Maryknoll Sisters give witness to God’s love and devote our lives in service overseas helping the poor, the ailing and the marginalized. Our mission began in 1912, when we became the first group of Catholic Sisters in the U.S. founded for overseas mission. Today we have approximately 421 Sisters serving in 24 countries worldwide.
We welcome U.S. Catholics – single people, married couples and families – to respond to the call of mission. Our ministries serve communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas, responding to basic needs and helping create a more just and compassionate world.
While continuing to pursue our own life’s journey, the Maryknoll Affiliates commit ourselves to the mission goals of Maryknoll in the context of Chapters that gather for prayer, reflection and action.