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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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Diverse people coming together in the local Chapter form a core community of support, while connecting with other Chapters and Maryknoll Missioners around the world.

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Spirituality

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.

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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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Sunday, 30 August 2015 00:00

 

Is your chapter participating in the 2015 Campaign Nonviolence? September 21 to 27, 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 paceebene.org for a listing of events in your area. The next NSFA will report on actions by Affiliates - send your news to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saturday, 29 August 2015 00:00

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, 26 August 2015 00:00
Ronni Gilligan
(l-r) Jim Coady, Agnes Walsh, Ann Coady and Ronni

Veronica (Ronni) Gilligan, Contact Person for the Long Island Chapter and dedicated Maryknoll Affiliate for many years passed on peacefully to new life - as Ron Guidry put it on Saturday evening 8/22.

In an email on Monday Jack Sullivan MM wrote of Ronni:

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Ronni's death when I opened my email just a while ago.  I worked with Ronni when I was first with the Affiliates as Co-coordinator with Fred Goddard and Janet Srebalus; Ronni was a member of the Affiliate Board then.  She was always deeply committed to the Affiliates and to Kin-dom of God values.  We all now have a very active member of the "Heaven-Here-and-Now" Chapter.  I will be remembering her in memory images, prayer and Eucharist.

She is not "resting" but very much ALIVE in peace...Jack Sullivan

 

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 01:10

Check it out - 

https://www.facebook.com/maryknollaffiliates?fref=ts

and share your activities  or ideas.

Mary

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 05:34

Jean and I spent ten weeks in Asia earlier this year. Initially we were in Japan for a week and then went on to Bangkok, Thailand for six weeks where we taught English to Buddhist monks in a program sponsored by Maryknoll. During our last three weeks we toured China. It was a wonderful opportunity to experience worlds very different from our own in the US. Below is a slide show we hope you enjoy

Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:15

The Western Regional Conference was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, over Labor Day Weekend. Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss wrote:

Affiliates from 13 chapters gathered in arid Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Western Region Maryknoll Affiliate Conference to contemplate Water as Sanctifier and Quencher. Inside a sumptuous casino/resort we drank from metal water bottles bearing the Affiliate logo, while outdoor temperatures over the Labor Day Weekend soared to nearly 100 degrees. Indoors we heard the biblical treatment of water and of current water issues around the world. Sr. Rose Marie Cecchini M.M. told of the poisoning of aquifers by uranium mining on the Native People's lands near Gallup NM where she now works. A video,”Water For All” and our prayer and discussions motivated us to be better informed and to affirm the resolution that “Every Friday Maryknoll Affiliates will make special efforts to be aware of and to conserve water to be in solidarity with those suffering a lack of water.”

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:00
Ronni Gilligan
(l-r) Jim Coady, Agnes Walsh, Ann Coady and Ronni

Veronica (Ronni) Gilligan, Contact Person for the Long Island Chapter and dedicated Maryknoll Affiliate for many years passed on peacefully to new life - as Ron Guidry put it on Saturday evening 8/22.

In an email on Monday Jack Sullivan MM wrote of Ronni:

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Ronni's death when I opened my email just a while ago.  I worked with Ronni when I was first with the Affiliates as Co-coordinator with Fred Goddard and Janet Srebalus; Ronni was a member of the Affiliate Board then.  She was always deeply committed to the Affiliates and to Kin-dom of God values.  We all now have a very active member of the "Heaven-Here-and-Now" Chapter.  I will be remembering her in memory images, prayer and Eucharist.

She is not "resting" but very much ALIVE in peace...Jack Sullivan

 

Thursday, 20 August 2015 00:00

For many years we have been requesting that MK Affiliates be included on the Maryknoll.org landing page.  Up until the present, only the Society, Congregation and MKLMs were on that page. At the last Joint Meeting of Leadership (JML) all the leadership there (Sisters, Lay Missioners, Priest/Brothers and ourselves strongly expressed favor with Affiliate inclusion on the landing page.  Now it has happened.  If you go to Maryknoll.org you'll see that we are now included along with the Sisters/Fathers & Brothers/MKLM's.  Having us on the Maryknoll.org landing site should boost our web hits fairly significantly. 

It's wonderful to see that collaboration with all the expressions in Maryknoll continues to move forward.

 

Sunday, 16 August 2015 00:00

From Agnes Walsh

Veronica(Ronni) Gilligan, contact person for the Long Island Affiliate Chapter was admitted to a Hospice House on August 13th. Ronni requested prayers so it would be a source of comfort and consolation for her to know that Maryknoll Affiliates across the land are praying with her at this time. 

In the July/ August 2015 Not So Far Afield Newsletter John Moritz (Regional Coordinator with his wife Mary from Florida) agreed with Steve Judd, MM that there are three traditional traits that characterize Maryknoll Spirituality and Maryknollers - affability, availability & adaptability.  Ronni attracted people because of her affability, availability,and adaptability.

Please pray for Ronni

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Friday, 24 July 2015 00:00

A MONTHLY LETTER FROM ORBIS BOOKS PUBLISHER, ROBERT ELLSBERG

 

Robert Ellsberg
        Robert Ellsberg

Robert EllsbergIt was wonderful to find in Pope Francis's new encyclical on the environment a footnote acknowledging "the contribution of Father Teilhard de Chardin." In his own lifetime Teilhard was silenced by the Vatican. But now he is widely recognized as a prophetic seer who challenged the church to reevaluate old theological concepts in light of new scientific paradigms. Just this year we have published two volumes on Teilhard: Ilia Delio, editor, From Teilhard to Omega and Kathleen Duffy's Teilhard's Mysticism. But for those seeking a general overview, there is no better source than Ursula King's lavishly illustrated biography, Spirit of Fire: The Life and Vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, which Orbis has just released in a revised edition. Teilhard's story is one of high drama and spiritual adventure. And now his message, at last, is invoked in church teaching on the most vital subject of our time: "care for our common home."

It will be a long time before we fully absorb and register the impact of Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si' or "Blessed Be"—a title derived from the opening words of St. Francis's Canticle of the Creatures. Soon we hope to release a critical edition of the encyclical, including a review of Catholic teaching on the environment. In the meantime, we are pleased to find echoed in the pope's words the work of numerous Orbis authors, particularly Leonardo Boff, whose Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor was among the first to draw the connections between ecology and liberation theology. His more recent collaboration with Mark Hathaway, The Tao of Liberation: Exploring the Ecology of Transformation is an extended treatment of the insight that forms a recurring theme in Pope Francis's encyclical: "everything is interrelated."

That theme has taken on a different significance with the recent act of terrorism in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine African Americans were murdered during a Bible study at "Mother Emanuel" Church. Kelly Brown Douglas, author of our recent book Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, has offered a powerful reflection on the meaning of this incident within the wider context of America's racialized history. (See "Praying While Black"; see also James Cone's The Cross and the Lynching Tree.)

Racism is undoubtedly America's original sin. The rising tally of its victims has evoked a new slogan: Black Lives Matter. There is a direct link between that slogan and the theme of Laudato Si'. Ultimately, as Pope Francis shows, the impulse to act as if certain lives don't really matter is connected to a wider disregard of our oneness and interconnection—with other human beings, certainly, but also with other creatures and ultimately with the earth itself. Our disregard for this connection is a sign of profound spiritual sickness. The cries from Charleston, the cry of the poor, the cry of the earth are all related. We ignore them at our peril.

Blessings,

Robert Ellsberg
Publisher

Sunday, 30 August 2015 00:00

 

Is your chapter participating in the 2015 Campaign Nonviolence? September 21 to 27, 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 paceebene.org for a listing of events in your area. The next NSFA will report on actions by Affiliates - send your news to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saturday, 29 August 2015 00:00

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

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:

  •  

    Early-Bird  
    by June 30

    After
    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:

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        Phone –  425-821-1737 

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