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MAC and Beyond

Written by Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss
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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.

Beyond the MAC, the Affiliates are building the future. Please read Patty Hinton’s Lenten article on page 11, which provides some concrete examples for Affiliate Action. We also urge you to review your experience of Maryknoll, plan the year in your chapters, and as David and Manny remind us, support the Maryknoll Affiliates financially. One of our newer Board members, Sr. Teruko Ito, MM, suggests, “…. tell our new Maryknoll story—how our lives were transformed through interconnectedness in the web of Maryknoll.” Share your story at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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:

State of the Heart – Today and Tomorrow 

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

Immersion Experience on the Border 

A Buen Vivir Lent

 To view this issue in its print form, download the January/February 2018 Not So Far Afield  PDF.

 

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