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Maryknoll Sisters: 100 Years of Service in China


Sister Sue Glass. Courtesy Maryknoll Sisters

On September 12, 2021, the Maryknoll Sisters celebrated a century of service in China.


The original Maryknoll mission to China set sail on September 24, 1921. It consisted of six Sisters and two priests. Today, there are eight Maryknoll Sisters doing missionary work in Hong Kong and five Maryknoll priests in the country.


It was through the collaborative efforts of

Maryknoll, the Jesuits, other religious orders, and concerned U.S. bishops that China Association was established in 1989. At the time, it was known as the United States

Catholic China Bureau and based at Seton Hall University. Maryknoll Sister Janet Carroll served as its founding executive director.


Sr. Imelda Sheridan (left) Sr. Barbara Froehlich (right) on board the Monteagle in route to China. Courtesy Maryknoll Sisters

We offer the Maryknoll Sisters our congratulations and gratitude for all they have done for our organization and for the people and the Church in China.


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