Features (113)

Sunday, 13 July 2014 00:00

Hope, the energy of seeking!

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 Board Member Ann Hayden, MM, made this bookmark for the Maryknoll Affiliates gathered at MAC 2014.

The Lure of Hope

The land of expectation lies neglected, worn and used... leaving only starlit dust sparkling against the surrounding backdrop of dense unknowing, just beyond.

Hope, the energy of seeking, lures us to set off on a sacred search along uneven roads in unfamiliar places to encounter that space of creative eagerness, which rises in the depth of all that members the earth and awaits the seed of tomorrow’s fruit.

Each day, each now, whether in the fresh anticipation of dawn or in the weary silence of the midnight hour, we are stilled to hear life murmuring in each new place where, in the familiar rich earth of every place we’ve ever known, we recognize life’s connections and hope blooms lovely in our midst.


Sunday, 06 July 2014 00:00

A Maryknoll Book of Poetry

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A Maryknoll Book of Poetry: Beauty, Truth, and Goodness from Around the World

Editors: Michael Leach, Doris Goodnough,
and Helen Phillips

About a year ago Doris Goodnough sent a request to the NSFA for submissions to this book of poetry, which is now available.  Order it and see whose poetry is included. As always, Orbis provides a generous discount to Affiliates.

OrbisBooks.com describes the book as inspired wisdom from writers on every continent to enrich people of every religious tradition. The collection includes poems by Carlo Carretto, Joan Chittister, Thich Nhat Hanh, Edwina Gateley, Ernesto Cardenal, Dorothee Soelle, Robert Morneau, David Steindl-Rast, Joyce Rupp, John Shea, Miriam Therese Winter, Daniel Berrigan and many others.

Michael Leach is author of I Like Being Catholic and Why Stay Catholic? Doris Goodnough is assistant to the publisher of Orbis Books. Helen Phillips, MM, is a Maryknoll Sister who has served in Peru, Bolivia, Nigeria, and Australia.



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.

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