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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.

Featured News

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation honors Fr. Vincent Capodanno MM

Portrait of Fr. Vincent Capodanno MMThe Marine Corps Heritage Foundation dedicated the "Sacrifice Window" in the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel at the National Museum of the Marine Corps on May 11 to honor Chaplain Vincent Capodanno who had been a Maryknoll Father. You can read the full article  and see pictures at:

Vincent Capodanno was a Marine chaplain during the Vietnam War.

Additional information about Father Capodanno:

  • Born February 13, 1929 in Staten Island, New York.
  • Entered Maryknoll during 1949 and was ordained June 14, 1958.
  • His first assignment in mission was to Miaoli in Formosa.
  • During 1965, he was granted permission to join the U.S. Navy as a chaplain. He volunteered for duty in Vietnam and served with the Marines.
  • Killed during an ambush on September 4, 1967. Though wounded, he continued to administer to others who were hurt.
  • He is buried in a family plot in St. Peter’s Cemetery on Staten Island.

You can also learn more about Father Capodano at

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