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Fr. Makarios Isaac-Biography

Fr. Makarios Isaac is an associate priest working with Maryknoll. An Egyptian by birth, he has had a long relationship with Maryknollers and spent many years in Ontario, Canada

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John Conway-Biography

Father John Conway was born in Manhattan, New York City, on May 13, 1930, to Edmund and Mary Gaine Conway. His early education was at St. Bernard's High School and St. Joseph's Juniorate. He entered the Christian Brothers in 1948 and had graduate education at Catholic University and Manhattan College. As a Christian Brother, he taught High School from 1953 until 1969. He entered Maryknoll at the Hingham Novitiate in September 1970. Having already completed extensive theological studies as a Christian Brother, he served a three-year probation period consisting of a year at the Hingham novitiate and two years in an Overseas Training Program in Tanzania, where he had previously worked as a Christian Brother for six years. He was...

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Michael Kirwen-Biography

Rev. Prof. Michael C. Kirwen, M.M., the founder of the MIAS program and a professor of interdisciplinary studies, is the Director, Dean of studies and Associate Dean of Saint Mary's University, Minnesota. He holds a Ph.D. in theology in the area of special interdisciplinary studies combining theology and anthropology from the University of Saint Michael's College, Toronto. He teaches courses in Contextual Theology, Cross-civilizational Ministry, African Religion and Cultures, and Field Research Methodology. As a Maryknoll Missioner, he has been a resident of East Africa since 1963 combining pastoral work among the Luo people with writing, field research, and teaching. Visit the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies website

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Fr.Lance Nadeau

Lance Nadeau is chaplain of Kenyatta University. His home is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visit the Kenyatta University Catholic Chaplaincy website.

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Kenneth Thesing-Biography

Kenneth Francis Thesing was born on May 9, 1942, in Lewiston, Minnesota, son of Theodore John and Evelyn Regina Thesing. He has nine brothers, one of whom is Father Gilbert Thesing, O.P. working since 1968 in Nigeria, West Africa. The others are married with their own families. Ken attended the public schools in Lewiston and graduated from high school in June 1960. He completed one year of studies at St. Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota. On September 6, 1961 Ken entered Maryknoll College, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He became the Editor of the College publication called "DuPage", and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy on June 7, 1964. At Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining, New York, he received his Bachelor...

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Richard Quinn-Biography

Father Richard James Quinn was born on September 27, 1926 in Passaic, New Jersey, son of William John and Mary Holland Quinn. He has four brothers and one sister. Richard attended St. Paul's Grammar School and graduated from Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic. He entered Maryknoll Apostolic College (Venard), Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania on July 2, 1945. At Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining, New York, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in June 1949, his Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree in June 1953 and his Master of Religious Education degree in June 1954. Richard was ordained a priest in Annunciation Chapel at the Maryknoll Sisters Motherhouse, Ossining on June 12, 1954. Following his ordination, Father Quinn was...

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Joseph Healey-Biography

Joseph Graham Healey was born on April 29, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, son of John Anthony Healey and Virginia Mary Graham. At an early age his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. He has two brothers, three stepbrothers and one sister. He attended Gilman School and graduated from Portsmouth Abbey High School in Rhode Island in June 1956. After three years at Princeton University he entered Maryknoll College, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, on September 4, 1959. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Maryknoll College in June 1961, and his Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Maryknoll Seminary, New York. He was ordained a priest there on June 11, 1966. After ordination, Father Healey received a Masters degree...

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John Lange-Biography

Father John J. Lange, one of seven children, two brothers and four sisters, was born to John and Cecelia Roediger Lange in Dubuque, Iowa, on January 18, 1931. He attended Nativity Parish grammar school and Loras High School, both in Dubuque and entered Maryknoll on November 13, 1949. Father Lange was ordained on June 14, 1958 and assigned to the Maryknoll Development House in Minneapolis, Minnesota until April 1962, at which time he traveled by boat to the Tanzania, East Africa Region. Because of his mission experience Father John was reassigned to Development work in July 1968. He was appointed Regional Director and Superior of the Minneapolis House in 1969 and continued in this position, until he was reassigned to...

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