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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Charley’s Hero

Charley’s Hero

Sometimes when looking through the archival materials on behalf of a researcher you come across something that catches your eye.  This was the case with me when I was looking through the March 1951 issue of Maryknoll Magazine.  I turned the page and the word “cat”...

Creating Safe Spaces in Thailand

Creating Safe Spaces in Thailand

The Grow a Wildflower The ingredients... a mixture of sunlight, nutrients, and a safe environment. It need not be perfect - the formula is forgiving. In 2004, the Thailand branch of the Maryknoll Lay Missioners saw a need to expand services for vulnerable peoples in...

Putting On A Play

Putting On A Play

For the Maryknoll Sisters, creation of entertainment has always been such a joyful and creative experience. One such creative endeavor that they have jumped into quite often is plays. From directing, to stage managing, to acting, to improvising, the Maryknoll Sisters...

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