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.

Archives Illuminated

Stories by Maryknoll Mission Archives Staff

Thirty Years Later: Maryknoll Sisters in American Samoa and East Timor

Thirty Years Later: Maryknoll Sisters in American Samoa and East Timor

In 1991, the Maryknoll Sisters began two new missions, in American Samoa and East Timor. In honor of the 30th anniversaries of these missions, this month we look back on the Sisters’ first impressions of their new assignments. We also revisit the Sisters decades later...

Hard Beginnings

Hard Beginnings

While looking through Penny Lernoux's book, Hearts on Fire, the heading of a particular section struck me. Hard beginnings. Something about those two words together just seemed appropriate for the beginning of this New Year. As the year 2020 came to a close, we did...

The Message of Christmas

The Message of Christmas

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and it will undoubtedly be very different. The year 2020 has brought many changes to all of our lives. And as the holiday season moves forward, it will continue to make changes to our usual traditions. The need to stay separate from family...

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