Music is universal. It is found in every part of the world, and unites people beyond spoken language or shared culture. Maryknollers have experienced the power of music in mission for more than 100 years.

In this exhibit, we take a closer look to see how missioners use music to connect with each other, God, and their communities. We focus on three elements of musical expression – composition, teaching, and performance. We also share missioners’ reflections on the role of music in their lives and ministries.

Since its inception, Maryknoll has shown American Catholics a world beyond their own experience, especially through books. Maryknoll has published dozens of books about the Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters’ missions.

In this exhibit, we discover how three Maryknoll books were created and how they introduced the public to Maryknoll’s work and to cultures most Americans had yet to explore.

In 2018, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers celebrated 100 years of sending missioners overseas. Through their diaries, photos, and travel logs, we can see exactly what it was like for missioners to leave on these great adventures.

Follow along as we re-trace the footsteps of the first three groups of Maryknoll priests, from Departure Day at Maryknoll, N.Y. to their new mission stations in China, Bolivia, and Tanzania.