- How do I order enrollment cards?
You can order online or call us at 914-941-7575 x5639.
- What is a Maryknoll Sisters sponsor?
A sponsor is a donor that wishes to make recurring donations to the Maryknoll Sisters. You can choose to have your credit card or bank account charged automatically, or you can mail in a check. You can choose the interval that fits your interest; monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.
- How do I get a quote on an annuity or include Maryknoll Sisters in my estate planning?
- What address do I use to mail a check to you?
Our mailing address is
PO Box 317
Maryknoll, NY 10545
- How to I make an online gift to the Maryknoll Sisters?
- In what ways can I contribute to Maryknoll Sisters?
- How can I update my address, phone number, credit card information or email address?
Call Donor Relations at 914-941-7575 x 5639, and one of our associates can assist you.
- What suffix do you use?
We use M.M. which means Maryknoll Missioner:
e.g., Sister Elizabeth Roach, M.M.
We can also use O.P. (Order of Preachers) which is the Dominican suffix, because we are Maryknoll Sisters of St Dominic, part of the Dominican Order.
- What is your Spirituality?
Maryknoll Sisters of St Dominic, are a part of the Dominican Order, whose motto is “contemplate and give to others the fruit of your contemplation.” Our foundress, Mother Mary Joseph, called us to be ‘contemplatives in action” She was also very devoted to St. Teresa of Avila, whom she admired for her, her contemplation of the humanity of Christ as well as her common sense approach to religious life.
- What are the Congregation’s Symbols?
Chi Rho Ring
The Maryknoll Sisters ring is the symbol of a Sister’s commitment. It is a chi rho with a circle around it. Chi Rho (Greek letters) symbolize the name of Christ. The circle symbolizes the world to which we are sent. Our mission is service of the universal mission of the Church. We are sent to make God’s Love Visible to all whom we meet! The ring is worn on the third finger left hand in memory of St. Catherine of Siena’s espousal to Christ. St. Catherine belonged to the Dominican Order.
On a Sister’s first assignment, she receives a Mission Cross. It symbolizes her commitment to Mission. It reminds her that “Mission is of the essence of the Church. The Church must be always and everywhere in mission.” (Vat II)
- What is Your Charism?
Maryknoll Sisters’ charism is service to the universal mission of the Church. That is, making God’s Love visible. Sisters do that through many ministries, helping people in any way they can, as Jesus teaches, loving everyone.