The Maryknoll Sisters have worked in mission locations around the world for almost 100 years, and in that time have celebrated many anniversaries of their mission work. In Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Pacific islands, anniversary celebrations can look very different but often have a common thread. Masses, parties, and video presentations are all common ways of commemorating a Sisters’ anniversary. As we get ready to celebrate the centennial of the Sisters’ first sending next year, we invite you to explore some examples of commemorative materials produced to celebrate many years of mission throughout the world.
Commemorative book celebrating the 10th anniversary of Bacha English Medium School in Dacha, Bangladesh. Sisters Joan Westhues and Miriam Perlewitz began the school in 2002.
Mass book from the 90th anniversary celebration of the Maryknoll Sisters’ mission in Hawaii, 2017
Commemorative booklet celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Maryknoll Sisters’ mission in Tanzania, 1998
Page one of the commemorative pamphlet celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Maryknoll Sisters’ mission in Peru, 1976
Page two of the commemorative pamphlet celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Maryknoll Sisters’ mission in Peru, 1976