Maryknoll, a Catholic non-profit mission movement comprised of four organizations, has been the heart and hands of the U.S. Catholic Church’s overseas mission work for more than 100 years.
A Catholic society of priests and brothers dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries, as well as animating Catholics in the US to share God’s love with the poor, the sick, & those most in need.
Maryknoll Sisters give witness to God’s love and devote our lives in service overseas helping the poor, the ailing and the marginalized. Today we have approximately 421 Sisters serving in 24 countries worldwide.
We welcome U.S. Catholics – single people, married couples and families – to respond to the call of mission. Our ministries serve communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas, responding to basic needs and helping create a more just and compassionate world.
While continuing to pursue our own life’s journey, the Maryknoll Affiliates commit ourselves to the mission goals of Maryknoll in the context of Chapters that gather for prayer, reflection and action.
We create clinics and hospitals, agricultural and vocational training, feed and care for vulnerable children, provide economic empowerment, AIDS ministry, disaster relief, and we bring HOPE and healing to a world of broken spirits.
Pope Francis challenges the Catholic Church to create a culture of mission, one in which all Christians respond to their baptismal call to be “Missionary Disciples,” actively sharing the God’s love and compassion with others, especially among the poor, suffering, and marginalized. Maryknoll answers this call to mission in the poorest regions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and we invite and enable others to answer the call across the US.
Enjoy the first part of The Field Afar on the history of Maryknoll, formally called the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America. Maryknoll was founded over 100 years...