Experimentamos la misión al conectarnos con el otro, en ocasiones en tierras lejanas, pero primero en nuestras propias comunidades
Rezamos con y por quienes están en misión, por aquellos en estado de necesidad, por nuestra tierra y para que…
Aprendemos de la riqueza de la diversidad cultural y religiosa, asimismo promovemos el respeto a nuestros hermanas y hermanos alrededor…
Trabajamos por la justicia y la paz, de manera solidaria con el pobre, el oprimido y las personas excluidas del mundo
El Papa Francisco en varias ocasiones y con mucho entusiasmo nos ha invitado a unirnos en una “Revolución de la Ternura”. Pero, ¿En qué consiste esta Revolución de la Ternura? En este artículo se presentan algunos recursos que pueden permitirnos acercarnos a esta propuesta del Papa Francisco desde sus propias palabras. Los compartimos con la intención que pueda ser una fuente para reflexionar y responder, de forma individual y en comunidad, a esta propuesta del Papa Francisco.
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Co-editor Paula here, filling in for co-editor Mary as she and her husband Manny are on the road. I like to refer to them as the Affiliate ambassadors-at-large.
This issue is filled with Action and Community. Chapters from South Korea to Petaluma to Houston have reflected on their Affiliate lives. Mary and Manny report on chapters they visited as they crossed the US to attend the Maryknoll Affiliates’ April board meeting at the Maryknoll Sisters’ in Ossining, NY. That included participating in the Northeast Region’s conference on Balance. To round out this issue, we have invitations to attend the Maryknoll Sisters’ Mission Institute, to take an online class, to get involved in Quo Vadis, or to read a good book.
On Mary and Manny’s return trek, they have visited several more chapters, which we’ll hear about in the next issue. As they travel, they are organizing a Northwest Regional mini-conference on active nonviolence for September 22 in Portland. Mary says, “Y’all come!”
Balance, the Earth, and Contemplative Dialog – Several groups thought that if their chapter had one project that they all worked on, it would help unify and animate their chapter.
Mission – Nonviolence in Portland, Oregon – Gather with Affiliates and with others to learn active nonviolent approaches to addressing the challenges before us.
Ministry to Detainees in Washington – "Volunteering at the NW Detention Center has given me a greater respect for the detainees..."—Pat Bader
Petaluma Affiliates in Mission – The McFarlands’ cautious “Yes” was echoed throughout the community.
South Korea Meeting Notes – "One person talked about the need to listen to the people we serve."—Russ Feldmeier
The Good Samaritan in Mission – "Had I not been the class facilitator, I fear I would have joined the passersby and gone on home without intervening."—Bertha Haas
Connecting in Anaheim – "As we learned at the 2017 MAC, we are all connected, and the impact of our actions can be widespread."—Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss
Houston Update – "Eight months later, many houses are still not livable, mostly "because the people don’t have the money to buy materials."—Bob Kleeman
Southern (Maryknoll) Hospitality – Vivien emphasized being compassionate whether we consider ourselves liberal, progressive, or conservative.
Bringing Immersion Home – "...maybe this is indeed what I am called to do with what I brought home from my mission experience."—Kim Nunez
Finding Our Way – "We looked at what was important to us of the four pillars and saw that they all work together."
A Call to Action – Can you help organize workshops in your area?
March for Our Lives – Pope Francis recently commended youth who are raising their voices and encouraged them to continue speaking up.
Learn How to Transform Capitalism – Now [the Presencing Institute is] offering the free “Transforming Capitalism Lab”...
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