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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Pope Tells World Youth: You Are 'the Now of God'

Young people at World Youth Day encouraged to say "yes" to the Lord's call || As the sun rose above a field filled with tents and sleeping bags on the outskirts...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / May 1, 2019

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Sheltering Lives From Violence in El Salvador

Fleeing gang violence, internally displaced Salvadorans find a temporary safe haven || Nineteen-year-old Pablo has been in what he jokingly calls “this paradise”...

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds / May 1, 2019

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Sister Rancourt Sees God's Face in El Paso

Sister Jeanne Rancourt answers a call to care for asylum seekers in a U.S. border city || The appeal that went out to all congregations of sisters across the United...

By Mary Ellen Manz, M.M. / May 1, 2019

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Training U.S. Youth in Mission Awareness and Service

Maryknoll helps Hispanic youth in Texas to serve in mission || During a short-term immersion trip to Bolivia organized by Maryknoll last year, Dulce Tovar...

By Giovana Soria / May 1, 2019

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Jonathan Hill: Called to Share God's Grace and Love

Jonathan Hill, soon to become a Maryknoll priest, recalls his path to mission overseas || Jonathan Hill was awestruck by his sacred call the day before his diaconate...

By David Aquije / May 1, 2019

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Ryan Thibert: Called to Care as a Brother

Ryan Thibert, from Canada, takes his permanent oath as a Maryknoll brother || Recalling his first visit to the Maryknoll Society campus in Ossining, N.Y.,...

By Margaret Gaughan / May 1, 2019

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Student Essay Winners 2018

Our theme, “Love in Action,” referenced Pope Francis’ letter Rejoice and Be Glad in which he reminds us we are called to live our lives with love, not necessarily...

By Maryknoll Magazine / May 1, 2019

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Maryknoll Legacy Alive in Yucatán, Mexico

Maryknoll priest returns to Yucatán, Mexico, to celebrate missioners who served there || One balmy evening last November, I walked in liturgical procession...

By John P. Martin, M.M. / May 1, 2019

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Maryknoll Sister Meets Pope in Panama

|| It all started during World Youth Day week, when Maryknoll Sister Geraldine “Gerri” Brake, who runs Nueva Vida home for the elderly, received a surprise...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / May 1, 2019

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Reflection: With Refugees in El Paso

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: Volunteering in El Paso center for refugees reminds a Maryknoll priest of life’s meaning || “The chimes of freedom are flashing for the refugees...

By James Hilgeman, M.M. / May 1, 2019

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Reflection: With Asylum Seekers in McAllen

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: Maryknoll priest reports on his eye-opening experience with asylum seekers on U.S. border || Recently, I was helping at the Catholic Relief...

By Robert Wynne, M.M. / May 1, 2019

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Priest for indigenous people in Guatemala

Father Bill Mullan champions the rights of Mayan people in Guatemala Father Bill Mullan and his young driver pull up in a 4x4 at the dirt-floored wooden chapel...

By Sean Sprague / Mar 1, 2019

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 2019

During my first month in Shariatpur town in Bangladesh, where I visit the sick poor and often accompany them to the hospital, a woman gently turned down my invitation to take her, her husband and their disabled son to a Dhaka hospital. I later returned to see them and learn if there had been any change in the 9-year-old boy’s health.

By Maryknoll Missioners May / June 2019


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From Woundedness to Wholeness in Taiwan

Cecil Zamora could easily be a bitter person. Born in Cebu City, in the Philippines, she was abandoned by her parents when she was just 15 days old. But, she says, “I grew up and matured with a compassionate heart for others…” Now 53 years old and living in Taiwan …

By Noel de Guia Feliciano  May / June, 2019

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Pushed and Pulled, Forced to Flee

There are about 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Many of them live in families with mixed immigration status, that is, with some family members who are legal residents or citizens. Undocumented immigrants …

By Susan Gunn May / June, 2019

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: We belong to God—and one another

Faced with life-changing decisions, as people of faith we’re supposed to ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. But how can we know for sure the ideas that pop into our heads are from God? Obviously, when the choice is between good and bad, there’s no contest. But what do you do when the choices are both good?

By Father Joseph Veneroso May / June 2019

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 May/June 2019

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || FAITH NOT FEAR The January/February 2019 Spirit of Mission column, “Faith in time of turmoil,”...

By Our Readers / May 1, 2019

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Readers' Responses, March/April 2019

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || JOINT EMPATHY I join you in your empathy for refugees. Charity demands a positive response to their...

By Our Readers / Mar 1, 2019