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.

Adventures at Language School

Adventures at Language School

First stop – language school! Nearly every Maryknoll Society member begins his foreign mission career learning the language of his new home. Over the years, Maryknoll established language schools in most of its mission locations. Once there, students spent around six...

Adventure Awaits

Adventure Awaits

Adventure Awaits. Two very inviting and intriguing words when put together. For who is this adventure awaiting? That was the very question on the each and every Sisters’ mind as they sat listening in anticipation for the moment when Fr. Superior would read the list of...

Mission in South America

Mission in South America

This month’s blog highlights four Maryknoll Lay Missioners and their work in the Latin American countries of Argentina, Chile, and Peru.Argentina Carolyn Bosse, Lay Missioner to Argentina, wrote in 1996 how learning a local custom made all the difference with her...

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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