Items filtered by date: August 2017
Sunday, 20 August 2017 22:00

Prayer for Peace in Our Time

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns posted this prayer on their website for this month. To access the MOGC website go to: http://maryknollogc.org

Thursday, 10 August 2017 12:55

Affiliate Book Group - Session 3

This September we will launch the 3rd session of the Maryknoll Affiliate Book Group.

There will be two sessions:

  1. Fridays at 1:00 pm ET … 10:00 am PT – first session begins September 8th
  2. Sundays at 8:00 pm ET … 5:00 pm PT – first session begins September 10th

The chosen book is: Trails of Hope and Terror by Miguel de la Torre

     Orbis link: http://www.orbisbooks.com/trails-of-hope-and-terror.html

Each of seven sections (Borders, Economics, Myths, Family Values, the Politics of Fear, Christian Perspectives, Ethical Responses) opens with an examination of an issue and then includes a story or testimony by an undocumented immigrant, a story by someone who works with the undocumented, and a poem, prayer, or a song that expresses the hope and the terror involved in crossing the border. This combination of analysis, story, and artistic expression opens up the complexities of immigration. Cost is $12 at the Orbis site (link above).

If you would like to sign up for this 3rd Book Group please send: 1) your name 2) email address 3) chosen session (Friday or Sunday) to Bob Short at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will be starting in under a month, so please respond soon.

Thank you and peace,

Paula Schaffner, Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss, Bob Short

MK Affiliate Book Group Committee

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 16:53

Mary D'Arcy

For a few years we dance around on the stage of life and have the chance to reflect a little bit of God’s glory. As a human, I’m just a tiny moment of consciousness, a tiny part of creation, a particle that reflects only a fragment of God’s love and beauty. And yet that’s enough. And then we return to where we started—in the heart of God. Everything in between is a school of love. (Richard Rohr)

We received word today that Mary D'Arcy of the Subway Affiliate Chapter passed on to New Life.  Mary was a beloved friend to Maryknollers of all four expressions.  She was an Affiliate from the early years; a psychologist consultant for the Lay Missioners for over 30 years; and, before that, a Maryknoll Sister.  In a note a few minutes ago from Mark Koening, a former Director of the Maryknoll Lay Missioners, who served with his family in Venezuela, he wrote, "Mary was a person of wisdom, humor and insight and was never reticent to share those gifts.  So happy she was a part of my life."  For sure, that is something that many reading this can say of Mary. 

The message from the Maryknoll Society today said this:

August 2, 2017
Please remember in your prayers the repose of the soul of
 
Mary D’Arcy
 
who died today, August 2, 2017, at the age of 86.   Mary was a former Maryknoll sister and worked for many years with the Maryknoll Affiliates and Lay Missioners. Mary was the widow of Paul D’Arcy, former Maryknoll priest, Class of 1946.


 Funeral Mass will take place Saturday, 8/5 at the Maryknoll Society Chapel

Condolences to Peter D'Arcy/ 7 Oxford Rd./ Larchmont, NY 10538