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Saturday, 31 October 2015 18:03

Hunthausen’s Struggles

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Al Drinkwine – Seattle Chapter

A review of:  A Still and Quiet Conscience,  by John A. McCoy, Orbis Books

If you seek factual insight into how papal policy, teamed with political power, can instill fear as it controls the populace, then John A. McCoy’s book, A Still and Quiet Conscience—The Archbishop Who Challenged a Pope, a President, and a Church, should be at the top of your Must Read list.

Saturday, 31 October 2015 17:58

Pope Francis Prays

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Pope Francis, asking us to pray with him, has suggested these special intentions:

November: That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ from our own.

 

December: That all may experience the mercy of God, who never tires of forgiving.

Sunday, 30 August 2015 00:00

Affiliates from Lima in Maryknoll Magazine

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See the August 2015 Maryknoll Magazine for a story about and quotes from several Maryknoll Affiliates in Lima, Peru. US Affiliates met some of these Affiliates from Peru at the 2014 Maryknoll Affiliates Conference in New York. 

Sunday, 30 August 2015 00:00

Pray with Pope Francis

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Pope Francis, asking us to pray with him, has suggested these special intentions:

        September: That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people.

 

       October: That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.

Sunday, 30 August 2015 00:00

Mission Institute 2015 – CALIFORNIA

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A forum of adult learning and reflection on world church and mission

Upcoming events:

Sept. 16-19  Edwina Gateley, MA – Our Call to Personal and Global Transformation (Los Altos, CA)

Sept. 20-25  Edwina Gateley, MA – Soul Sisters: Women Called to Connect, Bond and Heal in a Broken World  (Monrovia, CA)

 

For details, see: http://maryknollsisters.org/maryknoll-mission-institute.

Monday, 29 June 2015 00:00

Presence

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Some people enter our lives

like deer

slipping in and out

of the woods.

 

They touch our earth

and as we stop

to look at them

they disappear as quietly

as they came

 

But you feel blessed

for having experienced

their gentle presence

 

And you give thanks

that the world

is a better place

because of the joy

they brought.


—Sr. Joan Metzner, MM

*art work by Sr. Charlotte Smith, MM 

Reno Affiliate Ellie Hays, a military veteran, former pit boss at Harrah’s Casino, special friend of the Maryknoll Sisters, and a dedicated advocate for peace and justice, has made it her personal mission to give laminated prayer cards to whomever she thinks needs some special attention. 

This poem is one of her favorites. Sr. Joan Metzner, who was on mission in Japan, passed away December 31, 2004.

 

 

A forum of adult learning and reflection on world church and mission

Upcoming events:

July 5-10  Albino Barrera, OPEveryday Holiness: Sacred Scripture’s Teaching on Economic Life 

July 12-17 Ched Myers, MADenial or Discipleship?  Bioregional Theology and Practice in a World
                                             of Ecological Ultimatums

July 19-24 Antoinette (Nonie) Gutzler, MM – Compassion: Witness to Love    

Sept. 16-19  Edwina Gateley, MA – Our Call to Personal and Global Transformation (Los Altos, CA)   

Sept. 20-25  Edwina Gateley, MA – Soul Sisters: Women Called to Connect, Bond and Heal in a Broken World  (Monrovia, CA)  

For details, visit http://maryknollsisters.org/maryknoll-mission-institute

 

“We are created to read the book of creation
so that we may know the Author of Life.”-

     —Ilia Delio, OSF

 

 

 

Saturday, 27 June 2015 00:00

A Study of Church and State

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Bertha Haas - Portland Chapter

A review of Christianity and the Political Order: Conflict, Cooptation, and Cooperation, by Kenneth R Himes, published by Orbis, 2013.

Himes traces the relationship between church and state from Old Testament times to post-Vatican II. After defining terms, he relates the tug-of-war, each trying to achieve dominance until finally arriving at democracy and separation of church and state under the US Constitution. Then in the final portion of the book, Himes discusses contemporary issues that involve both the government and religion, emphasizing the evolution in the Catholic Church’s teaching. 

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

Red Seas

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Al Drinkwine – Seattle Chapter

Each of us

has a Red Sea

 

Problems so terrifying

no exit we see

 

When placing our requests

on wings to Thee

 

Then trusting God,

He parts our sea

 

Providing safe passage

for you and me

 

No need to fear

the pounding waves

of life’s problem sea

 

Upon placing our lives

in the hands of Thee

 

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

Pray with Pope Francis

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Reuters

Pope Francis, asking us to pray with him, has suggested these special intentions:

May

That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbors who suffer, especially the sick and the poor.

June

That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.

 

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