The poor, the ailing, and the marginalized — around the world!
Making God’s Love Visible
Maryknoll Sisters give witness to God’s love and devote our lives in service overseas. As nurses, doctors, teachers, theologians, social workers, environmentalists and more, we serve the needs of the the poor, the ailing and the marginalized throughout the world.
For the past 14 years, Sister Abby Avelino has been working in Japan to stop the horrors of human trafficking! Learn more
Our mission began in 1912, when we became the first group of Catholic Sisters in the United States founded for overseas mission. Today we have approximately 317 Sisters serving in 18 places around the world.
Fighting PovertyOver one-third of the world lives in poverty. Every tenth person in the world lives in extreme poverty or on the equivalent of less than $1.90 a day.
Women's AdvocacyVictims can find shelter, medical care, counseling and legal assistance at the Crisis Center, where Sister Helene also encourages and empowers victims to begin new lives.
Ending Human TraffickingThe Maryknoll Sisters have long been working to eliminate human trafficking and all other forms of discrimination and violence.
Educating the PoorFor over 100 years, the Maryknoll Sisters have been providing education to those in need throughout the world.
On August 15th, 2010, Sister Jareen Aquino, M.M. made her first profession of vows as a Maryknoll Sister.
Sister Jareen was born in Manila, Philippines. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of the Philippines in Tacloban.
In addition, she was certified in education in Diliman, Quezon City and began teaching at Miriam College. She taught Pilipino and Social Studies while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Education.
Sister Jareen made her Final Vows in the Philippines in 2016. Currently, she continues her mission in Tanzania as a teacher at the Emusoi Centre.
Sister Esperanza Principio, M.M. joined the congregation on November 16th, 2005. Before her induction into Maryknoll she had many academic achievements such as a Bachelor of Science, a degree in Business Administration, Education, Rural Development, Social Leadership and a Masters of Arts in Applied Social Research all from various universities.
Her mission work started in Panama where she worked on children's rights and well-being. She then went to Peru where she worked in the literacy and gardening program for the elderly.
Currently Sister Esperanza is missioned in Villa El Salvador District, south of Lima where she works as an Energy Medicine Therapist in the Parish Health Center.
Prayer is one of the most necessary things in life, not only for us, but for the world at large. The world looks to us for prayer. Know that your intentions are prayerfully remembered by all of the Maryknoll Sisters in our daily prayers.