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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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

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Archbishop Romero: saint for the world

A Franciscan brother recalls his time and work with the living saint || On March 24, 1980, we Salvadorans wept when a killer’s bullet silenced the voice...

By Octavio Duran, OFM / Sep 1, 2018

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Maryknoll Sisters Commit Their Lives to Love

Sisters from Peru, East Timor, South Korea and the Philippines make final vows || Four young women began their mission journeys in four different countries...

By Mary Ellen Manz, M.M. / Sep 1, 2018

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Restoring Paradise in Petén

Maryknoll priest promotes clean water and organic farming in Guatemala || Maryknoll Father Edward Custer drives a dozen youth from San Juan Apostol parish...

By Sean Sprague / Sep 1, 2018

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Fighting for imprisoned women around the world

A Maryknoll lay missioner becomes a lawyer to address the global issues of female incarceration || I have worked for over 20 years with women in prison, mostly...

By Heidi Cerneka / Sep 1, 2018

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Relieving stress for children in Immokalee

A Maryknoll sister addresses the needs of migrant farmworkers’ children in southwest Florida || Maryknoll Sister Catherine DeVito recalls trying to comfort...

By Gabriela Romeri / Sep 1, 2018

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Homeless People in California: Sleeping close to God

A California parish opens its doors to welcome and aid homeless people || As Jose Villalobos waited for assistance outside Dolores Mission parish in Los Angeles,...

By Giovana Soria / Sep 1, 2018

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Walking toward peace in Central America

Program started by a Maryknoll priest seeks to counter gang violence || Before the current wave of gang violence began driving hundreds of thousands of people,...

By Sean Sprague / Sep 1, 2018

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Three times a refugee

South Sudanese tell of flight from civil war to refugee settlement and faith in the future || Eugene Obwoya says he grew old in a refugee camp. The agronomist...

By Lynn F. Monahan / Jul 1, 2018

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Opting for forgiveness

A clan leader of South Sudanese refugees sets an example for peacebuilding || Two years after gaining independence as a new nation in 2011, South Sudan once...

By Lynn F. Monahan / Jul 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, September / October 2018

Making do is sometimes all you can do inside the United Nations camp for internally displaced people in Malakal, South Sudan, where I serve as a Maryknoll missioner. Recently, that meant improvising a one-wheeled ambulance to get a couple of ailing women to the camp’s Doctors Without Borders hospital …

By Maryknoll Missioners September / October 2018


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Companion on the mission journey

I once heard a priest say we are a “missionary church” walking together. This message was sparked when Pope Francis spoke of missionary disciples in his 2013 apostolic exhortation The Joy of the Gospel. I was reminded we are on a journey with our brothers and sisters in Christ….

By Magdalena Arellano September / October, 2018

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Catholics are still in for climate accord

The Paris Agreement, adopted at the United Nations climate talks in France in 2015 and supported since by every other country in the world, is viewed by many as our best hope to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming and to help …

By Susan Gunn September / October 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: With Jesus and Mary in this valley of tears

Spirit of Mission: With Jesus and Mary in this valley of tears, September / October 2018
As a priest, let alone Christian, what could I say to a widowed mother who just lost her only son unexpectedly and tragically? As I waited in line with mourners inching towards the casket, all kinds of pious platitudes arose in my mind and quickly evaporated in the harsh glare of reality. When the mother saw me, she fell into my arms, crying on my shoulder. No words.. …

By Father Joseph Veneroso September / October, 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, 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

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Readers' Responses, July / August 2018

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || PRAYER FOR PRIESTS Today I read a beautiful article in Maryknoll magazine (March/April 2018 issue)...

By Our Readers / Jul 1, 2018