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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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

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Of such is the Kingdom of God in southern Sudan

Sister Mary Ellen Manz remembers the students she taught in the 1980s and 1990s in war-torn southern Sudan || As a teacher in southern Sudan during the 1980s...

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

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Mary and Islam

Maryknoll priest reflects on Muslim reverence for the Virgin Mary || In the city of Zamboanga on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, a Muslim high...

By James H. Kroeger / Jul 1, 2018

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On the way to Fifth Encounter

Hispanic Catholic leaders meet to discuss the present and future of Hispanic ministry in the United States || “I dream of a Church that goes out,” said...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / Jul 1, 2018

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Instrument of peace

The guitar of a martyred missioner calls others to sing and serve || I first learned of Jean Donovan in 1984, almost four years after she and three other North...

By Richard Dixon / Jul 1, 2018

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Empowering women in Ciudad Juarez

A Maryknoll sister joins in accompanying women struggling for new life || When Iris Ivarra was a minor, she got married and had the first of her four children....

By Giovana Soria / Jul 1, 2018

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Mission path of Father Frederick Hegarty

Father Hegarty empowers people to live as gifts of God || Gone are the days when Maryknoll Father Frederick Hegarty navigated muddy paths and mountain trails...

By Margaret Gaughan / Jul 1, 2018

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A prison school for forgiveness

A Maryknoll missioner puts into practice a methodology of forgiveness in Bolivian prisons || The first time Maryknoll Father Juan Zúñiga visited El Abra,...

By David Aquije / Jul 1, 2018

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Maryknoll Cambodia: Collaboration in action

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: Members of the Maryknoll family work as one to help the poor in Cambodia || Maryknoll missioners have been collaborating among themselves...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / 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, July / August 2018

Among my cherished memories from 24 years in mission with the Maryknoll Lay Missioners have been the many courageous women I have encountered in my ministry with women’s groups working to improve their lives and communities in the face of very difficult situations. Mariana is one of those women …

By Maryknoll Missioners July / August 2018


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The Emmaus Man

It’s not surprising that Texas native Bruce Clay’s favorite Gospel story is Luke’s account of the two disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13–35). Just as Jesus walked with those disciples and opened their eyes to his presence, Bruce has walked with hundreds …

By Father Gerald Kelly, M.M. July / August, 2018

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The case for fossil fuel divestment

When a group of students at Swarthmore College in Philadelphia took a class trip to the Appalachian Mountains in 2010, they were shocked by what they saw in communities near coal mines—mountaintops bare, the environment polluted, high rates of cancer and…

By Susan Gunn July / August 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: Holy doubt

Spirit of Mission: Holy doubt, July / August 2018
A distraught mother cornered me after Mass. “Tell my son to come to church!” she said and added, “He says he no longer believes in God.” When I inquired about his age and learned he was 19, I said, “Yup. He’s right on schedule.” A bit confused but not at all amused, she insisted if I told him to believe, he would. I explained faith doesn’t work like that. …

By Father Joseph Veneroso July / August, 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, 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

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Readers' Responses, May / June 2018

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || LOVING MEMORIES I always look forward to receiving Maryknoll magazine and the January/February...

By Our Readers / May 1, 2018