Due to the Coronavirus public health emergency, the Maryknoll Mission Archives is closed to researchers until further notice and staff will be working from home. Staff will continue to respond to phone messages and email research requests, but there will be a delay in service. Please allow staff extra time to attend to your request during this time.

 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.

Our goal is to make your research experience as efficient and pleasant as possible. Please explore our Researcher Information page to plan your work at the Archives. We look forward to helping you with your research!  


Stories by Maryknoll Mission Archives Staff 

Hope In This Moment

"Father Sandman and I both came across a beautiful little custom in one section of the parish, when we went on sick calls. I arrived before the preparations were completed, and surprised the decoration committee still constructing a beautiful wreath about the doorway...

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Sisters’ Quiz Time

This month I’ve been looking through the Mother Mary Joseph Rogers Collection in preparation for some reprocessing work. The lives of Mother Mary Joseph and the Maryknoll Sisters gave rise to some intriguing trivia, some of which was compiled in quizzes given to the...

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Maryknoll Bookshelf – Bringing the Missions to Life

Publishing at Maryknoll readily brings to mind the highly-recognizable Maryknoll magazine and Orbis Books which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. What you may not have heard of is the Maryknoll Bookshelf. Founded by two giants of the Maryknoll Fathers and...

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Maryknoll Through History

Explore our timeline of major events in the life of Maryknoll