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.
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.
Sister Sia entered the Congregation on September 7, 2003. Then, in 2006, Sister Sia’s first mission assignment was to the Multicultural Peace Building Team in Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. The focus of this team’s ministry was “Conversations for Social Change,” a program designed to prototype a process to effect social change through personal transformation.
Sister Rosalva has been in Aileu, East Timor since 2002, where she conducts health education programs for many refugees. She is involved in providing clean water and good nutrition for Timorese children, while also working on Malaria prevention. Sister Rosalva founded the Aileu Resource and Training Center which offers classes in skills such as computers and English.
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.