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Friday, 28 December 2018 19:24

Notices – January/February 2019

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Affiliate Book Group

 

The Affiliate Book Group resumes April 2019!

Come join us. We suggest reading and discussing ~

Choosing Peace
edited by Marie Dennis

 

(https://www.orbisbooks.com/choosing-peace.html)

 

Email Bob at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your best day
and time for a weekly telephone conversation, and any
additional books or authors you’d like us to consider.



 

Take a Starring Role!

How do you participate in your chapter?

Some possibilities:

  • Prepare meeting sections, i.e., Spirituality.
  • Invite new members.
  • Lead a book/article discussion.
  • Take notes and write a meeting report.
  • Suggest possible new actions.
  • Organize a potluck meal.
  • Take your turn as Chapter Coordinator.

Your chapter appreciates your involvement!

 

Friday, 28 December 2018 19:13

KARIBU* – Come On In

Written by

Bill Murphy – Boston Chapter

 

Come - move your feet,

Take that step

subdue that fear of being

different   uncomfortable    vulnerable.

Being a stranger goes both ways –

through the threshold of this hut/home

new worlds open

for you

for them.

Karibu, calls -

what do you hear?

what do you do?

 

*a Swahili greeting of welcome in East Africa
Friday, 28 December 2018 19:04

Prayer of Pope Francis

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Lord, make us instruments of your peace.

Help us to recognize the evil latent in a communication that does not build communion.

Help us to remove the venom from our judgements.

Help us to speak about others as our brothers and sisters.

You are faithful and trustworthy; may our words be seeds of goodness for the world:

where there is shouting, let us practice listening;

where there is confusion, let us inspire harmony;

where there is ambiguity, let us bring clarity;

where there is exclusion, let us offer solidarity;

where there is sensationalism, let us use sobriety;

where there is superficiality, let us raise real questions;

where there is prejudice, let us awaken trust;

where there is hostility, let us bring respect;

where there is falsehood, let us bring truth.

Amen.

 

Thursday, 27 December 2018 05:39

Maryknoll Mission Institute – 2019

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Several Affiliates have found Mission Institute programs
to be rich sources of strength and inspiration.
Which Mission Institute 2019 offering speaks to you?

May 12-17 All the Light We Need – Sr. Nancy Schreck, OSF, D.Min

May 19-24 Oasis in the Overwhelmed  – Millie Grenough, MAT

June 7-9 Mission  Empowered by Love – Marie Dennis, MA
     50th Jubilee Celebration of Mission Institute – Carolyn Woo, PhD

June 16-21 Traveling the Road to Joy with Thomas Merton and Friends – Christine Bochen, PhD

June 23-28 Mission Inter Gentes: Egalitarian Missiology for the 21st Century - Diarmuid O’Murchu, MSC

July 7-12 Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality – Rev. John Philip Newell, PhD, and Cami Twilling

July 14-19 Teilhard and Struggle: Drawn to the Road of Fire  – Sr. Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

July 21-26 Sacred Heart of the Cosmos: Mission Spirit in Modern Time – Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, MFA

September: Programs in California 

Find the complete schedule through September and application forms at:

    https://www.maryknollsisters.org/mission-institute/missioninstitute/


Register online or request an application form by:

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone:  914-941-7575 @ 5671
Mail:     Maryknoll Mission Institute
            Maryknoll Sisters
            PO Box 311
            Maryknoll, NY 10545-0311

 

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 20:02

Spotlight on Mission

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Karen Bortvedt, left, during her service in Cambodia.

Karen Bortvedt – Returned Maryknoll Lay Missioner

Have you had an inspiring experience on a FAB trip?  Do you know someone who may make a great lay missioner?  We invite you to join one of our upcoming webinars—with me!  I will share some of my experiences in Cambodia, as well as all the nuts and bolts of becoming a lay missioner. 

The upcoming webinars are:

November 15, 5pm EST – login to zoom.us/j/995940923

December 2, 11am EST – login to zoom.us/j/326958422

If you can post a notice about these webinars in your church bulletin, or if you have other questions, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about Maryknoll Lay Missioners, check out our website: mklm.org, or call 914-467-8857.

 

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 03:31

Maryknoll Mission Institute – 2019

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Several Affiliates have found Mission Institute programs to be rich sources of strength and inspiration. Which of these Mission Institute 2019 offerings speaks to you?

May 12-17    All the Light We Need – Sr. Nancy Schreck, OSF, D.Min

May 19-24    Oasis in the Overwhelmed – Millie Grenough, MAT

June 7-9      Mission  Empowered by Love – Marie Dennis, MA
                   50th Jubilee Celebration of Mission Institute – Carolyn Woo, PhD

June 16-21  Traveling the Road to Joy with Thomas Merton and Friends
                  – Christine Bochen, PhD

June 23-28  Mission Inter Gentes: Egalitarian Missiology for the 21st Century
                  – Diarmuid O’Murchu, MSC

July 7-12     Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality
                 – Rev. John Philip Newell, PhD, and Cami Twilling

July 14-19   Teilhard and Struggle: Drawn to the Road of Fire
                 – Sr. Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

July 21-26   Sacred Heart of the Cosmos: Mission Spirit in Modern Time
                 – Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, MFA

September: Programs in California

Sept. 8-13   Mission Spirituality: Sr. Claudette LaVerdiere, MM, STL
Monrovia 

Sept. 17-20 Mission Spirituality: Sr. Claudette LaVerdiere, MM, STL
Los Altos 

Find the complete schedule and application forms at maryknollsisters.org.

Register online or request an application form by:

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 914-941-7575 @ 5671
Mail:    Maryknoll Mission Institute, Maryknoll Sisters
              PO Box 311, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0311

 

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 00:15

Thoughts on God

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Everyday life and all it takes are holy.

Every single breath is & gift of God. Every exhale is an act of trust.

How close am I to God?
“As the Father is in me, so also am I in you.”

—From the jottings of Bob Maxwell,
Maryknoll Affiliate

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 21:17

About Berrigan

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A review of

AT PLAY IN THE LIONS’ DEN, by Jim Forest, Orbis Books, 2017

Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss – Portland Chapter

This biography and memoir of Daniel Berrigan, recently released by Orbis Books, has justly received much good press. It was reviewed by both America (https://www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/2017/11/01/daniel-lions-den-berrigan-biography) and NCR (https://www.ncronline.org/news/people/my-friend-dan-berrigan-another-daniel-lions-den). 

As I began reading, I was impressed that there are pictures on almost every page, and that the book has an extensive index, notes, and a bibliography. Pertinent quotes fill frequent sidebars, and readers are treated to snippets of his poetry. 

In just the first few pages, I learned that three former Maryknollers were included in the Catonsville Nine, who were tried with Berrigan for their 1968 burning of draft records that earned him and several others a prison term.  Some stories added insights into Berigan’s close relationship with Phil Berrigan, his activist priest/brother.

My uncle’s vim and vision and vitality crackle out of the pages of Jim Forest’s book.
Dan Berrigan, Presente!
—Frida Berrigan

I kept reading, enjoying the personal stories, his connection with prominent authors such as Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day, and his evolving consciousness about the Viet Nam War, war in general, and nuclear weapons. Since I have lived through some of the same evolutions and times, his memoir allowed me to see with a new perspective and to better acknowledge the troubling positions of the Catholic Church and our country with respect to war.  Orbis and Jim Forest have done it again—bringing us great stories and insights. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this book!

Note: Affiliates, don’t forget to ask for your special 40% discount! 

 

 

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 20:53

A Reader’s Love Letter

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Hi Bob, 

I’m writing to you, but feel free to share it with anyone.  

I think it’s due to all the crap going on in the world, or here in our once wonderful country, but when I read the latest issue of the Not So Far Afield, it just lifted my heart in a beautiful way that I desperately needed.

Although I know there at many people doing wonderful things around the world, these articles helped to put things in a better perspective so that I can try to look at things in a different way. It really made a difference in my attitude—at least until the next ... fiasco.

So thanks to you and all the Affiliates for your great contribution to the disadvantaged in this world.

      Love, Kathy*

*Kathy Wright served the Maryknoll Lay Missioners for over 30 years, in the role of 
Admissions Co-coordinator for a good part of that time.

 

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 20:45

Read Up on Dialogue

Written by

John Moritz – NE Florida Chapter, SE Regional Coordinator

Why focus on inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue? Maryknoll has always included finding and crossing the borders, the boundaries, to encounter the “other,” that which is foreign, different. Inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue are necessarily an integral component of our mission. We, as Affiliates, reflect that charism, and these offerings are valuable resources for both reflection and action.

Words to Live By: Sacred Sources for Interreligious Engagement, edited by Rose, Ziad, and Hessler

This collection of essays by authors from various religious backgrounds is very readable and gives flesh and blood to the notion of dialogue. The stories convey a sense of the oneness that people experienced in developing relationships with those of different backgrounds and faiths. This is a really good source book for personal reflection in preparation for interreligious dialogue activities.

 

A Christology of Religions, by: Gerald O’Collins, SJ

Just as I began to tire of what was becoming too academic or remote in this readable but scholarly text, another gem would jump out. O’Collins placed the traditional elements of Christology in the context of today’s’ emerging understanding of Church. His Christological framework, well within traditional teachings, helps on my journey to move from an ego-centered to an eco-centered theology.

 

The Risk of Hope: How to talk about God in the World Today, by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

This book proclaims all that Maryknoll stands for in a most humble, caring, and truly loving manner. Cardinal Tagle shares himself in a series of anecdotes which illustrate that this man “gets” servant leadership. People who have endorsed his writings say that he has to be on a very short list for successor to Pope Francis at the next conclave. I sure hope so.

Note: Affiliates receive 40% off at Orbisbooks.com.

 

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