Welcome to maryknoll
The Maryknoll Society of Priests and Brothers was missioned to Africa two years before the Sisters. However, I think the first association with in Tanzania was made at the same time by the Fathers, Brothers and Sisters. In 1944 Bishop” Joseph Blomjous, M.Afr. of the Missionaries of Africa (formerly the White Fathers), whose diocese took in a good portion of western Tanzania, came to Maryknoll to ask for help. Rome had already given its consent for this large area to be divided with another missionary group if such was available.
In those far off days it was customary for someone from the seminary, usually Father General if he was home, to come over to the convent-on Sunday morning and give the Sisters a conference. On this particular Sunday he brought Bishop Blomjous along and we heard all about Tanzania and the work of the various mission societies and congregations there. Many of us were ready to go with no hesitation. At least it was something to dream about, especially if you were eligible for a mission assignment.
Welcome to Maryknoll Mission in Africa
The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers began missionary work in Africa in 1946. Initially working in Tanganyika (now known as Tanzania), the work soon expanded into Kenya, as well.
Where We Work
The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers began missionary work in Africa in 1946. We have worked in many countries.
The early work of Maryknoll focused on primary evangelization, establishing parishes, building schools and clinics, and proclaiming the Word of God in places where it had never been heard. Maryknoll