Thirteen new Maryknoll lay missioners were officially sent into mission Dec. 11 to minister in six countries around the world: Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, Kenya, Tanzania and the U.S.-Mexico border.
My first experience with the Maryknoll Missionary Fathers was in 2011, when I traveled to China to participate in the centennial celebration of their mission there. This trip was truly a missionary experience.
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.
Three Maryknoll priests who are celebrating significant anniversaries this year were born in the Brooklyn Diocese. They are among 37 Maryknoll priests and brothers who will be commemorating their ordination to the priesthood or Final Oath as a Maryknoll Brother on June 24.
While an observance of the 100th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of the late Bishop Francis X. Ford, M.M., was being celebrated, his colleagues at Maryknoll were excited about the prospects of his being canonized a saint.
Maryknoll Sister Janet Carroll, founding executive director of the U.S. Catholic China Bureau, was the recipient of the organization’s 2017 Matteo Ricci Award, an honor bestowed upon people who best exemplify the bureau’s mission to build a bridge of friendship and service between the Catholic Church in the U.S. and China.
Sister Kathleen Higgins, M.M., a native of Brooklyn, observed her 70th Jubilee as a Maryknoll Sister recently. She was one of 39 Sisters marking significant anniversaries at the headquarters in Ossinning, N.Y.
Two Brooklyn-born Maryknoll Sisters will celebrate their 60th year in the congregation this year: Sister Teresa Lilly, M.M. and Theologian Sister Helen Graham.
Sister Julia Hannigan, M.M., a Brooklyn-born Maryknoll missioner to China, died Aug. 15. She was 99 years old, and just six and a half weeks shy of her 100th birthday.
Father Anthony V. Brennan, M.M., a native of Brooklyn, died in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 19. He was 80 years old and a Maryknoll priest for 53 years. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was raised in Manhattan. After ordination on June 10, 1961, he was assigned to Hong Kong to study Cantonese. In […]