This year we celebrate 65 years of events at the Maryknoll Society Chapel, and today we look back on some of its most memorable events. The Chapel was begun in 1953, completed in 1956, and has been the home of major Maryknoll events ever since. These events include ordinations, oaths, anniversaries, remembrances, concerts, symposiums, special masses, holidays, and more. They show us how the Chapel serves as a gathering place to celebrate, to mourn, and to mark occasions special to Maryknollers and community members alike.
Besides annual Maryknoll events, the Chapel is also used for special services. These services commemorate events, movements, and people special to Maryknoll, the Church, or the world at large. They can be celebratory or somber, but they all bring the Maryknoll community together. Below you can see the programs for the 1989 “Service of Healing and Hope for the Relief of AIDS” and the 2001 “Memorial and Prayer for Peace” after the September 11 attacks.