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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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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.

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Sunday, 01 November 2015 06:07

Yes! The world needs Maryknoll Affiliates. Bob Short emphasized this at two Regional Affiliate Conferences this summer and now in this NSFA.

This issue also includes a tribute to Ann Carr by the Board and other Maryknollers for her many years of service as she leaves the Affiliate Board. Please post your special memory of Ann on the Maryknoll Affiliate Facebook page.

We’ve also been inspired by the Pope’s US visit and his challenging environmental encyclical. Several Chapters, including Los Angeles, Seattle, Sacramento, and New Orleans, plan to study and reflect on Laudato Si. The USCCB’s discussion guide and the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns’ newsletter, Encounters, add to the conversation.  John Moritz’s formation article on Prophetic Witness also provides reflection questions that could be used in an Affiliate gathering.

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News from the Maryknoll Affiliate Board: 

  • At the October 2015 Board meeting, David Schaffner was selected to replace Ann Carr, the outgoing Chair, and will serve as Chair for the next year. 
  • Coming Soon! The annual request that you help cover our operating budget will arrive in your mailbox by December. Please be prayerful and generous in your response. 

Articles in this issue:

Come and See – "When asked, 'What did you do?' my reply is, 'We played with the children, giving them our attention. We met with the elderly, showing them they, too, were worthy of our visit.' "—Santa Orlando


The World Needs Maryknoll Affiliates – "When asked if the Affiliate movement was beginning to wind down, she immediately replied, “No! It can’t wind down; so much in the world needs people with our vision and commitment.”—Bob Short


Creating a Context for MaryKnoll’s work in the Global South – "In an age of rapid globalization and gaping wealth disparity, Pope Francis’ message transcends religion, culture, and language, calling us to end the systems that cause disenfranchisement and despair."—David Stoker

An Appreciation of Ann Carr – "The future of Maryknoll will be a reflection of your leadership."—John Moritz

When New Orleans Affiliates Meet... – "We share what we’re doing but don’t spend a lot of time socializing."

New Northwestern Regional Coordinators – "Janet and Ralph make a great RC team.."

Whose Prophet Am I? – "By where we live, what kind of car we drive, everything we do, we proclaim what we hold dear to us."—John Moritz 

To read this issue in its print version, you may access and download the pdf at Downloads- Not So Far Afield. And don't miss the entries in this issue's Features and  The Board and EC Speak!


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.