t was 100 years ago — on Sept. 12, 1921 — when the Maryknoll Sisters assigned its first group of sisters to China, the order’s first mission.
Cristo Rey HS President’s Family Tree Includes Bishop Ford, Sister Ita
William Ford III, the incoming president of Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School, says he doesn’t feel the weight of family history as he settles into his new role; instead, he insists, he just feels “really blessed.”
Bishop Chappetto Leads Memorial Mass for Slain Maryknoll Sisters
In a moving tribute to four American women slain in El Salvador during the height of that country’s civil war in 1980, Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto led a memorial Mass marking the 40th anniversary of their deaths on Dec. 2.
El Salvador Church Hails U.S. Catholic Women as Models of Solidarity
In one of the regions of El Salvador most battered in a bloody war funded by American dollars, four Catholic women from the U.S. were hailed as examples of solidarity, of Christian faith and martyrdom, as Salvadorans remembered them Dec. 2, the 40th anniversary of their assassination.
Forty Years After Killings, Salvadoran City Claims Maryknoll Sisters as Its Own
On a bright and clear January afternoon, Bishop Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar walked into a cemetery and gently dusted off a white name plate on top of a sky-blue block of tombs. Making plans for the year ahead, he told secretary Violeta Esmeralda Serrano nearby that they needed to make sure the tombs were decorated with flowers Dec. 2.