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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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Empowering People in West Papua

A Maryknoll priest and volunteers work with the Asmat indigenous people in Indonesia || Ever since his arrival 40 years ago among the Asmat people of West...

By Joshua Irwandi / Jan 1, 2020

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Amazon Synod Gives Voice to the Forest and its People

Assembly addresses key issues for Pope Francis: Care of creation and cry of the poor and the displaced || Poor people from the Amazon have shown that God’s...

By Barbara Fraser / Jan 1, 2020

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Francis X. Ford: Servant of God

Church studies sainthood cause for Maryknoll’s first seminarian and pioneer missioner to China || The name of Maryknoll Bishop Francis X. Ford is revered...

By Ed Wilkinson / Jan 1, 2020

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Walking with the Homeless

A Maryknoll deacon partner takes ministry to the streets in Washington state || You could say I’m geographically disabled,” says Athena, a 40-something...

By Sean Sprague / Jan 1, 2020

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Building Homes in Panama

A Maryknoll sister helps families go from shaky shacks to solid houses || Before the crack of dawn, Maryknoll Sister Nena Heramil laces up her blue sneakers...

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin / Jan 1, 2020

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Building Community with Homeless in El Salvador

Maryknoll lay missioner’s Catholic Worker house helps Salvadoran homeless put lives back together || As María, Óscar Ulysses and Tim Ross make their rounds...

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds / Jan 1, 2020

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They Are Not Alone

Los Angeles Church community reaches out to homeless || Jose Lopez was 7 years old when he came from Mexico to Los Angeles, Calif., with his family. He went...

By Giovana Soria / Jan 1, 2020

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Young, Homeless and Trafficked

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: For homeless children and youth, streets are a dangerous abode || Queen’s fortunes changed literally from one day to the next, leaving...

By Linda Unger / Jan 1, 2020

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Volleyball Values

WEB-ONLY FEATURE: In a remote Andean town, a Maryknoll lay missioner helps his indigenous students build their future || Last February, when teachers at Colegio...

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds and Giovana Soria / Jan 1, 2020

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 2020

I was part of a pastoral team that had the responsibility for the parish of Capinota, Bolivia, which consisted of about 30 villages, many of which were nestled in the thinning air of the Andes Mountains. One day to guide us to the isolated village of Calacaja, the campesinos brought a mule for me to ride up the mountain. At first, riding went fine, but after a while my legs started to hurt.

By Maryknoll Missioners January / February 2020


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A Monarch Butterfly’s Message

The monarch butterfly has always captured my attention, not just for its beauty but because it is startling to know how only the fourth generation of the monarch migrates across the continent to survive cold winters. Without migrating, monarchs are not capable of reproducing the following generation.

By Sarahi Unzueta January / February, 2020

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Refugees Left in Limbo

Catholic leaders involved in migrant ministry and refugee resettlement are objecting to the Trump administration’s decision to slash the number of refugees resettled in the United States this year to 18,000. They say the government is turning a blind eye to people “fleeing war, religious persecution and extreme targeted violence.” …

By Susan Gunn January / February, 2020

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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In search of the sacred

At noon every day, an office worker in New York City drops into the cool silence of Holy Cross Church on 42nd Street for Mass. Nine thousand miles away, Asmat fishermen offer prayers and fruits to the sea for a bountiful catch before setting sail. Meanwhile in the altiplano of Peru, a yatiri, or holy man (who got “ordained” by surviving a lightning strike) offers incantations, herbs and incense to heal a sick Aymara child of fever.

By Father Joseph Veneroso January / February 2020

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 Jan/Feb 2020

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || SAINT AND HERO I take issue with the response in the November/December Maryknoll magazine criticizing...

By Our Readers / Jan 1, 2020

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Readers' Responses Nov/Dec 2019

Readers respond to our print, web and social media posts || HIGH PRAISE I wanted to tell you how wonderful the article by Maryknoll Father John Cuff in the July/August...

By Our Readers / Nov 1, 2019