Advent is a season of contemplation as Catholics worldwide prepare for the coming of Christmas.

Join us on a journey through the Advent season as we count down the weeks with scripture and reflections by Maryknollers past and present. Each week we will update the exhibit to celebrate a different theme – Hope, Peace, Joy, Love, and finally Christmas Day.

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.