“Faith without good works is dead.” These words of St. Paul have often inspired Maryknollers to work for integral human development in Africa. Improving the quality of human life is indicative of our belief in the holiness of human life and in God’s command to use our God-given talents to make this world a better place. Missioners are therefore concerned with improved housing, clean water, reforestation, ecology, and transportation. To see what some modern-day missionaries are doing, visit the links below.
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. In the intervening years, missions were opened in Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique, Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Namibia. As of 2010, there are 36 Maryknoll priests and Brothers serving in Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia, Sudan, and Ethiopia..