Partners in Mission

RUSTY AND TERRY: BEST FRIENDS AND PARTERS IN MISSION

INVEST IN PREVENTING GLOBAL VIOLENCE

A MONARCH BUTTERFLY’S MESSAGE

IMMIGRANT FAMILY IN MISSION

PARTNERS IN MISSION

Emerging Leader for the Church and Society

Emerging Leader for the Church and Society

Carolina Perez, a young adult leader from Chicago, lives out her Christian calling to be a missionary disciple by striving to build a more loving society.  P ope Francis emphasized in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium that a “Church which ‘goes forth’ is a community of missionary...

Sharing God’s Love in India Through FCN

Sharing God’s Love in India Through FCN

My wife Geetha and I met while working in Catholic parish ministries in villages in south India. She is a medical doctor and I have degrees in theology and counseling. We come from rural areas, where many are neglected. This need led us to start the Foundation for Children in Need in the United...

Hospital worker on the frontline with Jesus

Hospital worker on the frontline with Jesus

Faith helps a nurse in a New York hospital care for COVID-19 patients and encourage her co-workers in the struggle I have been working at North Central Bronx Hospital in New York for 27 years as a registered nurse. Right now, our hospital is a war zone as we battle COVID-19. All elective surgeries...

Rusty and Terry: Best Friends and Partners in Mission

Rusty and Terry: Best Friends and Partners in Mission

Rusty, a rescue dog, joins his owner, Terry Brown, in visiting the sick and dying Terry Brown says his life was changed the first time he heard about Maryknoll in the late 1980s when a Maryknoll missioner visited his parish, St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in...

A Monarch Butterfly’s Message

A Monarch Butterfly’s Message

A young woman's immersion trip to Bolivia connects her with nature and her grandmother   The monarch butterfly has always captured my attention, not just for its beauty but because it is startling to know how only the fourth generation of the monarch migrates across the continent to survive...

Immigrant Family in Mission

Immigrant Family in Mission

Mother and daughter are missioners to other migrants in Japan || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By David R. Aquije [/googlefont] Maryknoll Father Roberto Rodriguez says he would not be able to do his job without Carmen Muray Ochante and her daughter Rosa Ochante. “They are...

Building Bridges in Bolivia Mission

Building Bridges in Bolivia Mission

Ish and Maryann Martinez find short-term mission in Bolivia to be a two-way street || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By John Blazo, M.M.[/googlefont] Maryknoll missioners are bridge builders, connecting people of different cultures. Maryann and Ish Martinez of Fishkill, N.Y.,...

Let My People Go: Modern-day Moses in Myanmar

Let My People Go: Modern-day Moses in Myanmar

Maryknoll brother shares story of catechist who helped his people escape violence || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By John Beeching, M.M., photos by Yohan Tingrenan La Aung[/googlefont] Yohan Tingrenan La Aung is a catechist in the Diocese of Myitkyina in Myanmar’s northern...

From Woundedness to Wholeness in Taiwan

From Woundedness to Wholeness in Taiwan

Cecil Zamora, a migrant worker in Taiwan, learns to forgive by helping others || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By Noel de Guia Feliciano[/googlefont] Cecil Zamora could easily be a bitter person. Born in Cebu City, in the Philippines, she was abandoned by her parents when she...

Promoting Golden Rule: “Do unto others…”

Promoting Golden Rule: “Do unto others…”

Partner in Mission dedicates himself to propagating the Golden Rule || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By John Blazo, M.M., [/googlefont] My friend Ray Kalainikas has a banner hanging in front of his house boldly advertising the Golden Rule: “Treat every human being as you would...

Responding to a call to mission

Responding to a call to mission

A U.S. couple travel overseas to join CRS workers helping people devastated by natural disaster || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By Karen Richardson[/googlefont] My husband Rob and I and our family were living a comfortable life in southern California when our friend Chris Frey...

Sharing God’s mercy in Uganda

Sharing God’s mercy in Uganda

Ugandan man accompanies Maryknoll Father John Barth to serve South Sudanese refugees who have fled civil war || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By Richard Robert Odokonyero[/googlefont] My name is Richard Robert Odokonyero. I am a Ugandan member of the Acholi tribe. I am also...

Companion on the mission journey

Companion on the mission journey

As we approach World Mission Sunday on October 21, a Los Angeles woman reminds us of our call to missionary discipleship || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By Magdalena Arellano[/googlefont] I once heard a priest say we are a “missionary church” walking together. This message was...

The Emmaus Man

The Emmaus Man

Texas native brings the Gospel to life for U.S. youth || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By Gerald Kelly, M.M. [/googlefont] It’s not surprising that Texas native Bruce Clay’s favorite Gospel story is Luke’s account of the two disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus (Luke...

Mother counselor in Mabatini, Tanzania

Mother counselor in Mabatini, Tanzania

A Tanzanian woman partners with Maryknoll missioners to build a parish team in Mabatini in Mwanza || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]by John Eybel, M.M.[/googlefont] Natalia Joseph Kadio says, “Being a partner in mission on a winning team has transformed my life.” The 56-year-old...

A ‘golden’ partner in mission

A ‘golden’ partner in mission

Remembering Maryknoll supporter of 50-plus years || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By Dennis Moorman, M.M.[/googlefont] Soon after I was ordained a Maryknoll priest in 1998, I received a letter of congratulations with photos from my...

Calling All to Mission

Calling All to Mission

Chicago mission director raises Catholic awareness of global mission calling “How many people here are missionaries?” When Megan Mio asked that question at a recent gathering of parish ministers in the Archdiocese of Chicago, only a few people raised their hands. “Let me put it another way,” she...

Missioner on the Way Cares for HIV patients

Missioner on the Way Cares for HIV patients

A group of lay people with "HIV-positive hearts" walk with Peruvians living with HIV. Gently touching Luis on the cheek, Yolanda Yactayo asks the middle-aged Peruvian man suffering from AIDS and diabetes if there’s anything he needs. “I could use a few diapers,” he says, not fazed by his inability...

More Than a Job at Maryknoll’s Buffalo Office

More Than a Job at Maryknoll’s Buffalo Office

Maryknoll's administrative assistant in Buffalo furthers the Reign of God || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]by Paul Bork[/googlefont] Faithful service and commitment to mission are the two phrases that best describe Kathleen Gilbert’s relationship with Maryknoll. She has been...

Come to East Africa and see

Come to East Africa and see

On a journey to East Africa a New York deacon gets gifts for ministry || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By Edward Solomon[/googlefont] A statement on the Maryknoll Society website caught my attention: “Crossing borders and encountering our brothers and sisters around the world...

Guiding young peacemakers

Guiding young peacemakers

Program director for a grassroots movement brings together youth of different faiths to work to end division Hannah Hochkeppel leaned forward in her chair as three children—Christian, Jewish and Muslim—took the microphone to pray at their friend’s Bat Mitzvah. They began, “May we see the day when...

One child at a time

One child at a time

Little Sister of St. Francis becomes a mother to street boys in Kenya and a Maryknoll partner in mission Sister Catherine Wanza Mui, a Little Sister of St. Francis, says she always loved serving those most in need in her native Kenya. After professing her first vows in 1994, she worked at a home...

Protecting God’s children

Protecting God’s children

Former FBI agent carries out the mission of Jesus || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="=17"]By Jay Weingarten[/googlefont] As an FBI agent for almost 30 years, Jean Gray was committed to the Bureau’s mission of protecting the United States from security threats. In the course of his...

Storytelling Mission

Storytelling Mission

“I drew stories before I could write,” Anne Neuberger recalls. “My mother would type my stories for me until I was in eighth grade. Then she told me I had to learn how to type them myself. That’s how I became a writer.”   Telling stories is something Anne does very well. It’s her mission....

Mission Came to Her

Mission Came to Her

From the time she was a young girl in St. James Parish in Dallas, Texas, Therese Caffey wanted to be a missionary. || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By Ken Eppes[/googlefont] “When I was in the fourth grade, I read Bernie Becomes a Nun by Maryknoll Sister Maria del Rey...

Three Generations of Love

Three Generations of Love

|| [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By Richard McGee[/googlefont] As National Bequest Representative for the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, I have been in contact with Carol Cella for many years. Finally last January I had the privilege of meeting Carol and her husband Mario...

Birthday Blessings

Birthday Blessings

Brother John Blazo, a member of the Maryknoll Mission Education and Promotion Department’s Northeast Region, welcomes a young mission-minded neighbor. || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By John Blazo, M.M.[/googlefont] As Jenna Cain’s 10th birthday was approaching, she wasn’t...

Not By Chance

Not By Chance

Ken Eppes, a Maryknoll Society mission educator in Dallas, Texas, introduces a dedicated Partner in Mission from the Lone Star State. || [googlefont font=“Cormorant Infant" fontsize="20"]By Ken Eppes[/googlefont] When Bob Eilenfeldt joined the Catholic Church 20 years ago, he wasn’t thinking about...

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