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The Maryknoll Affiliates are connected to a wider movement that is popularly called “Maryknoll.” Maryknoll is comprised of three distinct entities: the Maryknoll  Fathers and Brothers (officially known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America), the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners... 

Mission Statement

Maryknoll Affiliates, while continuing to pursue their own life's journey, commit themselves to the mission goals of Maryknoll in the context of Chapters that gather for prayer, reflection and action. Maryknoll Affiliates challenge one another to witness to mission as a way of life by going beyond borders, locally and globally, walking with the poor and excluded, and striving for peace and justice for all of God's creation.

Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates

Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates

Maryknoll Affiliates, as inividuals and in their "Mission Communities" try to live out the Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates: Spirituality, Global Vision, Community and Action.

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Together with Africa: Celebrating hope

Together with Africa celebrating hopeDuring 2009 the Catholic Church in Africa will prepare for an Extraordinary Synod on Africa to take place in Rome from October 4-25 on the theme “Justice, peace and reconciliation.”


The Catholic Task Force on Africa (CTFA), of which the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC) is a member, is working to raise the profile of Africa in the U.S. Catholic community by highlighting some of the initiatives already underway in response to the U.S. Catholic bishops’ 2001 pastoral letter, “A call to solidarity with Africa.”

Linking closely with the CTFA project, the MOGC will give special focus to Africa in these months prior to the synod as well, encouraging the entire Maryknoll world to pray and act in solidarity with the Church in Africa during 2009 through:

  • a monthly prayer posted here and promoted throughout the Maryknoll world based on the theme of the synod, “Justice, peace and reconciliation”
  • a weekly Africa update to make Africa more visible, with a focus on the countries where Maryknoll has experience, as well as important trans-regional issues such as ecology, poverty, violent conflict, HIV and AIDS, the impact of U.S. policy on justice, peace and reconciliation
  • a weekly story of hope from Africa
  • important documents relating to the themes of solidarity, social justice, peace and reconciliation
  • a weekly Africa-focused action alert that will encourage prayer, study and action over the course of a month to increase attention to Africa on a regular basis

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