Non Nobis Domine: The Maryknoll Centennial Mass

As James Keane, S.J., pointed out in a recent issue of our magazine, this year marks the 100th anniversary of Maryknoll. And given the order's long history of service to the church and to countries around the world, it certainly has reason to celebrate. Dozens of events have been planned, and the latest calendar can be found here.

America visited Maryknoll headquarters in (appropriately) Maryknoll, N.Y., on the occasion of the Centennial Mass, held June 29, 2011, in honor of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. The Maryknoll Centennial Choir performed a stirring entrance Hymn, "Non Nobis Domine," inspired by Psalm 115:1: "Not to us, O Lord, but to your name be the glory." The choir was directed by Lucille Naughton and it was composed of Maryknoll Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Lay Missioners, employees, neighbors and friends. The Mass took place in the Maryknoll chapel at the headquarters. We'll post a video report about the history of Maryknoll, starring online editor Tim Reidy, soon. For now, you can catch a glimpse of the celebration—and the choir's extensive talents—in the short video, below.

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ed gleason
7 years 8 months ago
In 1947 my eighth grade class of thirty boys made the short bus ride to Maryknoll on the hill. It was filled to the brim with returning veterans as seminarians, many of whom had already been well traveled to distant lands and were ready to go back out with the Gospel instead of guns.
We boys played basketball and touch football with them, heard their stories and on the trip home 'sister' asked how many of us would consider such a vocation. I think about 25 of us raised our hands.[ One I know made it. ]
7 years 8 months ago
The Maryknolls started in our town as a group of a few priests and then moved to Ossining a few years later. They lived in a house now owned by a friend of ours.  High above them on the hill was Rosary Hill, who at that time was run by Mother Alphonsa, née Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, and one of the first organizations to care for cancer patients in the world.


http://www.concordma.com/magazine/autumn05/rosehawthorne.html 
Liam Richardson
7 years 8 months ago
FYI: The setting of Non Nobis Domine is, I believe, that which Patrick Doyle composed and was used in Kenneth Branagh's film, Henry V. 

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