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We gather in small groups to be in mission to the world. Though each group is unique, all strive to build expanding circles of compassion through our practice of the pillars of Spirituality, Global Vision, Community and Action.

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Central to all Maryknoll Affiliate Chapters is coming together in prayerful gatherings and committing to Spirit-filled service wherever they work.


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We believe in a world that is made richer by its cultural and religious diversity, whether in countries around the globe or in our own communities.


Maryknoll Affiliates are committed to solidarity with the poor, oppressed and excluded persons of the world through actions for justice and peace.

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Not So Far Afield

Not So Far Afield is a bimonthly publication of the Maryknoll Affiliates. The name is a play on the title of the original Maryknoll Magazine: The Field Afar.

You may subscribe to Not So Far Afield by email or to be notified when it is posted on our website. Please click here to subscribe to the electronic PDF version email list. Click here to subscribe to the email notification when it is posted online. You may also download PDF versions of Not So Far Afield here.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

Easter and this issue are about new beginnings and renewal. Your co-editors are celebrating our third anniversary of the month we began our role on the NSFA in response to Fred Goddard’s planned departure as the Affiliates’ executive coordinator.  Since then, we have surveyed Affiliates about our communications; Paula has maintained our web presence with a blog and now on our updated website; and we have introduced some new features to the NSFA, such as the Easy Meeting: A Tale of Discernment.

The Affiliates are now updating and expanding our database and email list. Please respond to your Regional Coordinator and contact person, updating your and your chapter’s contact information. Also, be sure to complete the Board’s survey, introduced on page 1. We hope that every Affiliate who uses email will receive Affiliate email communications. If you wish, you may also receive the paper version of the NSFA.

An Affiliate has challenged us in what Bob Short characterized as a love letter to the NSFA. The letter said in part, “I have never enjoyed an issue of the NSFA as much as March/April 2015... Do it again, if you can.”

Only with your help can we do it again, and again. Please share your mission activities with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Articles in this issue:

Survey of the Affiliate Movement: A Call to Dialogue for all Affiliates – “As we move into the future and celebrate this great gift of our charism as Maryknoll Affiliates, we very much look forward to hearing from you. “—Ann Carr and Rich Lessard

Saying Goodbye to Bob Metzger – “In early March, the San Diego Chapter of Maryknoll Affiliates met in the home of Erin and Spencer Rickwa to remember Bob Metzger with stories, songs, and prayer.”—Joe Santos

A Day with Peace Activist Amos Gvirtz – “A peace activist and pacifist, his personal moral choices have come at a cost, being labeled a “self-hating Jew” shunned by family and community.”—David Stocker

Easy Meeting: A Tale of Discernment – “It's a way of trying to be in touch with what really gives us life and paying attention to how God is present in that.”—Jim and Karen Halberg Weaver

Return to Field of Dreams – “We hope these pictures of our time this year in Chipole, along with the readings, will give an idea of our journey.”—Roger and Kitty Schiltz 

A Return to Galilee – “Our 24-year-old movement, influenced by challenges within and beyond Maryknoll, is growing more international, responding to the wider prophetic voices of our Church and world.”—John Moritz and Ann Carr

Go to Events for details on:            

     Western Region Affiliate Conference – "Love in Action – Mission on the Margins"            

     Midwest Gathering – a retreat in Wisconsin

And look in the Features section

for poetry, prayer requests, and links to Maryknoll Sisters’ and MOGC news and events.

No Tan Lejos del Horizonte

No Tan Lejos del Horizonte es una publicación bimensual de los Afilados de Maryknoll.

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00

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.