Maryknoll History
A Treasure Especially Our Own

Maryknoll Mission Archives centralizes, collects, organizes, preserves, protects, and makes available for research the legacy of Maryknoll’s participation in the worldwide mission of the Church.

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Due to COVID-19, the Maryknoll Mission Archives is closed to on-site researchers until further notice. However, staff will continue to respond to phone and email research requests. Please see our Researcher Information page for more information about how we can assist you with your research.

Sister Rose Bernadette’s Return to China

Sister Rose Bernadette’s Return to China

The Maryknoll Sisters' connection to mainland China began in 1921, when the first six Sisters began their mission life in Yeungkong (Yangjiang). But by 1952, no Sisters remained. The Communist government made it too dangerous for their work to continue. However, in...

“Our First Mission Trip!”

“Our First Mission Trip!”

By December 1918, the first four Maryknoller missioners sent overseas had arrived at their destination in China.  Once they settled in, I can only imagine what they were thinking and feeling about what lay ahead of them.  Luckily, we have a copy of a letter written by...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! We've made it through another very interesting, uncertain year but we have made it. So with that accomplishment in mind, we say, "Well done and welcome to the year 2022!" May it be a year of discovery, hope, peace and adventure! When one...

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ABOUT US

The Maryknoll Mission Archives is the official repository for all corporate records and manuscripts produced by the three expressions of Maryknoll: the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners.

SEARCH COLLECTIONS

Here you will find detailed descriptions (or “finding aids”) of primary sources documenting the lives, mission work, culture, and history of the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners.

RESEARCHER INFORMATION

We hope to make your experience as efficient and pleasant as possible. Please see our Researcher Information page for more information about how we can assist you with your research during COVID-19.

Maryknoll Through History

Explore our timeline of major events in the life of Maryknoll