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 

Promoting Maryknoll

Two years ago, I made a post on this blog about the various groups across the country that would gather to host card parties and fashion shows to help raise funds for the Maryknoll Sisters.  When it came time to come up with a post for this month, I had remembered...

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Anniversaries Around the World

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...

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Fascinating Finds

Sometimes when processing collections, you come across some fascinating finds. It could be a photo of an unusual event, a quirky story, or an arresting piece of artwork. This month, we in the Archives came across several records we never could have expected. The first...

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Maryknoll Through History

Explore our timeline of major events in the life of Maryknoll