MAC 2017, held at Casa de Retiros Verbo Encarnado in Guatemala was completed today, Sunday 11/12 with the recognition that this could well have been the most successful and important Conference in our 25+ year history. It is difficult to find the right words to characterize the - organizational skills, creative initiatives, dedication and spiritual insight that the Guatemala Planning Team utilized to put this together. All of us there (120 participants from 9 countries) are profoundly gratefully for the inspiration, challenge, sense of the Maryknoll family as one that we experienced. More will follow in the weeks ahead.
MAC 2017 starts this coming Thursday, November 9th. Counting commuters, 120 have registered for the Conference. About half of those have also signed up for one of the four Mission Trips.
The theme chosen by the Guatemalan Conference Committee (GCC) – Buen Vivir (Living in Harmony with All) - in itself brings hope and expectation for all of us. In every area - dedication to mission, level of creativity, spiritual insight and organizational acuity - the GCC has been exceptional.
This could very well be a pivotal moment for the Maryknoll Affiliates, for mission. If you will not be able to be with us, please prayer in solidarity for this special moment in our history.