We continue to see widening economic disparity between the rich and the poor in all parts of the world and a lack of basic resources. Access to health, education, and employment remains a challenge for developing and non-industrialized countries. In nations marred by political conflict and violence, efforts of peace, reconciliation, and democratization are slow.
Maryknoll Lay Missioners, inspired by the mission of Jesus, live and work with poor communities around the world to respond to these realities by making contributions and sustainable improvements in education, healthcare, justice and peace, faith formation/pastoral care, and sustainable development.
Immersion as Pilgrimage
All of the major religious traditions include pilgrimage as a principal spiritual activity. Your Friends Across Borders immersion experience is a pilgrimage. It’s a journey, a quest, and an adventure.
Maryknoll Lay Missioners seek to share their experience of the world and invite you and your community or friends to go on a pilgrimage with us. We call you to experience the presence of God in a sacred culture with graced people. We invite you to meet our missioner community and to learn about the lives, struggles, joys, and hopes of the people in the cultures and lands where we live and work.