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.”
Today’s Maryknoll presence at the U.S.-Mexico border continues the legacy of hope built by a previous team that worked there from 1995 until 2009.
While teaching during the COVID-19 crisis, returned missioner Steve Pohl applies what he learned in Bolivia from wrestling with shortages, grief, sudden changes, and the need to improvise.
Board member Anita Klueg offers a video meditation for these COVID-19 times
With Peruvian borders closed because of the pandemic, ‘an infinite abyss’ has opened
Returned missioner shares lessons she learned in Cambodia.
11 years after returning to the U.S., Joe Sherman (Class of 2005, Bolivia) helps lead a medical mission trip to his old stomping ground in Bolivia.
Maryknoll magazine editor talks about his lay mission service in Peru, reporting for Maryknoll and his award-winning novel.
After 43 years of teaching in Catholic schools, returned missioner Tom Hinchen retired last summer.
Dan Moriarty remembers his first day in Bolivia 24 years ago