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.

 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.

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.

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.

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.

ARCHIVES ILLUMINATED

Stories by Maryknoll Mission Archives Staff 

Pilgrimage in the Philippines

Pilgrimage in the Philippines

After our stressful spring and summer, it was lovely to come across a story offering peace and calm. This story is from Sister Maria del Rey Danforth’s book Pacific Hopscotch, found among the many books at the Maryknoll Mission Archives. Sister Maria del Rey describes...

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Celebrating Jubilee with the Classes of 1980 and 1995

Celebrating Jubilee with the Classes of 1980 and 1995

This year we are celebrating Jubilee with the Maryknoll Classes of 1980 and 1995. Four members are celebrating their 40th Jubilee and one is celebrating his 25th. These Maryknollers have lived all over the world, but their missions have all largely been in Asia. Today...

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50th Jubilee of the Class of 1970

50th Jubilee of the Class of 1970

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood for 9 Maryknoll priests and the 50th anniverary of the first oath of 1 Maryknoll Brother.  Due to the current pandemic, we can't celebrate this amazing achievment in person, and so the Maryknoll...

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Maryknoll Through History

Explore our timeline of major events in the life of Maryknoll

TIMELINE