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.

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Stories by Maryknoll Mission Archives Staff

Getting Around the Missions

Getting Around the Missions

Travel has never been easy for foreign missioners. In the past, Maryknoll missioners used any means necessary to get around their missions. Sometimes these methods were familiar, like bicycling or driving a car. But sometimes they required some adjustment. More than...

Maryknoll Poetry at Easter

Maryknoll Poetry at Easter

Poetry is a creative expression loved by many Maryknoll members, and holy days like Easter are often a source of poetic spark. Easter is one of the holiest days of the Catholic year, and many Fathers, Sisters, and Brothers feel inspired by its deep meaning for...

The Beauty of the Season

The Beauty of the Season

To say that it has recently been a bit cold would be a gross understatement. The month of February was extrememly frigid and let us just say that snow was not lacking. The cold temperatures continued into the month of March but here we are in the middle of March and...

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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