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Maryknoll Mission Items

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Maryknoll = Hospitality

Are you or your chapter able to provide hospitality to traveling Maryknoll missioners?  Perhaps you can discuss this at your next Chapter meeting. To be on the list of Maryknoll Affiliates who are happy to host, contact your RC or Bob Short (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 


  Maryknoll Mission Institute 2016

The Mission Institute offers six-day programs (Sunday-Friday) May-October, 2016. Upcoming July programs:

 June 26-July 1  

Christine M. Bochen, PhD
Awakening the Heart, Mending theWorld: Merton’s Path to Mercy
explores the themes of Merton’s spirituality—contemplation, compassion, and unity—to nurture a “Climate of Mercy” in our communities and in the world.

July 10-15

Robert Ellsberg, MA
Saints, Prophets and Witnesses for Our Time
will challenge us to think more creatively about being faithful and active in our own historical context.

July 17-22

Maria Teresa Davila, PhD
Embodying the Option for the Poor
explores the theological insights in the context from which the phrase sprang and in our current contexts.     

July 24-29

John F. Haught, PhD
Religion and the Cosmic Story: A Look Inside
studies the new framework for understanding our species’ ageless religious quest, in conversation with both Christian Theology and contemporary scientific naturalism.

For the complete 2016 schedule, go to:

Online registration is available, or write for forms:
     Maryknoll Mission Institute, Maryknoll Sisters
     P.O Box 311, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0311
     Tel: 914-941-7575 @ 5671  
     E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


JustFaith ( includes articles about Maryknoll Affiliates in some of their mailings. Have you or your chapter participated in JustFaith? Tell us about it.


Connecting with Missioners

Do you or your chapter have a special connection with a missioner in the field? Chapters connect in many ways:

  • Prayer lists that connect Affiliates with specific missioners. 
  • Sending Ceremonies for their members who leave for short or long term missions, and welcome them on their return. 
  • Communication through newsletters and email, and even financial support for a missioner or mission project.

These connections enrich our Global Vision as Affiliates. How do you connect?


DIY Diocesan Connections

Mary and John Moritz and the NE Florida Chapter took the initiative in 2015 to call every parish within the St. Augustine Diocese and ask if they sponsored mission trips. In addition to providing a catalogue of what was happening within the diocese in this regard, these calls potentially sparked interest in the trips. Down the road this could offer a service opportunity to Affiliates in helping to prepare and debrief those going/returning on mission trips. Additionally, it could provide an opportunity to promote Maryknoll sponsored immersion trips such as Friends Across Borders (FAB) trips.




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