Maryknoll News and Events

New Candidates for Maryknoll

Called to Herald the Gospel

pentecost-ruahFor all Christians, the experience of Pentecost is born out of an intense experience of prayer in union with Mary and with Peter. It is one of unity and joy that transcends all ethnic and linguistic differences and is an expression of God’s universal love.

During the season of Pentecost, we remember particularly how the disciples were gathered in fear and confusion as they hid in the Upper Room. At that moment, they lacked a sense of outward mission and purpose. Christ then sent the Holy Spirit to them and a great transformation occurred.


Two New Priests for Maryknoll

They said Yes to the Call

kimlatouf1Maryknoll, the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, ordained two young men to the priesthood on May 20, 2017 in Queen of Apostles Chapel through the imposition of hands by Bishop Frank Caggiano, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport. 


Pope Francis' Easter Message

Jesus who was crucified is risen!

francis3In Pope Francis” Easter 'Urbi et Orbi' Message , he proclaims: The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women: “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised… Come, see the place where he lay” ( Mt 28:5-6).

This is the culmination of the Gospel, it is the Good News par excellence: Jesus, who was crucified, is risen!


Missionary Discipleship

Disciples of Jesus - Impelled to Mission

pfrancisPope Francis has often used the phrase “missionary disciples.” In his first apostolic exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium), he says: “Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are ‘disciples’ and ‘missionaries,’ but rather that we are always ‘missionary disciples.’”


Mercy and Mission

All Christians are Missionaries

mercy and missionMercy and mission have a close relationship that calls all Christians to be missionaries who share the joy of the Gospel without trying to force others to believe, Pope Francis said.

The joy that comes from conveying God's love and mercy is "the concrete sign that we have met Jesus."  However, he added, "this does not mean proselytizing. This is making a gift: 'I am giving you what gives me - joy.'"

Referring to the Holy Year which just closed on the feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis is a reminded Christians to never tire of feeling the need for God's forgiveness "so that when we are weak his closeness makes us strong and allows us to live our faith with greater joy."


Maryknoll Vocations Ministry Summer Newsletter

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