What does Maryknoll mean to you?
To us Maryknollers, it should be a name that holds immense weight and values. Mother Mary Joseph, the foundress of the Maryknoll Sisters, talked of generosity and she asked us to think about the following questions:
How do I affect others?
What can I do for others?
How can I share the grief of others?
Mother Mary Joseph asked us to think only of others so that you won’t have time to think of yourself. Then you will discover the true meaning of generosity.
She also talked of charity. If you love Maryknoll, you will put aside your self-love and self- interests and live in the spirit of charity.
She described the Maryknoll spirit as the naturalness of manner, frankness and openness. She also shed light on the true meaning of perfection. “For all of us, perfection really lies in working to the very best of our ability.”
This list goes on. As members of the Maryknoll family, let us all embrace the Maryknoll spirit and strive to model our lives on these virtues.
God bless you.
Dr. Maria Lee