MARYKNOLL LAY MISSIONERS is a Catholic organization inspired by the mission of Jesus to live and work in poor communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas, responding to basic needs and helping to create a more just and compassionate world.
As missioners we recognize that we strive together for justice, peace and fullness of life. We care for the sick, comfort the afflicted and support the poor and marginalized. We have taken up the work of creating sustainable social, educational, healthcare and economic change for those in need around the world. We are committed to working with others for structural change to bring about a more just and compassionate society.
MARYKNOLL LAY MISSIONERS is a recognized leader in overseas cross cultural mission preparation.
We are the largest lay Catholic missionary sending organization in the US.
We have prepared and sent more than 700 women and men who have served thousands of our sisters and brothers around the world.
We offer an integrated international training program that is recognized as an exemplary model by our fellow US catholic mission organizations.