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 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.

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.

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.

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.

ARCHIVES ILLUMINATED

Stories by Maryknoll Mission Archives Staff 

Spirit of Unity

Spirit of Unity

On this day in 1928, Maryknoll's co-founder, Bishop James A. Walsh, gave a talk about Unity. On this day, September 23, 2020, a mere 92 years later, I'd like to share an excerpt from this speech with you. "'One Lord, one Faith and one Baptism.' These words bring home...

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Eyewitness to War – Maryknoll Sisters’ War Narratives

Eyewitness to War – Maryknoll Sisters’ War Narratives

For my blog this month I wanted to highlight one of our underused collections: the Sisters’ War Narratives.  It’s an artificial collection originally compiled by the Maryknoll Sisters’ leadership.  The collection provides primary source accounts of the Sisters’...

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Moments of Prayer

Moments of Prayer

This month we take a look at how Maryknollers have witnessed memorable moments of prayer in their mission lives. Prayers can be surprising, joyous, empowering, and sorrowful. They can say ‘I am anxious’, ‘Please help’, ‘I’m so happy’, ‘I need a friend’, or simply...

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Maryknoll Through History

Explore our timeline of major events in the life of Maryknoll

TIMELINE