of the Acholi tribe. I am also proud to say I am a partner with the Maryknoll Society in God’s mission of mercy.I drive Maryknoll Father John Barth to visit the refugees in the Palabek Refugee Settlement in …

By Richard Robert Odokonyero November / December, 2018

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A U.N. framework for migration

Leaders from more than 190 countries are scheduled to adopt the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” during meetings in Morocco Dec. 10 and 11. This is the first time that member states of the United Nations will join an agreement covering all dimensions of international …

By Susan Gunn November / December, 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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Spirit of Mission: The Greatest Story Ever Lived

A young woman, Mary, engaged to marry, becomes pregnant. Surprised, confused and disappointed, her fiancé Joseph considers breaking off their engagement rather than expose her to public humiliation and perhaps even execution for adultery. Meanwhile, Mary’s elderly cousin Elizabeth, beyond childbearing age, suddenly finds herself pregnant as well. Her husband Zachariah is dumbstruck …

By Father Joseph Veneroso November / December, 2018

Readers' Responses
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, November / December 2018

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || CALM SHAKEN My inmost calm was shaken when I came to the end of your article on Mary and Islam...

By Our Readers / Nov 1, 2018

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Readers' Responses, September / October 2018

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || UNITY AND FORGIVENESS The May/June 2018 Maryknoll magazine arrived the day the reading was from...

By Our Readers / Sep 1, 2018