Guitar of martyred lay missioner Jean Donovan

On Monday October 30, after the workshop, “Following the Non-Violent Jesus”, Fr. John Dear presented the guitar of martyred lay missioner Jean Donovan to Maryknoll Lay Missioners. In the picture Fr. John Dear with Class of 2017 holding Jean’s guitar.

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Meet a Missioner

Jean Donovan, Class of 1979
“Jean Donovan was a modern-day martyr, losing her life while caring for the poor in the midst of El Salvador’s bloody civil war. Thirty years later, her memory continues to inspire.” Fr. John Dear

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Are you called to mission? New: 2 1/2 year placements are available!
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Applications are now open for our 2017 Orientation class! Contact Karen at 914-467-8857 or

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Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia Immersion Program
Soak soabp buy chee uh tay? – Are you well and happy? Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) with these words of greeting of the Cambodian people welcomes you to the ancient culture of Cambodia – its natural wonders, its people and history.

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