The Maryknoll Affiliate Movement has two excellent newsletters.
As many of you reading this post can read Spanish, below is a link to NTLH. Click on the most recent edition. The content is in depth and the graphics often stunning. Go to: http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/ntlh
We are especially pleased to announce that Roxanne Hughes-Wheatland will be joining the Maryknoll Affiliate Board as of this month. Given her very substantial work schedule, we are especially grateful that Roxanne has accepted this position. Her personal and academic gifts are abundant as is her commitment to the mission vision we embrace as Maryknollers. The Affiliate movement can only benefit from her presence with us.
A member of the DC Chapter with Roxanne, said this about her on the nomination form:
As a practicing doctor in psychology she will bring a unique and professional element to the task of as a Board member. During the 4 years which I have been associated with the DC Chapter of the Affiliates, her consistent guidance keep us on tract, and help focus the meetings on current socially action issues both international and local. Her personality and personal experiences always was with a positive expression allowing each to express their full thoughts (even though we (I) would go on a bit passionately.) She is able to help all realize our unconscious prejudices while still remaining a prayful group.
I went to her website and have copied a few sentences from there (I'm hoping you'll give an OK on this Roxanne). I think it gives a hint of how she has blended academic training and skills with a commitment to those To see more go to: http://www.drhugheswheatland.com/about/
Dr. Roxanne Hughes-Wheatland received... a Ph.D. in neuropsychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and a Master's degree in international development from Gallaudet University. She has also received certification from the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS). She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings for over 20 years. Her clinical and research interests are brain injury, neurorehabilitation, deaf and hard of hearing children and adults, evaluation of individuals with low vision, and developmental disabilities in an international context.
Some of you met her in Guatemala at MAC 2017.
Welcome on Board Roxanne!!
April 21, Saturday (9am – 4pm)
Northeast Meeting - Maryknoll Sisters
April 19-22, Thursday – Sunday,
Affiliate Board Meeting – Maryknoll Sisters
Comments/Suggestions for Board
June 7-9, Thursday – Saturday
MK Mission Institute Golden Jubilee
Save the Date (more to follow)
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.
Hosts: New Orleans/Gulf South Affiliate Chapter
Conference theme: Walking Each Other Home—Mission as Accompaniment
Location: Archdiocesan Retreat Center
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:
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:
|Double – per person||$220.00||$250.00|
|Commuter (no lodging)||$150.00||$180.00|
Questions? Please contact Al Drinkwine:
Phone – 425-821-1737
News from and about Maryknoll Affiliate Chapters
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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
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.”
News and Information from the Maryknoll Affiliate Regions
Beginning January 6, 2010, the Feast of the Maryknoll Sister's 99th Anniversary of Foundation, the Maryknoll Sisters will share twenty-four reflections. These reflections will come out in the early days of each month of 2011 and 2012, as they look forward to, and then realize the various celebrations of the Maryknoll Sisters Centennial!
These writings can be used individually or in a group, on reflection days or at any other time. The Sisters write, "May they serve to bring all of us to a greater depth of understanding and love of the wonderful legacy that is ours!"