Mission Institute Programs

The Maryknoll Mission Institute is an educational ministry sponsored by the Maryknoll Sisters Congregation which provides continuing education and renewal programs for missioners and others engaged in cross-cultural ministries in their local churches.  All Churches and cultures are welcome. We invite you to join us for one or more programs.


  • To be a forum of adult learning and reflection on world church and mission;
  • To be a setting of mutuality for peoples of faith and diverse cultures;
  • To design and implement a series of one-week residential programs which explore in-depth the key dimensions of current mission studies;
  • To provide a center for missioners and cross-cultural ministers to reflect on their experiences, share, and worship with others in a community environment;
  • To invite presenters known for their experience, expertise and gifts in animating discussion and dialogue on contemporary trends in mission response to the real and felt needs of the global community.

Registration Information

2019 Mission Institute Programs

To register for a Program Offline: Call 914-941-7575, ext. 5671 or email us for an application, missinst@mksisters.org

Online Registration Will be Available Soon

Programs at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining NY:

May Programs:

(May 12-17) All the Light We Need (Presenter-Sr. Nancy Schreck, OSF, D.Min)

(May 19-24) Oasis in the Overwhelmed (Presenter-Millie Grenough, PhD)

June Programs:

(June 7-9) Mission Empowered by Love: 50th Jubilee Celebration of Mission Institute (Presenter-Marie Dennis, MA)

(June 16-21) Traveling the Road to Joy with Thomas Merton and Friends (Presenter-Christine Bochen, PhD)

(June 23-28) Mission Inter Gentes: An Egalitarian Missiology for the 21st Century (Presenter-Diarmuid O’Murchu, MSC)

July Programs:

(July 7-12) Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality (Presenters-Rev. John Philip Newell, PhD & Cami Tilling)

(July 14-19) Teilhard and Struggle: Drawn to the Road of Fire (Presenter-Sr. Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD)

(July 21-26) The Sacred Heart of the Cosmos: Mission Spirit in Modern Time (Presenter-Bro. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, MFA)

Programs in California:

September Programs:

(September 8-13-Monrovia, CA) Mission Spirituality: Releasing the Fire Within (Presenter-Sr. Claudette LaVerdiere, MM, STL)

(September 17-20-Los Altos, CA) Mission Spirituality: Releasing the Fire Within (Presenter-Sr. Claudette LaVerdiere, MM, STL)

Contact Information

DIRECTOR: 914-941-0783 ext 5671    mdonovan@mksisters.org

BUSINESS MANAGER: 914-941-0783 ext 5617   mconnell@mksisters.org

ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR: 914-941-0783 ext 5631   aabad@mksisters.org

Sr. Peg M. Donovan, MM, Director

Sr. Peg M. Donovan, MM,

Sr. Mary T. Connell, MM, Business Manager

Sr. Mary T. Connell, MM,
Business Manager

Ms. Angela Abad, Admission Coordinator

Ms. Angela Abad,
Admission Coordinator