Matt Rousso

Matt Rousso

Martes, 27 Junio 2017 19:31

NOLA Marches Forward

Matt Rousso – New Orleans Chapter

Marching Affiliates: Maria Victoire, Matt Rousso, Kevin Cahalan, Charlie Freel, Kim Nunez

New Orleans Chapter Affiliates participated in the New Orleans Peoples’ Climate March on Saturday, April 29th, joining thousands from around the country. Kevin Cahalan prepared our marching banner, highlighting Pope Francis’ words from Laudato Sí, “The earth, our common home, is beginning to look like an immense pile of filth.”  One lady from Fort Worth, Texas, who was attracted to our banner, came up to our group proclaiming her great affection for Pope Francis. In addition to our five Affiliates, there were some 400-500 participants shouting in a loud voice:  “This is what democracy looks like!”

Domingo, 28 Febrero 2016 23:33

Regional Conference in New Orleans

The New Orleans Chapter of Maryknoll Affiliates invites all Affiliates to their Regional Conference! Spend a weekend on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain with fellow Affiliates and other Maryknollers. Hear and discuss the messages of the keynote speakers:

  • Matt Rousso will talk about “Mission as Accompaniment” and the role of dialogue in mission.
  • Felicia and Jason Gehrig, returned Maryknoll Lay Missioners living in Ft. Worth, TX, will be “Telling Our Mission Stories.” 

The schedule includes time for prayer and reflection, as well as many opportunities to connect with others during community-building activities, over meals, and at a Cajun fais do do and talent show. You will also gain access to Fr. Gerry Kelly, MM’s Third Wave resources for mission education.

  • When: Friday evening – Sunday morning, September 30 – October 2, 2016
  • Where: Archdiocesan Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie, LA 70006
  • Cost: Registration – $10; Room/Meals for two nights – $150 

(Arrangements may be made to extend your stay before or after the conference.)

  • Contact for more information: 

               Matt Rousso – 504-866-8516 or 504-376-4142

               Registration:  Jim Huck –  Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. or Janet Rousso – Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

 Take advantage of this opportunity to see a different side of vibrant  and historic New Orleans. 

Domingo, 28 Febrero 2016 05:44

Mignon, Our Precious Friend

Matt Rousso – New Orleans Chapter

Mignon Wolfe (82), a longtime Affiliate with the New Orleans Chapter, went home to God on January 2nd with a heart full of love and dressed with her red dancing shoes!  Mignon suffered a stroke in October 2015 and worked hard in therapy to recover her loss of memory. She returned home just before Christmas with the hope and motivation of being well again. Unfortunately, she had a second stroke on January 2nd and did not regain consciousness.

Mignon, a free spirit known for her energy, joy, and love of God, loved everyone as her best and “precious friend.” With a brother who is a former Maryknoller, naturally she joined our Affiliate group as soon as we began. As an Affiliate, Mignon was committed to Maryknoll and to our community, praying in earnest for each of us, especially during our involvement in mission immersion trips and other projects. We will miss Mignon—our precious friend.


Miércoles, 23 Diciembre 2015 23:22

An Act of Mercy 

Matt Rousso – New Orleans Chapter

Tuesday of Thanksgiving week, my wife Janet, along with a friend and co-volunteer from the St. Vincent de Paul Learning Center, took over our kitchen and began a feverish cooking spree. Several hours later, they filled the trunk of their car with huge pans of bread stuffing, bowls of salad, cranberry relish, etc., and headed for a center in one of the impoverished neighborhoods of New Orleans. There they met up with five other Maryknoll Affiliates and five volunteers from the Catholic Worker House. Along with Janet and Francis’s pans of food, more pans of mashed potatoes, baked turkeys, bread, and desserts were brought in and set up for serving.

Sábado, 31 Octubre 2015 19:06

Russell D. Carll—We Miss Him

Matt Rousso – New Orleans Chapter

The Affiliates of New Orleans mourned the death of one of our very well liked and respected New members in early October. Though he, along with his wife Angela, was an Affiliate for only three short years, he always chided Matt for not inviting him to join the Maryknoll Affiliates earlier.

Besides being a good Affiliate, Russ was very active in many civic and church affairs. One of his friends described the Russ we knew: “He modeled what it was to be a Christian without pretension. He loved life; he loved people; he loved his family. ‘Professor Past,’ his clown name, was generous with his time and loved not only to entertain but to visit with those in the nursing homes. Sometimes faced with difficult choices, love was always the deciding factor.” 

We all miss him!



Matt Rousso – New Orleans Chapter

Dates: September 30th – October 7, 2014.

Cost: Only $450 plus airfare

Only a few weeks left to sign up for this experience!  Matt Rousso (New Orleans Mission Ed Director)  and Fr. Gerry Kelly, MM (Houston Director) will lead this Immersion Program which promises to be very exciting. 

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