In this issue we have tried to transmit what transpired in Guatemala at the 2017 Maryknoll Affiliate Conference (MAC)—Harmony, Unity, Love—all that Maryknoll is to us. We hope that the Pillars of the Affiliate Movement: Spirituality, Community, Global Vision, and Action, will be reinvigorated in you as you travel through this issue with the Affiliates who visited various mission sites of the Sisters, Fathers and Brothers, Lay Missioners, and Affiliates in Guatemala and El Salvador after the Conference. Mission has planted many seeds. So much is coming to fruition. So much remains to be done. We hope to share in a later issue our visits to the sites of the Salvadoran martyrs, recognizing what mission can demand.
Articles in this issue:
Buen Vivir: Living in Harmony – "Singing, dancing, walking, eating together blossomed into a unity of purpose and engendered a new Maryknoll Affiliate essence."—Kitty Schiltz
Serving the “Other” in Coatepeque – As with all mission trips, I discovered the connections that exist between all of us, and that even though we are many, we are one!"—Patty Hinton
Salvadoran Affiliates and CONTRASIDA – "Sister Mary initially wanted to elevate the dignity of the AIDS patients, to prepare them to die, but now the center prepares the patients to live fully."—Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss
A Pilgrimage Immersion Experience in Guatemala – "The Maryknollers are reaching far beyond the limits of their numbers as they invite a newness of consciousness that reflects an ever-evolving world."—John Moritz
My MAC 2017 Experience – "Many times we were challenged to think how we felt about our mission as Maryknoll Affiliates and how we perceived the future."—Susan Porrovecchio
Affiliates Walking into the Future – “The doors of Caminando Por la Paz are open for everyone.”—Lennie Sazo
Salvadoran Affiliate Chapter Is Building – "Fr. Jack invited her to an Affiliate meeting three or four years ago. Now Cecibel is the contact person for the Affiliate group."
Circles-—“That’s What It’s All About” – "Yes, circles! 'That’s what it’s all about!' Let’s do the Hokey Pokey."—Roger Schiltz
Casa Materna Mary Ann Jackman: Ray of Hope and Legacy of Friendship – "Through the years, my letters sought to give you a sense of being right here with us in our sacred work of accompaniment..."—Kitty Madden
From the Board:
News from the Board: Telling Our Maryknoll Stories (Sr. Teruko Ito, MM)
And don't miss our Features:
We Are Corn and Beans – poem by Daniel Cano
To view this issue in its print form, download the January/February 2018 Not So Far Afield PDF.