Maryknoll magazine
July/August 2020

COVID-19 has touched us all. This issue of Maryknoll magazine is dedicated to those we’ve lost and to the caregivers and first responders on the front line of this pandemic.

This edition of Maryknoll magazine has also felt the impact of the coronavirus as we have had to reduce our printing and mailing costs immediately. Therefore, this issue is available in electronic format only. Please click the “Download Current Issue” button to get a pdf version of the issue, or explore this website, which has all the content of the print magazine and more.

FEATURED STORIES

Focused on Maryknoll missioners around the world working in solidarity among the poor and marginalized. Articles include issues of importance to people the missioners serve and to the Catholic Church.

To Our Partners in Mission

To Our Partners in Mission

We’re all in this together. How often have we heard these words during this time when the COVID-19 virus has been ravaging our world! Indeed, the crisis reminds us just how interconnected we are here at home and around the world. We Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers are more aware than ever of our...

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Mission Voices Amid COVID-19

Mission Voices Amid COVID-19

Maryknoll missioners in various parts of the world share how they and the people they serve are responding to COVID-19 KENYAAt St. Patrick’s Parish and Dispensary in the informal settlement of Bangladesh, in Mombasa, Kenya, where I work as a Maryknoll lay missioner, we are trying to be proactive...

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Going Where You Are Needed

Going Where You Are Needed

Two Maryknoll seminarians and a Maryknoll brother in Cochabamba, Bolivia, lend a hand in a time of pandemic.We are Maryknoll seminarians doing our overseas training program in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Our missionary training went into high gear in March as Bolivia confirmed more and more cases of the...

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Ahead of Coronavirus, Starvation Stalks East Africa

Ahead of Coronavirus, Starvation Stalks East Africa

Maryknoll priests work to feed those left without food in COVID-19 lockdowns For many countries in Africa, the steps to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic are exacerbating already dire circumstances, and warnings are mounting of a double tragedy: disease and starvation. Even as coronavirus...

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New Life in the Golden Years

New Life in the Golden Years

Maryknoll sister’s ministry provides compassionate accompaniment to elderly residents in PanamaThe New Life Foundation in Panama is living up to its name even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As this virus swept around the world, Maryknoll Sister Geraldine Brake and her team adapted to...

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Changing Course in a Time of Crisis

Changing Course in a Time of Crisis

COVID-19 pandemic changes life for all in Japan, including a Maryknoll priest When the first case of coronavirus was reported in Japan last January—the second country to report a case after it appeared in Wuhan, China—the students at Tenshi College in the city of Sapporo, Hokkaido, had already...

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Detained migrants face COVID-19 risk

Detained migrants face COVID-19 risk

Maryknoll lay missioner fights for safety of migrant women in ICE custody in El Paso Maryknoll Lay Missioner Heidi Cerneka is sounding the alarm about the life-threatening consequences of immigration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cerneka, a pro bono attorney for...

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The Year of Departures

The Year of Departures

Amid COVID-19, looking back at how the 1918 influenza pandemic impacted the fledgling Maryknoll Society No vaccine. No antibiotics for treatment. Worldwide control efforts including isolation, quarantine, good personal hygiene, use of disinfectants and limitations of public gatherings. These...

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NEWS

Latest news from mission sites and countries
around the world.

Children suffer as Myanmar struggles with conflict

Children suffer as Myanmar struggles with conflict

While the Myanmar government said its response to the COVID-19 pandemic has left “no one behind,” thousands of civilians including children, women and the elderly have no time to pack their belongings and flee their homes.

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Spirituality

Partners in Mission

MISSIONER TALES

Vignettes from the lands of mission, told by Maryknoll missioners and volunteers. These popular little stories are sometimes funny, often moving and generally inspiring encounters with people on the margins.

Missioner Tales July/August 2020

Missioner Tales July/August 2020

The idea of making protective masks during the COVID-19 pandemic started in our Maryknoll lay missioner house here in Haiti, but we had no big plans in place. Then our Religious of Jesus and Mary friends offered us a sewing machine. Another friend, Geri Lanham, said...

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World Watch

COVID-19 Jubilee Debt Relief

COVID-19 Jubilee Debt Relief

As the dire economic consequences of COVID-19 have emerged, religious and secular institutions, including the Holy See, have advanced a worldwide campaign to provide debt relief for impoverished countries struggling to fight the pandemic.

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