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.

Life on the River – Madre de Dios

Life on the River – Madre de Dios

The Madre de Dios River, flowing from Peru into Bolivia, is a perilous journey of over 800 miles and is the setting for this month’s blog post.  I recently came across the following diary entry and, after reading about the extraordinary trip of two Maryknoll priests,...

45 Years of Maryknoll Lay Missioners in Tanzania

45 Years of Maryknoll Lay Missioners in Tanzania

In 2021, we celebrate 45 years of the Maryknoll Lay Missioners serving in Tanzania. More than 100 Lay Missioners have worked in Tanzania over the years. Their ministries include healthcare, pastoral care, education, personal and community development, and justice and...

The Glorious Fourth!

The Glorious Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July everyone! Today we remember and celebrate the unanimous passing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. For 245 years this day of independence has been celebrated. It has been celebrated with music,...

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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.

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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