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Maryknoll marks centennial of first sending of missionaries

MARYKNOLL (CNS): One hundred years after receiving Vatican approval to begin missionary work in China, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers kicked off a year-long celebration of their centennial by recalling the “original inspiration and holy stubbornness” of the society’s founders during a celebratory centennial Mass on April 2 in Maryknoll, New York, the United States of America.
 
Maryknoll superior general, Father Raymond Finch, was the main celebrant of the Mass at the Queen of Apostles Chapel at the Maryknoll Society Centre.

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Farewell to longtime Maryknoll missionary

HONG KONG (SE): The Mary-knoll Fathers and Brothers in Hong Kong announced the death of their brother, Father John Geitner, who passed away on 20 February 2018. He was 90-year-old and was approaching the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
 
Father Geitner was born on 31 October 1927 in New York City, the United States of America (US). He was ordained to the priesthood at Maryknoll, New York, on 13 June 1953 and then earned both a Bachelor of Science then a Masters degree in Biology. 
 

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Bon voyage to warrior for the underdog

HONG KONG (SE): As the Maryknoll coordinator, Father John Ahearn, farewelled the iconic society house in Stanley, he also wished 86-year-old Father Thomas Peyton well in retirement, as he finally packs his bags to leave Hong Kong after 35 years working in the territory.

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A farewell to historic Maryknoll House

HONG KONG (SE): The Church in Hong Kong is losing an iconic landmark.

On October 5, the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers hosted a simple barbecue for friends and clergy to bid farewell to their home at the Maryknoll Centre House in Stanley, which has fallen victim to changing times and new needs.

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Fanfare for the common man

A veteran of many years in Hong Kong, Maryknoll Father Ron Saucci died at the society’s home in New York, the United States of America (US), on September 2.

He had been told more than nine years ago that he had only months to live, but as the hymn says, “Lord, I keep so busy workin’ for the kingdom... Ain’t got time to die.”

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Maryknoll Sisters celebrate the living heritage of 100 years of mission

 

HONG KONG (SE): “Thank you for believing in us and thank you to those who have picked up the mantle and run with it,” said Sister Sue Glass in welcoming people to a Mass celebrated at St. Teresa’s in Kowloon to mark the centennial of the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic.

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