Maryknoll Mission Immersion Trips

“Pope Francis challenges us to leave the security of the shore to encounter others, especially those on the economic, social and geographic peripheries,” says Deacon Matt Dulka, associate director of the Church Engagement Division of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. Increasingly, Deacon Dulka says, U.S. parish leaders and other committed Christians are accepting the pope’s challenge and encountering their brothers and sisters—overseas and closer to home—by participating in the Maryknoll Society’s mission immersion trips.

The following three stories show how these experiences are changing lives:

Find out more about other trips here.

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Margaret Gaughan

Marge Gaughan has been on the staff of MARYKNOLL magazine since 1988, serving first as copy editor, then assistant managing editor, and managing editor from 2000. She was named editor in 2019. A former Sister of the Divine Compassion, she was a middle school teacher and director of religious education and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Good Counsel College in White Plains, N.Y., and a master’s degree in religious studies from St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn.