Maryknoll News and Events

Maryknoll's new Candidate

Priesthood candidate Sean Cintron

sean3On July 31, 2017 Sean Cintron was accepted as a Priesthood candidate for Maryknoll.  Sean is 30 years old and hails from Brooklyn NY.  While his stepfather has passed away, his mother and sister reside in Brooklyn. Sean entered the military immediately after high school and served in the U.S. Army as an infantry paratrooper from 2006 to 2012. 


Vocation Discernment Retreat

God is calling: Fall Retreat in Chicago, IL

seminariansJoin us for a weekend retreat at the Maryknoll Residence in Chicago.  Located in the Hyde Park area just opposite Lake Michigan it’s a great location with parks everywhere that allow you to get out and enjoy the Windy City!  This fall retreat will be begin on Friday evening October 13th and end on Sunday at noon October 15th.  Joining us will give you a good opportunity to get to know Maryknoll while meeting our candidates and formation team, seeing where they live and visiting the Catholic Theological Union where they study. 


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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