MARYKNOLL SOCIETY MISSION VISION
“I CAME SO THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY” (John 10:10)
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE CHALLENGED TO BE
As joyful missionary disciples of Jesus the Christ motivated by love and challenged by the Gospel, we reach across borders, geographical and situational, and build bridges of solidarity among the poor and marginalized that reflect God’s merciful love and compassion in the context of a constantly evolving universe.
OUR SPIRITUAL HERITAGE
We develop and nurture a spirituality grounded in the mission of Jesus in dialogue with the poor and peoples of diverse religious traditions. Acknowledging our limitations we are sustained through community, mutual support, and life-long intellectual and spiritual formation. We foster this spiritual heritage by creating a culture of vocational promotion and discernment, along with a mission-focused pastoral formation that stresses language learning and acculturation for our younger members.
SHARING THE MARYKNOLL SPIRIT WITH OTHERS
In the spirit of “generativity” on every level, we facilitate and enable others in all local churches, including the US church, to carry out their missionary call and to pass on the Maryknoll tradition, charism and passion for mission. Sensitive to changing contexts we are open to the ongoing renewal of the Holy Spirit who makes all things new.
COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIP
We collaborate with members of the different expressions of the Maryknoll Family, other missionary communities, and local Churches as well as develop networks of partnerships with groups in civil society. We work together to bring about holistic, spiritual, personal, and social transformations locally and globally.
We exercise responsible stewardship of the human and financial resources entrusted to us. Stewardship requires concern for the charism we have been gifted with, the integrity of creation and the preferential option for the poor.
Therefore, faithful to our Oath to the Society with gratitude to our generous benefactors and the local U.S. Church that sends us on mission, we proclaim God’s saving, reconciling, liberating, and healing message to all peoples.