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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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

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Bolivians prepare Kenyan to serve people of God

Kenyan Maryknoll seminarian learns "lessons of God" in Bolivia || John Siyumbu was 13 years old when he, his two sisters and some 80 other young people received...

By David Aquije / Mar 1, 2019

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The roots of migrant caravans

Recalling the gangland barrio from which migrants flee || The names of the places jumped out at me as I read articles over the past months about the caravans...

By Lynn F. Monahan / Mar 1, 2019

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Working for migrants in Los Angeles

Former undocumented immigrant helps migrants today in Los Angeles || "What are we going to do if one of us doesn’t come home one night?” This was the question...

By Giovana Soria / Mar 1, 2019

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Learning the language of the heart in Taiwan

Father Kurt Anderson continues Maryknoll tradition in Taiwan || For more than 100 years, generations of Maryknoll missioners have gone to the field afar, learned...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / Mar 1, 2019

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First steps serving Church in Hong Kong

Newest priests begin language study and ministry in Hong Kong || Like other Maryknollers before them, Fathers Peter Latouf and Daniel Kim spent their first...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / Mar 1, 2019

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Giving Tanzanian kids a chance

A Maryknoll sister in East Africa works to uplift at-risk students || At the Mmazami Primary School outside of Musoma, a city on the eastern shore of Lake...

By Lynn F. Monahan / Mar 1, 2019

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New missioners sent forth to serve

Thirteen new Maryknoll missioners begin their overseas missions || When Verónica Arriagada and her husband José Luís Aguilar told their four adult children...

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds / 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, March / April 2019

When I was living among the Aymara women in the Andes Mountains of Peru, it was not uncommon to see a woman walking along with her hands in constant motion. Under her arm she would have a large ball of newly shorn wool from an alpaca or sheep. In her hands she would be holding a type of wooden spindle, which was likely homemade.

By Maryknoll Missioners March / April 2019


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Promoting Golden Rule: “Do unto others…”

My friend Ray Kalainikas has a banner hanging in front of his house boldly advertising the Golden Rule: “Treat every human being as you would want to be treated.” Ray says, “Wouldn’t it be life-changing if everyone put the Golden Rule outside their house …

By John Blazo, M.M.  March / April, 2019

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Catholic Nonviolence Initiative commitment

This April, the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative—a global project supported by Pax Christi International, Maryknoll and other Catholic organizations—plans to present a document focused on the application of nonviolence in our faith tradition …

By Susan Gunn March / April, 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

When inviting people to come to church, I sometimes hear: “I can’t go to church; I’m too big a sinner.” This is like saying, “I can’t go to the hospital; I’m too sick.” It’s not that people don’t want forgiveness as much as they dislike feeling out of place in church, the one place on earth everyone should feel at home.

By Father Joseph Veneroso March / April 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, 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

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Readers' Responses, January/February 2019

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || REMEMBERING ROMERO Let us thank Octavio Duran, OFM, for his wonderful article in the September/October...

By Our Readers / Jan 1, 2019