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

Maryknoll Collaboration in Cambodia

Maryknoll Collaboration in Cambodia

In 1989, Maryknoll Society members, Sisters, and Lay Missioners began a collaboration in Cambodia to assist both refugees and the poor. Cambodians had been deeply affected by the Vietnam War, Khmer Rouge regime, and Cambodian-Vietnamese War. Because of these...

Sister Mary Driscoll – A Missioner to the United States

Sister Mary Driscoll – A Missioner to the United States

In last month’s blog I had chosen a random ordination class photo and picked a newly ordained Maryknoll priest and dug into what became of him.  I decided to do this again, this time following a Maryknoll Sister.  With the photo of the Profession group of 1946 in...

Father Walter J. Maxcy – A Missioner to the Philippines

Father Walter J. Maxcy – A Missioner to the Philippines

Whenever I’ve come across an ordination class photo (a photo that shows all who were ordained as priests in a given year) I’ve always wondered about the new lives those depicted would soon be living.  Where did they end up in mission? Did they end up as a parish...

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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