Maryknoll in the City in the Sun

As the major city in East Africa, Nairobi has always played a key supportive role to Maryknoll's missions throughout Africa. Recent years have seen quite a few priests and brothers working in this urban setting – both in parishes and in specialized ministries. Today there are nine Maryknollers in the Nairobi area.

On the Swahili Coast


East Africa's Indian Ocean coast has been home to the Swahili people for over a thousand years – since the first Arabs traders arrived in their dhows. Maryknoll arrived in the Mombasa Diocese in 1980. Since then, fifteen Maryknollers have served in different apostolates ranging from parish ministry to teaching in college and secondary schools.

Two Maryknollers continue to serve the people in this Kenya coastal city through specialized ministries.

Visit the Maryknoll Mombasa Family website!