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.

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Artwork

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Artwork

In February, we explored artwork created by the Maryknoll Sisters. This month, we take a look at artwork created by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. All kinds of creative men have become Maryknollers. They are carpenters, masons, painters, designers, printers, and...

The Month of Mary

The Month of Mary

The month of May is upon us. We have made it into the fifth month of the year, which is often times regarded as the month of Mary. It is a tradition that began in the 13th century. During this time while Spring is at the peak of its beauty, we find special ways to...

Refugee Work in China

Refugee Work in China

How do you pick up your life after a war?  How do you begin to help people who have lost everything?  Father John F. Donovan, Maryknoll missioner to China, wrote a letter in 1946 describing life in Kaying immediately after World War II. Below is the text of his...

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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 CATALOG

Here you will find our catalog containing detailed descriptions (AKA finding aids) of our archives collections. These collections hold 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