Always a Missioner
Returned missioners continue lives of mission
Mission doesn’t end for our lay missioners when they return home. The global vision gained during their years with Maryknoll Lay Missioners infuses the rest of their lives, and many continue to work for positive transformation here in the US and abroad, using their talents, skills and experience to better the lives of others. In fact, we believe that once a missioner, always a missioner, which is why we call our program for returned missioners “ALWAYS A MISSIONER.”
Mary, a woman in the Kenyan slum of Kibera, can teach us how to love the forgotten and unloved in our own lives.
Cathy Rowan (Class of 1987) works with Maryknoll Sisters and other groups to bring justice through shareholder advocacy.
Returned missioner family started Catholic Worker community in Virginia
Her experiences as a Maryknoll lay missioner physician in Tanzania prepared Anne Berry well for her current studies in community-based medicine.
Lindsay Doucette remains connected to Maryknoll while working to provide medical help to Bolivia, even during the pandemic.
Returned missioner Sheila Matthews continues a life of service and accompaniment.
Merwyn and Kirstin De Mello recently returned from six years of peace-building in Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Greg Darr and his family visit the site of the killing of George Floyd and vow to combat racism.
The injustices we saw up close in Brazil have shaped our family’s resolve to commit our lives to changing unjust structures.