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 Memoirs: Fr. John J. Massoth

Maryknoll Memoirs: Fr. John J. Massoth

Fr. Massoth’s life was tragically cut short, making him the first ordained Maryknoll priest to die. Reflecting on his story, I was inspired by his humility and perseverance. His life serves as testament that everyone has the power to make the world a better place.

Maryknoll’s Oldest Stone

Maryknoll’s Oldest Stone

The grounds of Maryknoll contain an incredible amount of history going back much longer than the 111 years Maryknollers have been here. One such example is The Slab of Helderburg Formation, a 400 million year old stone containing a large variety of ancient fossils....

Shared Experiences

Shared Experiences

There is something so powerful about shared experiences. They create a bond between people that will always be present. These experiences may be formed as you go through something together. They may also be forged as you open up and tell someone about your experiences...

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