Friday, 21 April 2017 21:44
  1. Affiliate Board Meeting - May 5-7 - if you'd like to address comments or questions to the Board, contact Bob Short: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Peru Disaster Relief - Thanks to the incredible generosity of Affiliates, over $5,500 was raised.  Maryknoll Latin American Regional, Joe Fedora MM, has volunteered to distribute the money (in two distributions) to the Affiliates there.  Carlos Apcho, the spokes person in this effort for the Affiliates, has written to let us know that 8 Affiliates have already headed to the Department of Ancash in the north were so much of the devastation has taken place. They will be staying there and working with the people on many levels to help rebuild the villages. The Peruvian Affiliates have expressed their extreme gratitude for the solidarity that Affiliates in the U.S. and around the world have shown to them.
  3. MAC2017 - to date, 53 U.S. based Affiliates (including some presently living in other countries) and 20 Guatemalans have registered.  
    1. To register go to: http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/nossos-professores
    2. To request a Travel/Tuition Grant go to: https://goo.gl/aAzIoW
    3. To view a video of the Venue (Casa de Retiros Verbo Encarnado) go to the Affiliate Home Page and click on the video there: www.maryknollaffiliates.org

 

 

 

Sunday, 09 April 2017 22:04

As of April 9th we are approaching 60 registrations for the Conference - November 9 - 12, 2017.  About 1/2 of those

who registered have also signed up for one of the Mission Visits.  Below are links associated with the Conference:

TO REGISTER (Including for the Mission Visits):  http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/nossos-professores

TO MAKE PAYMENT: https://goo.gl/aAzIoW

TO REQUEST A TUITION/TRAVEL GRANT: http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/nossos-professores

    (This is also on the same page as the registration form.  You'll need to scroll down a bit further.)

TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE VENUEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qmZem8wd50&feature=youtu.be

If you have questions, please contact Bob Short at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 31 March 2017 20:09

April Updates - Week One

  1. Alpharetta, GA on June 3 - Gerald and Marita Grudzen, who are in the process of initiating a Chapter in Kenya (probably a hybrid virtual chapter) 
    will be speaking about their present work in Kenya at a major international conference on relations between Christians and Muslims and its relationship to Human Rights violations in various parts of the world. The title of the conference is Interreligious Dialogue and Human Rights: Affirming our Solidarity.  It will take place at the Istanbul Cultural Center is 551 N. Main St., Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA.

 

  1. MAC 2017 - It is exciting to report that registrations for this wonderful event - a one-time-in-a-life opportunity for many - are coming in from the U.S and abroad.  Additional information on specific details will continue to be posted.  However, if you have any questions, please feel free to write Bob Short at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  In order to get a better sense for the beautiful venue site, click on the link that follows.  The Youtube video is in Spanish (you can see how many words you can capture) and gives a pretty thorough look at the inside and outside grounds of Verbo Encarnado. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qmZem8wd50&feature=youtu.be

     

  2. Peru Disaster Relief Drive - the recently posted request for support from Affiliates to, in turn, support the Affiliates in Peru who are helping their people suffering from disastrous floods and landslides, has realized a more wonderful, fruitful response than we could have imagined.  The number of Affiliates who have contributed and the amount contributed is, again, beyond expectation.  The Affiliates in Lima and Arequipa will be surprised and elated with the solidarity shown by their sisters and brothers here.  We are in the process of working out the details to make this a efficacious undertaking.  Fr. Joe Fedora MM, in Peru has graciously volunteered to help with the distribution of funds over time.  As the money is still coming in, we do not yet have a total count, but it is more than sufficient to the need and therefore this short-term fund raising drive will be over as of Tuesday, April 4th. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SUPPORT AND GENEROSITY!!  Weather reports from Peru are predicting continuous heavy rain for the next two weeks with a possible additional bout in August.  Please continue to pray for the people of Peru.  There are many videos portraying what is happening in the country (Huaicos/Huayos = landslides).  Here is one example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agLuoWPryh0
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.”

Friday, 21 April 2017 21:44
  1. Affiliate Board Meeting - May 5-7 - if you'd like to address comments or questions to the Board, contact Bob Short: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Peru Disaster Relief - Thanks to the incredible generosity of Affiliates, over $5,500 was raised.  Maryknoll Latin American Regional, Joe Fedora MM, has volunteered to distribute the money (in two distributions) to the Affiliates there.  Carlos Apcho, the spokes person in this effort for the Affiliates, has written to let us know that 8 Affiliates have already headed to the Department of Ancash in the north were so much of the devastation has taken place. They will be staying there and working with the people on many levels to help rebuild the villages. The Peruvian Affiliates have expressed their extreme gratitude for the solidarity that Affiliates in the U.S. and around the world have shown to them.
  3. MAC2017 - to date, 53 U.S. based Affiliates (including some presently living in other countries) and 20 Guatemalans have registered.  
    1. To register go to: http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/nossos-professores
    2. To request a Travel/Tuition Grant go to: https://goo.gl/aAzIoW
    3. To view a video of the Venue (Casa de Retiros Verbo Encarnado) go to the Affiliate Home Page and click on the video there: www.maryknollaffiliates.org

 

 

 

Sunday, 09 April 2017 22:04

As of April 9th we are approaching 60 registrations for the Conference - November 9 - 12, 2017.  About 1/2 of those

who registered have also signed up for one of the Mission Visits.  Below are links associated with the Conference:

TO REGISTER (Including for the Mission Visits):  http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/nossos-professores

TO MAKE PAYMENT: https://goo.gl/aAzIoW

TO REQUEST A TUITION/TRAVEL GRANT: http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/nossos-professores

    (This is also on the same page as the registration form.  You'll need to scroll down a bit further.)

TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE VENUEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qmZem8wd50&feature=youtu.be

If you have questions, please contact Bob Short at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 31 March 2017 20:09

April Updates - Week One

  1. Alpharetta, GA on June 3 - Gerald and Marita Grudzen, who are in the process of initiating a Chapter in Kenya (probably a hybrid virtual chapter) 
    will be speaking about their present work in Kenya at a major international conference on relations between Christians and Muslims and its relationship to Human Rights violations in various parts of the world. The title of the conference is Interreligious Dialogue and Human Rights: Affirming our Solidarity.  It will take place at the Istanbul Cultural Center is 551 N. Main St., Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA.

 

  1. MAC 2017 - It is exciting to report that registrations for this wonderful event - a one-time-in-a-life opportunity for many - are coming in from the U.S and abroad.  Additional information on specific details will continue to be posted.  However, if you have any questions, please feel free to write Bob Short at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  In order to get a better sense for the beautiful venue site, click on the link that follows.  The Youtube video is in Spanish (you can see how many words you can capture) and gives a pretty thorough look at the inside and outside grounds of Verbo Encarnado. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qmZem8wd50&feature=youtu.be

     

  2. Peru Disaster Relief Drive - the recently posted request for support from Affiliates to, in turn, support the Affiliates in Peru who are helping their people suffering from disastrous floods and landslides, has realized a more wonderful, fruitful response than we could have imagined.  The number of Affiliates who have contributed and the amount contributed is, again, beyond expectation.  The Affiliates in Lima and Arequipa will be surprised and elated with the solidarity shown by their sisters and brothers here.  We are in the process of working out the details to make this a efficacious undertaking.  Fr. Joe Fedora MM, in Peru has graciously volunteered to help with the distribution of funds over time.  As the money is still coming in, we do not yet have a total count, but it is more than sufficient to the need and therefore this short-term fund raising drive will be over as of Tuesday, April 4th. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SUPPORT AND GENEROSITY!!  Weather reports from Peru are predicting continuous heavy rain for the next two weeks with a possible additional bout in August.  Please continue to pray for the people of Peru.  There are many videos portraying what is happening in the country (Huaicos/Huayos = landslides).  Here is one example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agLuoWPryh0
Monday, 15 February 2016 18:25
Robert Ellsberg, Editor

A MONTHLY LETTER FROM ORBIS BOOKS PUBLISHER, ROBERT ELLSBERG
Robert Ellsberg In declaring this year a Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis calls on us to open our hearts to God’s merciful love, while at the same time opening our hearts to a wounded world and the needs of our neighbors. To begin, we may look with fresh eyes and hearts to the examples of Mary and to Jesus through one of the most compelling parables in Scripture.

Mother of God, Similar to Fire features the striking modern icons of William Hart McNichols along with hauntingly beautiful prayer-reflections by author and retreat leader Mirabai Starr. Together, they depict the many facets of the Blessed Mother, herself an icon of divine compassion. Now in paperback, this book is a companion for prayer and reflection throughout the year.

In Jesus and the Prodigal Son: The God of Radical Mercy Dominican Brian J. Pierce offers a startlingly fresh perspective on the most beloved parable. While most interpretations focus on the father’s forgiveness as an image of divine mercy, Pierce looks instead at the Prodigal Son as a symbolic figure for Jesus—the emissary of God’s love, who entered into the sin and suffering of the world to redeem it from within.

In the coming months Orbis will be publishing an important new book on the theme of Mercy, as well as more of Pope Francis’s words. In the meantime, you can explore the many ways of mercy through some of our previous titles:

· One of the last books by the late Father Joe Girzone, best-known for the Joshua series, The Wisdom of His Compassion shows how we might model our own discipleship on Christ’s way of love and mercy.

· In Radical Forgiveness, Antoinette Bosco, whose son and daughter-in-law were murdered, reflects on the lessons from her personal story to show how forgiveness is the freeing essence of the Gospel.

· Women of Mercy by Kathy Coffey with art by Mickey McGrath focuses on 16 faith-filled women whose lives are models of mercy, including Therese of Lisieux, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Thea Bowman, Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa.

· From El Salvador, Jesuit Jon Sobrino offers profound reflections in The Principle of Mercy: Taking the Crucified People from the Cross. “The Crucified People” refers to the innocent victims of oppression and violence who do not simply inspire our contemplation of the mystery of suffering; mercy also implies effective solidarity with those who suffer on the margins.

· Fritz Eichenberg: Works of Mercy features the artwork of the famous Catholic Worker artist accompanied by reflections from Dorothy Day and others on the theme of compassion, mercy and service.

May the spirit of Mercy guide us this Lenten season and throughout the Jubilee year.

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:

        Email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

        Phone –  425-821-1737 

Register online now at 2015 Registration Form 
or
Print the
Registration Form and mail it with your check to:

        Al Drinkwine
        14004 119th Ave NE
        Kirkland, WA 98034