Maryknoll Lay Missioners

Goal of Program

Maryknoll Lay Missioners are individuals, couples and families compelled by faith to engage with people across cultures and ethnicities. Maryknoll lay missioners are brought together by a vision of justice, compassion and dignity for all creation responding to basic needs and promoting active non-violence and healing. We live, love and work with marginalized communities and people in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Based in the rich tradition of Catholic Social Teaching, missioners currently serve in the areas of active non-violence, healthcare, children and adults living with disabilities, sustainable development, environmental justice, migrants/refugees and more. Maryknoll Lay Missioners uphold and are transformed by the values of simple living, community, joy, inclusion, and humility.

Type of Placement

Missioners currently serve in the areas of active non-violence, healthcare, children and adults living with disabilities, sustainable development, environmental justice, migrants/refugees and more.

Service Area

Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, El Salvador, Haiti, Kenya-South Sudan, Tanzania, and US-Mexico Border.

Service Length

3.5 years, renewable. In addition to the 3.5 year placements in all service areas, 2.5 year placement options are also available in Tanzania, Bolivia, and El Salvador.

Program Size

The total number of members worldwide is approximately 50. The number varies in each region.

Requirements

Age 21 years and older; single individuals, married couples, families (with one or two children 8 years old or younger), Brothers, Deacons, Priests and Sisters.

Financial Arrangements

Missioners receive a stipend covering living expenses; health insurance; student loan re-payment; transportation to/from mission country. Missioners support organization fundraising.

Living Arrangements

Living arrangements are largely up to the missioner, based on how they are most likely to thrive during their time in mission. Missioners may choose to live alone or with other missioners, with volunteers from other programs, with local families, with religious communities, etc. Couples and families have private housing options.

Training

Maryknoll Lay Missioners offers 8-12 weeks of pre-departure orientation, in-country language and culture training, and reentry programming.

Application Deadline

Priority due date for preliminary application is Jan. 15

Start Date

October

Contact:

Karen Bortvedt Estrada

Address

P. O. Box 307
Maryknoll, NY 10545
Phone: 914 467-8857

Email:

[email protected]

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Additional Contacts

Ellen O'Connell
522 Anderson Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Phone: 610 622-5012
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Lupe Garcia

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Irene King

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Vicki Armour-Hileman

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Anne Termini
PO Box 307
Maryknoll, NY 10545
Phone: 914 236-3445
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Affiliation

Roman Catholic, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters

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