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Sunday, 06 July 2014 00:00

The Lord said, “Go”

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This reflection was movingly presented by Noel Krebs (Goshen) and Mary Beth Buchner (Albany). 

And the Lord said, “Go!

        and I said, “Who, me:”

        and God said, “Yes you!

Saturday, 05 July 2014 00:00

My Mission is…

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The Pillar of Spirituality

We pray with and for those in mission and those in need, for our earth, and for the softening of our own hearts.

Reflecting on the conference theme that we are the “Third Wave” of mission, MAC 2014 attendees wrote their personal missions on the backs of “wave” cards and hung them in our communal prayer space.

Saturday, 05 July 2014 00:00

The Pillar of Spirituality

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We pray with and for those in mission and those in need, for our earth, and for the softening of our own hearts.

Friday, 04 July 2014 00:00

The Pillar of Community

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We experience mission as connection with other humans, at times in far-off places, but first in our own communities.

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00

July-August 2014 News from the Knoll

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Opportunities in Cochabamba, Bolivia—  Language study: Steve Judd announced new plans to keep the Language Institute open in a restructured manner since an earlier announcement of indefinite closure. Watch for news at 

 

www.maryknollboliviavolunteers.org/ or Facebook for the Maryknoll Language Institute—Centro Misionero Maryknoll en América Latina

Volunteering: To volunteer in Cochabamba, Bolivia, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and see www.maryknollboliviavolunteers.org.

 

Rev. Edward M. Wroblewski, MM, who passed away on April 16, 2014, was 88 years old and a Maryknoll father for 61 years.

Rev. Daniel D. Dolan, MM,  passed on April 24, 2014 in Sleepy Hollow, New York.  He was 92 years old and a Maryknoll priest for 59 years.

Rev. Richard R. Fries, MM, passed away on April 26, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He was 66 years old and a Maryknoll priest for 37 years.

Rev. Donald J. Vittengl, MM, was 83 years old and a Maryknoll priest for 57 years when he died on May 11, 2014 at Mission St. Teresa, Maryknoll, NY.

 

 

Monday, 05 May 2014 00:00

Please Pray for Her Family…

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Mary Logan – Red Bank Chapter

Kelly Gordon, my former student and a Red Bank Maryknoll Affiliate for three years, was killed on April 10th as she attempted to cross 84th street in New York City.

Kelly, a senior at Boston College due to graduate in May, was in NYC with her sister to interview for a job. Kelly was a quiet and wonderful young woman who had a deep sense of compassion for all, but especially for children.

 

 

 

Saturday, 03 May 2014 00:00

Where Am I Eating? – A Review

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Paula Schaffner – CA Central Coast Chapter

Where Am I Eating? by Kelsey Timmerman, published by Wiley, 2013.

Author Kelsey Timmerman, having previously taken readers through the question, Where Am I Wearing?, next tackles food products (Wiley, 2013). Traveling to countries that are major exporters of coffee, chocolate, bananas, lobster, and apple juice, Timmerman seeks to experience a day in the life of the grower/harvester of each product. 

Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

May/June 2014 News from the Knoll

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Sr. Rose Duchesne Debrecht, MM, a Maryknoll sister since her entry in St. Charles, MO, in 1940, died Feb. 22, 2014. Serving the youth in Hong Kong for over 60 years, she was a teacher, principal, spiritual directress, journalist, and English tutor.

Sr. Rosemary Bass, MM, a Maryknoll Sister for 64 years, died March 16 at the age of 88. She taught English to Japanese students at all levels, in Los Angeles and in Japan. In the 1970s, she was in charge of the Center’s Direct Mail Department and then cared for her ailing mother.

Sr. Agnes Cazalé, MM, after a long illness, died on April 8th. Born in New Orleans, LA, in 1923, she entered Maryknoll in 1943 and was a Maryknoll Sister for 71 years. She served in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, primarily in spiritual direction and counseling.

Saturday, 01 March 2014 00:00

March/April News from the Knoll

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Sr. Eleanor Keeney, who died on Nov. 29, was born in NJ, trained as a nurse and then joined Maryknoll in 1948. Her medical expertise took her to Ceylon, Thailand, Zimbabwe, and the US, where she established various programs: AIDS support, rural clinics, hospice, home care, and more.

Sr. Joan Campbell died on Dec. 14, 2013, after 66 years as a Maryknoll sister. Born in NJ and educated in PA, she served in Tanzania as a teacher/headmistress.

 

Sr. Elizabeth Lee, a Maryknoll sister for over 70 years, died on Feb. 4, 2014. Teaching gradeschool, ESL, and teachers of ESL, she worked mostly with Chinese populations in the US and Taiwan.

Saturday, 11 January 2014 00:00

Excerpt from “The Pilgrim”

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Joseph Honerkamp – Maryknoll Lay Missioner, class of 1975, who served in Western Samoa, Bolivia, and the US

What was the magic of their secret?
Was it the memory of the busy and noisy, strange City?
Was it the color and beauty of exotic flowers and sunsets?
Was it the unbelievable sweetness and richness of wines grown and ripened on the other side of the globe?
Was it the aftertaste of the spices which strange foods had left on their tongues?
What was it all about?
Was it the laughter echoing through their souls?
Was it a song, a melody?
Was it just a memory of the face they could not forget?
Was it a smile that had warmed their hearts?
Who will ever know?
So they returned to their cobblers’ benches and broken shoes...
To their trading stores and wares...
To their oxen, ploughs, and farms...
To their sick-houses and their dying...
To their schools and books and students.
And it followed them.
Because now it had gone to their very center.
Somehow they lived on. But...sometimes they still wondered...and

THEY WERE NEVER THE SAME AGAIN!

 

 

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