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.

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Due to COVID-19, the Maryknoll Mission Archives is closed to on-site researchers until further notice. However, staff will continue to respond to phone and email research requests. Please see our Researcher Information page for more information about how we can assist you with your research.

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Stories by Maryknoll Mission Archives Staff

Maryknollers Working for Climate Justice

Maryknollers Working for Climate Justice

November 2020 marks five years since the 2015 Paris Climate Conference began. Three Maryknoll Sisters, two Maryknoll Fathers, and one member of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns traveled to the Conference. There they witnessed its proceedings and connected with...

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican indigenous festivity that “commemorates the transitory return to Earth of deceased relatives and loved ones…Families facilitate the return of the souls to Earth by laying flower petals, candles and offerings along...

Pilot Priests

Pilot Priests

Did you know that there used to be an airfield on Maryknoll’s property?  I didn’t either until I came across a reference to it in the Cultivation Department’s records from 1964.  Fr. Albert Nevins, Director of the Cultivation Department, wrote to the Town of New...

ABOUT US

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.

SEARCH COLLECTIONS

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.

RESEARCHER INFORMATION

We hope to make your experience as efficient and pleasant as possible. Please see our Researcher Information page for more information about how we can assist you with your research during COVID-19.

Maryknoll Through History

Explore our timeline of major events in the life of Maryknoll