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.

Thanksgiving Wishes From 1923

Thanksgiving Wishes From 1923

This year, we are throwing it back almost 100 years, to Thanksgiving wishes from 1923. If you were stuck at college with your buddies for Thanksgiving in the 1920s, what would you do? Cook a meal? Throw a party? The Maryknollers studying at the Catholic University of...

Gathered Wisdom

Gathered Wisdom

This month's blog features a poem written by former Maryknoll Lay Missioner, Jim Petkiewicz called Gathered Wisdom, which can be found in the Maryknoll Lay Missioner Creative Works and Personal Papers collection.  Jim and his family were missioned in Mexico from 1993...

Bringing the News

Bringing the News

As we noted in A Century Ago, 100th Anniversary of Maryknoll Sisters' First Departure for China, at 4pm on September 12th the first six Maryknoll Sisters began their journey overseas to the mission field. They had begun their adventure into the unknown. An unknown...

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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