Meet the First Pioneers to China: Learn About Them Below!
Sr. Mary Lawrence Foley: https://www.maryknollsisters.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Sister-Mary-Lawrence-Foley.pdf
Sr. Mary Paul McKenna: https://www.maryknollsisters.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Sister-Mary-Paul-McKenna.pdf
“These first pioneers did not know each other, but were joined together through the gospel and their shared passion for a life of mission”
Our Foundress, Mother Mary Joseph spoke of the missionary vocation in these words:
“The dominant factor in our lives is love – love of God, and love of neighbor as we love ourselves for love of God. . . . I have thought very much of this love of God, and its qualities in the life of a missioner. The missioner’s portion is a special consciousness of God’s thirst and hunger for the love of all. . . . It was to satisfy this love that we came here.” (MMJ 1949)
In the following years, the Sisters lived out Mother Mary Joseph’s dictum that “God has yet a great work for us to do.”
Go back in time with this special video of our Sisters in China 100 years ago!
100 years later and our mission continues… to “Make God’s Love Visible!”
Meet our current Maryknoll Sister missioners in China!
“Living close to Christ is the whole secret of our Maryknoll vocation.”
-Mother Mary Joseph, Foundress
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