More about Maryknoll Young Adult Communities

Who is maryknoll?

We’re nomad people stirred by a passion stronger than ourselves to travel unknown trails and share our soul with people we don’t know.

Our Comfort – Being Fed By The Hungry And Cared For By The Poor

We go off to preach a God who rules and discover a God in pain, to announce a God of power and find a God of tears. And when we listen to suffering people sing and watch the downtrodden dance, We Meet A God Who Laughs.

Wrapped in the clothes of the poor and given courage by their Prophets, we’ve been imprisoned in Asia, fevered by mosquitoes in Tanzania, murdered in El Salvador, and have come to know the Jesus of the cross.

In Asia, Africa and Latin America, we join hands with sowers and builders, teachers and healers, planners and prophets.

In mysterious ways we’re blessed by extended hands in distant lands, and loved by many, cursed by some, suffering or smiling, we do all in Jesus’ name.

In the making: 

Maryknoll YAE Communities

The Young Adult Empowerment (YAE) team, a ministry of The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, took two years to hold listening sessions and online surveying throughout the US, listening to the experiences and wisdom of young adults who have loved, stayed in, challenged, and/or left the Church. 

Their witnesses helped us discern what is missing in supporting young adults from the US Church, and their voices helped us build the format, objectives, and plan for these young adult communities. For each of the people who shared with us their time and wisdom: Thank You.