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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Prayer for 2018

A reflection on 2017, and a prayer to find God's presence in the new year || As we begin this new year, let’s look back on the past one and discover those...

By Raymond J. Finch, M.M. / Jan 1, 2018

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'Our father is recognized'

Indigenous people in Guatemala celebrate the beatification of their pastor || As North Americans cheered the beatification of Father Stanley Francis Rother...

By Sean Sprague / Jan 1, 2018

'Beautification' of the Catholic Church

Throngs turn out in Oklahoma as native son moves closer to sainthood || More than 21,000 people from all over the United States and beyond flooded into Oklahoma...

By Sister Bernice Kita, M.M. / Jan 1, 2018

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Becoming a messenger of mercy

Maryknoll brother finds his calling responding to the needs of Burmese refugees || When I accepted a mission assignment to Thailand in 1990, I had no idea...

By John Beeching, M.M. / Jan 1, 2018

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A life of utter joy

Maryknoll's director of vocations shares life's missionary journey and his joy for the Gospel || The calm blue eyes of Maryknoll Father Michael Snyder shine...

By David Aquije / Jan 1, 2018

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Raksmy as tomorrow’s teacher

A Maryknoll lay missioner finds promise in young Cambodian students || Raksmy was a bright student in my critical thinking skills class at the Royal University...

By Maria Montello, MKLM / Jan 1, 2018

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Glimmer of Hope in El Paso

Maryknoll sister welcomes migrants at a shelter on the U.S./Mexico border || Karla La Torre, 29, fled her native Honduras with her four children and $50 her grandmother...

By Giovana Soria / Jan 1, 2018

'Finding God in all things'

Recently, Jesuit Father James Martin, Orbis book author (Essential Writings and This Our Exile), editor-at-large of America magazine and consultant to the Vatican’s...

By Adam Mitchell / Jan 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, January / February 2018

Recently in our Catholic Church at the United Nations camp for internally displaced persons in Malakal, South Sudan, we celebrated the 13th anniversary of the drama and cultural dance youth group called “Kwasha,” which in the Shilluk indigenous language means prayers. This group of 60 Catholic youths expresses through dramatic presentations, songs and dance the prayerful hope for peace in South Sudan …

By Maryknoll Missioners January / February 2018


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“How many people here are missionaries?” When Megan Mio asked that question at a recent gathering of parish ministers in the Archdiocese of Chicago, only a few people raised their hands. “Let me put it another way,” she continued. “How many of you are baptized?” …

by Kevin Foy January / February, 2018

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New Vigor for Nuclear Plan

More than 70 years have passed since atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but finally, last September, an overwhelming …

By Susan Gunn January / February, 2017

A World of Books That Matter

Orbis Books
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 Conversion of Paul

The Spirit of Mission, January / February, 2018
On January 25 the Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran churches celebrate the conversion of St. Paul, arguably the most important event in the development of Christianity after the death and resurrection of Jesus and descent of the Holy …

By Father Joseph Veneroso January / February, 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, January / February 2018

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || DEEPLY MOVED The September/October 2017 issue is a real winner. The photo meditation by Father...

By Our Readers / Jan 1, 2018

Readers' Responses, November / December 2017

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || NOT SO FEEL GOOD I am writing to second a reader’s letter in your July/August issue of Maryknoll...

By Our Readers / Nov 1, 2017