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.”
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.
Working for five long days at the polls has restored my hope for our ability to come together as a nation.
Returned missioners continue to help migrants and promote fair trade.
Chuck Lathrop, a co-director of Maryknoll Lay Missioners in the 1970s, reflects on those early days and his continuing commitment to mission
Carol Honerkamp Zuccarino has been volunteering at El Paso’s Annunciation House for more than six months.
Returned missioner Jet Birondo-Goddard continues to sow “seeds of peace” in her Maryknoll-inspired journey
Today’s unspeakable tragedies rekindle our deep missionary longing to seek a more just world for all by “doing something.”