Events (5)

In this section you will find information related to past and upcoming Conferences. These are primarily conferences of the Maryknoll Affiliates, past and upcoming. You may also find information on some other conferences relevant to the Maryknoll Affiliates.

Sunday, 30 August 2015 00:00

Campaign Nonviolence

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Is your chapter participating in the 2017 Campaign Nonviolence? September 16 - 24, hundreds of groups across the country will be taking action to end war, poverty, and climate change. Some groups are connecting the environmental message of Pope Francis in Laudato Si with their Campaign Nonviolence event. See for a listing of events in your area. Affiliates, please report your actions to the NSFA - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Save this date: September 30 – October 2, 2016

Hosts: New Orleans/Gulf South Affiliate Chapter 

Conference theme: Walking Each Other Home—Mission as Accompaniment 

Location: Archdiocesan Retreat Center

Contact: Matt Rousso This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information in 2016



Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

Midwest Affiliate Retreat

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August 14-16 – Green Lake Conference Ctr.,  WI

Renewing the Joy of Mission—Shifting Into the Future


Four chapters are collaborating on this summer event, with 36 participants from eight of our eleven Midwest Affiliate Chapters already registered. We also welcome anyone interested in learning about the Affiliates.

 We will reflect and dialog on our four pillars, priorities, key values, changes, challenges, hopes and concerns. Emmaus walks and sharing of our local and global activities will help us find renewed hope and joy in living our dreams. We plan to get to know our Maryknoll Affiliates in the Midwest and take time to reflect on where we ourselves, and we together, will go from here.    

Spend this mid-August weekend at a lakeside retreat enjoying sumptuous healthy food choices, elegant historic and natural surroundings, and gracious hospitality. To receive your registration form, e-mail Kathleen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

Western Regional Affiliate Conference

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Love in Action – Mission on the Margins

The Seattle Chapter was formed about 20 years ago. Within the past two years, some Affiliate members of the Seattle Chapter have done short-term overseas experiences in Mexico, Thailand, Tanzania, and El Salvador. Because Affiliates are becoming such active and vital links in the Maryknoll movement, the Seattle Affiliate Chapter is sponsoring a Western Regional Conference to discuss the importance of Mission and the role of lay people in Mission. 

General session speakers: 

  • Bob Short, Executive Coordinator of Maryknoll Affiliates
  • Gloria Burton, CCS Director of Farmworker Initiative for Catholic Housing Services
  • Renate Schneider, Executive Director of Haitian Connection.

Breakout sessions: 

  • Fair Trade Coffee – Barb Luxenberg 
  • Skagit Valley Migrant Workers – José Ortiz
  • Micro Financing – Tom Mailhot
  • El Salvador – Joe Hastings
  • Earth Ministry – Jessie Dye
  • Human Trafficking – Anna Clarke 

Conference dates: August 7-9, 2015

Conference location: Seattle University’s LeRoux Conference Center. Housing in Bellarmine Hall. 

Conference fees—3 days, including meals & lodging:


    by June 30

    June 30

    Double – per person $220.00 $250.00
    Single $250.00 $280.00
    Commuter (no lodging) $150.00 $180.00  

Questions? Please contact Al Drinkwine:

        Email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

        Phone –  425-821-1737 

Register online now at 2015 Registration Form 
Print the
Registration Form and mail it with your check to:

        Al Drinkwine
        14004 119th Ave NE
        Kirkland, WA 98034

Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00

Midwest Gathering

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Kathleen (Kathie) Gribble – Fox Cities Chapter

Midwest Maryknoll Affiliates are planning a retreat at Green Lake Conference Center, Wisconsin. It is scheduled for August 14-16, 2015. So far, 32 Affiliates from ten Midwest chapters are planning to come. 

This will be an awesome setting to gather, share our stories, reconnect with each other, and deepen our love of the Creator and God’s mission. 

Members of other chapters are also welcome and can register by May, 2015. Check out the website of Green Lake: