The Phoenix Chapter tries to gather once a month, rotating among the homes of our affiliates. Each meeting includes a meal with the main course provided by the host and supplemented by the group. There has been such a fabulous array of unique and delicious dishes prepared for the group (ranging from 8 - 12) that the it was finally agreed that the tantalizing aromas should not end with that evening but rather be shared with other affiliates.
Our first contribution is a fabulous hot-weather salad doubled by the host for our purposes.
Educating Youth in the Fight Against Injustice and Violence
As several of the affiliates in our group are also involved in youth ministry within our local diocese, we were thrilled to see the SOA highlighted in the teen group literature to be used for one of our fall weekend sessions. We were able to take this opportunity to present the film Convictions: Prisoners of Conscience, depicting the peaceful demonstrations that have taken place at Fort Benning over the last 20 years to close the School of the Americas.
Our Chapter had the opportunity to spend evenings with a Maryknoll Father and Sister, each sharing about their respective missions overseas.