About Vocations

Become a Maryknoll Sister Today

The Maryknoll Sisters are women religious missioners committed to the mission of Jesus and called to serve the poor, marginalized and oppressed, so that God’s love, peace and justice may be proclaimed, witnessed to, received, suffered for and celebrated throughout the world.

As missioners, we cross geographic boundaries engaging and valuing diversities of cultures, races and faith traditions. We network with others to respond to the hungers and needs of the times: human trafficking, immigration issues, ecological concerns, spiritual hunger, reconciliation, peace and justice efforts.

We offer our talents and expertise while being life-long learners and collaborators with the people to whom we go. We express our vocation through our presence and services as medical professionals, teachers, theologians, social workers, pastoral ministers, journalists, therapists, promoters of peace and trauma healing, supporters of indigenous rights, artists, earth and cosmic care advocates, community developers, and partners in prayer.

Our Sisters come from 30 countries and serve in 24 countries around the world. Our life-long commitment is sustained through community living and through our vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

You can be among women from many nations and diverse cultural backgrounds responding to the call to cross cultural mission and desiring to live in multicultural communities as a Maryknoll Sister.

  • Are you called by God to religious life with a desire to live within a multi-cultural community?
  • Do you have a passion for witnessing the love of God through cross-cultural mission?
  • Are you a single Catholic woman, between 21 – 35 years old?

Our Sisters Share What it’s like To Be A Maryknoll Sister!

Vocations from Maryknoll Sisters on Vimeo.

Interested? Contact Us

Sr. Maureen Hanahoe

Vocation Ministry, Maryknoll Sisters
P.O. Box 311
Maryknoll, New York 10545-0311

Telephone: 914-941-7575, Ext. 5612
E-mail: vocation@mksisters.org

Did You Know?

  • Maryknoll Sisters were the first group of Catholic Sisters in the United States to devote their lives in service overseas.
  • Now in our second century, we continue as pioneers – women on the world’s geographical frontiers moving toward new understandings of the human condition.

Vocation Team

Sr. Lourdes Fernandez, M.M. (Philppines)
Sr. Maureen Hanahoe, M.M. (Maryknoll, NY)
Sr. Norma Pocasangre, M.M. (Monrovia, CA)
Sr. Gloria Tamayo, M.M. (Chicago, IL)