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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Maryknoll Society Center Walking Tour

Maryknoll Society Center Walking Tour

The Maryknoll Society has spent over 100 years atop Sunset Hill in Ossining, New York. The property has evolved much over that time, with new buildings replacing the old and greenery from around the world sprouting across the campus. As a way to celebrate our...

Ryozo Fuso Kado, Japanese Rock Craftsman

Ryozo Fuso Kado, Japanese Rock Craftsman

It’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. To celebrate, we’re featuring Ryozo Kado, a Japanese rock craftsman who’s well known for his Japanese-style rock gardens and Catholic shrines. A dear friend of Maryknoll, several of his works reside at the Maryknoll Sisters’ Motherhouse, including a replica of Lourdes Grotto.

Medical Missions

Medical Missions

In the spirit of this months’ blog posts medical theme (Lab Coats and Habits & The Origins of Maryknoll’s Medical Missioners: Dr. Paluel J. Flagg), let's round out the coverage with the Maryknoll Lay Missioners and Maryknoll Affiliates. Whether working with...

Interested in Our Archives?


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 our catalog containing detailed descriptions (AKA finding aids) of our archives collections. These collections hold primary sources documenting the lives, mission work, culture, and history of the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners.


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.

Maryknoll Through History

Explore our timeline of major events in the life of Maryknoll