In Maryknoll , we believe that every person is an individual intended by
God for what she is meant to be. Our mission is hence to cultivate the best that God gave each one,
without sacrificing individuality and yet recognizing a common goodness.
Everyone has her own gifts from God, and one may be stronger in an area and yet weaker in another. We have to be open and be conscious of what gifts we have inherited and to allow them to blossom. We also need to set realistic objectives and know how to achieve them. For areas where we have underachieved, we transform our mistakes into sources of information for what we shouldn’t do.
School is a place where you can feel safe and loved, where you are encouraged to hypothesize, experiment, and to enjoy. It is by living and doing that we grow and mature. It is a process where we learn to value ourselves after every success, no matter how small. A consciousness of the self enables us to recognize qualities that people see in us, as well as interesting aspects of ourselves and to learn to love ourselves as we are.
“When we really love ourselves, when we approve of and accept ourselves as we are, everything in our life works. It’s as though little miracles spring up everywhere” (Louise Hay)
This year, we celebrate the Maryknoll Sisters’ Centennial Year, and we are happy that Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, founder of Maryknoll Sisters, has been honoured as one of the nine American women included in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Also, award-winning director, Nancy Tong, a ’71 alumna of MCS, has produced a loving homepage to the Sisters with a cinematic portrayal of the women who devoted themselves to the care and education of people in need —“Trailblazers in Habits”. We look forward to learning much about the work of love of our Sisters and reflect on how we can carry forth this torch of love, to home, to country, to the world.
God bless you.
Dr. Maria Lee