CNS reports on McCarthy Award
Catholic News Service story on award recipients Merwyn and Kirstin De Mello
Coverage of 2021 Sending Ceremony
Articles highlight ‘largest lay missioner class since 2005.’
In memoriam, Father Tom Henehan, MM
Maryknoll Lay Missioners mourns the death of a great friend and mentor.
13 new lay missioners ‘sent’ into mission
Maryknoll Lay Missioners’ largest class since 2005 will serve in Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, Kenya, Tanzania and at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Class of 2021 Covenant and Sending
Watch the livestream of this year’s Covenant and Sending celebrations for Maryknoll Lay Missioners’ Class of 2021.
Three missioners featured in St. Louis Review
Vicki Simon, Becca Muder, and Heidi Cerneka, three Maryknoll lay missioners who call St. Louis...
Heidi Cerneka in NCR and Jesuits magazine
Publications feature women’s work at the border.
Catholic News Service story features Melissa Altman
CNS highlights Maryknoll lay missioner’s work in El Salvador and the legacy of the four martyred U.S. church women
Brazilian TV features Kathy Bond’s online workshop
Lay missioner’s teaching of shantala baby massage is highlighted by Com Você program.
Spring 2020 issue of Voices of Compassion
Cover story features lay missioners combating climate change
Heidi Cerneka quoted in Buzzfeed
On the perils for older detainees in ICE custody.
Returned lay missioner reflects on COVID-19 isolation in Peru
With Peruvian borders closed because of the pandemic, ‘an infinite abyss’ has opened
2019 Sending coverage in diocesan publications
Syracuse, Worcester and Hartford dioceses report on new missioners’ Sending.
Texas public radio features Heidi Cerneka on ‘Withholding of Removal’
‘If asylum is the gold standard, withholding of removal is the aluminum standard.’
Watch the 2019 Joint Mission Sending Ceremony
Maryknoll Lay Missioners and Maryknoll Sisters jointly celebrate and officially send forth five new missioners.
Four new missioners sign the Maryknoll Lay Missioners covenant
Video of Covenant Mass
Five new Maryknoll missioners to be sent forth
Dec. 14 Sending Ceremony to launch four Maryknoll lay missioners and one Maryknoll sister on their overseas missions.
Meet the Maryknoll Lay Missioners Class of 2019
7-minute video introducing four new lay missioners who will be going into mission in Cambodia, Haiti and Kenya.
Maryknoll Symposium on Dorothy Day now available for watching
Robert Ellsberg, Kathleen DeSutter Jordan, Patrick Jordan and Kate Hennessy speak at Dorothy Day gathering at Maryknoll
Border ministry, Cambodia immersion, volleyball values and more
The Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Voices of Compassion magazine features compelling lay missioner stories
Prayers of thanksgiving
A missioner’s prayer of thanks for opened eyes, lives and hearts.
Humble pie, mission style
On mission, Kyle Johnson finds himself being humbled on almost a daily basis.
‘Love one another’ — one person at a time.
Amidst self-doubt and fear — and overwhelming needs — a lay missioner finds her ‘job.’
Wouldn’t it be great?
Teaching a small business development course, Kyle Johnson reflects on the challenges of social enterprises in Tanzania.
A child’s dream come true
How Joanne Blaney had a hand in what happened at President Lula’s inauguration
Keeping migrants, justice and life at the center
Statements from the Maryknoll Lay Missioners border team on the End of Title 42
The reasons for my hope
Despite the hardships she sees all around her, Louise Locke find reasons for hope in the inspiring people she accompanies.
The challenges of returning to life in the U.S.
To Joe Sherman, ‘Everything I loved about being in mission in Bolivia seemed to disappear in a flash.’
‘Now’: An open moment for change
Let us embrace the opportunities before us — to cooperate, to co-create and to embody together the Spirit’s movement through our lives.
Serving at a Missionaries of Charity shelter in Bolivia
John O’Donoghue talks about his many decades of serving marginalized people around the world with works of mercy.
20th anniversary of a Chilean spirituality center
Returned missioner Judy Ress continues to give workshops in holistic health and eco-spirituality at Tremonhue in the Andes.
‘That all may be one …’
What makes us one is God’s love for us, and God’s call to us to serve all God’s children.
Raise support for Maryknoll lay missioners
Peer-to-peer fundraising tool offers an easy way to help build a more just and compassionate world.
Walking with the people
Gabe Hurrish takes inspiration from Jesus’ example of walking with the disciples on their way to Emmaus.
Creating a sustaining community
A women’s cooperative started by Maryknoll in Brazil provides support and livelihoods.
‘I bless the rains down in Africa …’
A song — and ruminations and insights while waiting in the market for the storm to pass.
From Easter morning to Easter evening
Journeying together from fear and sadness to joyful hope and deep peace
God never ceases to surprise
A reflection from our outgoing executive director, Ted Miles
‘Take up your cross daily’
Hang Tran finds inspiration in how differently abled persons tackle life’s challenges in Cambodia.
‘What are you drinking?’
Joe Loney invites you to become a partner in serving people living with disabilities in Bolivia.
Remembering God’s love — a prayer
A group of older women and men in El Zaite, El Salvador, gathers and remembers —and prays.
Inclusion leads to belonging
Kim Mazyck on diversity, equity, inclusion — and on reflecting a community, where everyone feels that they belong.
World Water Day and Ramadan
A March 22 reflection from one of our new missioners in Haiti
The struggle for greater racial justice continues
Father Charlie Dittmeier reflects on how his sense of justice was formed by his experiences during the civil rights struggles.
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Role model Raúl
The successes of Salvadoran students and their motivation to help their community give hope for a more inclusive and just world.
A boy on the border
To advocate for a good border policy, we must know the pain and dangers migrants risk on the border.
Getting by with less
A Lenten reflection from Tanzania
To Tanzania — with open hearts
Are we bonkers for moving our family to East Africa?
The challenges of leaving our safe bubble
Inclusion does not follow the deaf student home. Life is different outside the haven of the Deaf Development Programme.
Heartbreaking stories of children living with HIV in Tanzania
On my way
A Lenten poem
Heavy crosses to bear
Rich Tarro shares the journey and the struggles of a resilient high school student in Mombasa, Kenya.
Answered prayers in search of a new home
Ann Greig reports that the Soy Project has finally found a new base in Zaragoza, El Salvador.
Waiting in hope
Dee Dungy listens to the stories of women refugees in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp.
Responding to the ever-changing needs at the border
As the arrival of migrants continues to fluctuate, the El Paso community continues to serve.
Quick response to an emergency
In December 2022 El Paso’s Sacred Heart Parish sprang into action to help a wave of mostly Venezuelan migrants.
‘Entering a whole new world’
Steve Veryser interviews Mwalimu Samo about his path to becoming a Tanzanian Sign Language interpreter.
We must listen to Africa
Pope Francis’ words during his visit to the DRC and South Sudan resonate with contemporary notions of mission.
What’s it like to be a child in mission?
Thomas Gould reflects on moving to Mexico as a mission kid — and how the experience informs his life today.
Community-based disability ministry in Bolivia
Joe Loney and Filo Siles discuss their disability ministry at the Social Justice Foundation in Cochabamba.
A day in mission in Mombasa
Moments of grace in encounters with strangers
Living the Beatitudes in South Sudan
Gabe Hurrish reflects on the upside-down challenges of the Beatitudes in war-torn South Sudan.
Blessings on a washed out, muddy road
What I learned on the road less taken … because the normal one was blocked.
Border ministry expands to Mexicali
Effective January 2023, Maryknoll Lay Missioners has added a new location for its border ministries in Mexicali, Mexico.
Ms. Lin’s story of human trafficking
Hang Tran remembers a woman whose cry for help from the bondage of trafficking was heard by the Missionaries of Charity.
A prayer for 2023
A new year presents an opportunity to make personal resolutions, to anticipate plans and challenges and to hope for social change.
We need more epiphanies
When people in our immersion program meet migrants in the shelters, they begin to see them as human beings who have suffered and need help.
Celebrating Christmas with the Toposa
A glimpse of the Toposas’ Christmas Mass at Kuron Peace Village in South Sudan
The gaze of love
A Christmas reflection: God’s mission starts with the gaze of love God has for us.