Maryknoll Sister Recognized

Sr. Jean Fallon, MM, was recently recognized as a distinguished alumna of Holy Names Academy in Seattle. Read more about Sr. Jean below, as well as her words of acceptance of this honor.


"As a Maryknoll sister, [Sister Jean] studied Japanese at the Yale University Institute of Foreign Languages. For 23 years she found something worth living for in her parish ministry in the Kyoto diocese. She was energized by her participation in the World Awareness Group that fostered a better understanding of global situations. She was enthused by her work with the Nuclear Issues Committee. She continued to move ahead with her passion for justice when she returned to the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and through her involvement with the United Nations...Since 2005 to 2011, Sister Jean has travelled to Palestine several times and lived with the Christian Peacemaker Team in learning to understand what has happened to the Palestinian children in the occupied Palestinian Territory. She has spoken out on behalf of teens who have been arrested and separated from their families. Along with others she has worked to make it safe for Palestinian women and children to get to school or to the market."

- Sister Mary Annette Dworshak, SNJM

Read Sr. Dworshak's entire introduction

Read Sr. Jean's words of acceptance

Sr. Jean Fallon with Fr. Thomas J. Marti
at the Maryknoll Mission House in Seattle