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Saturday, 25 February 2017 20:39

PISTACO - New Novel by Lynn Monahan

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Lynn Monahan, editor-in-chief of the Maryknoll Magazine, has written a new, already acclaimed novel.  In many ways, Pistaco was inspired by Lynn's experience as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in Peru.  Here's what others are saying about Pistaco:

“Pistaco is a compelling story of love, war, faith, and superstition in the remote Peruvian highlands during the rise of a Maoist guerrilla movement in the 1980s. Father Steven McMahon, an American priest recently arrived in Peru, meets Cori, a young woman who has come from Lima to teach in an indigenous village. Repeated encounters with violence and threats from both government troops and rebel forces throw the unlikely couple

together, and their passionate story unfolds with all the intrigue, suspense, and moral complexity of a Graham Greene novel. Pistaco is a riveting masterpiece by a first-time novelist.”

—Michael Leach, former publisher of Orbis Books and the Crossroad Publishing Company, a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, and author of many award-winning books on Catholicism

 

“Reminiscent of the finest Graham Greene novels, this beautifully written and compelling story thrusts us into an indigenous Andes culture and ultimately into the heart of faith, which is to find God in our human imperfections and the mysteries of daily life.”

—Judith Valente, author of Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, A Spiritual Home and a Living Faith and The Art of Pausing: Meditations for the Overworked and Overwhelmed

 

 

 

Monday, 13 February 2017 13:50

Maryknoll Discernment Retreat - April 13 - 16, 2017

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The Maryknoll Affiliates are again invited to collaborate with the Lay Missioners, Fathers and Brothers and Sisters - this time in planning their second joint Holy Week Discernment Retreat.

Please help Maryknoll raise awareness of this opportunity to discern a vocation to cross cultural mission. There will be a session that presents the charisms, including the Affiliate and as participants register I (Beth) will contact local chapters to see if we can express our support for them in prayer and reach out to them as they return home.

Holy Week Mission Discernment Retreat
April 13-16, 2017

Maryknoll Campus -- Ossining, New York

The Maryknoll Holy Week Mission Discernment Retreat invites you to prayerfully enter with us into the mystery and joy of the Easter Triduum.  In this prayerful setting you’ll be invited to consider a call to cross-cultural & international mission, to meet other Catholics with similar passions and questions, and to celebrate Easter together.

Click link http://www.mklm.org/become-a-missioner/upcoming-events#link-target  for registration information or contact Maureen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone at 914 941 7575 (5612)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 13:38

Quick Takes - 2/20/17

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Quick Takes – 2/20/17

1.     Memorial Mass* – Saturday, March 4th – 10:30 at Maryknoll followed by luncheon ($10).  The Long Island Affiliate Chapter planning the Mass and luncheon ASK THAT YOU LET THEM KNOW BY FEBRUARY 26TH IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING THE MEMORIAL MASS & LUNCHEON. Contact Karen Peterlin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 917 509-8142

2.     MAC 2017 Registration & Payment Forms:  Click link:  http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/nossos-professores  (scroll down to English "ONLINE" Registration & "Registration Payment Form")

3.     Conference/Travel Grant Application: Click link: https://goo.gl/aAzIoW

* Those (20) being remembered are:  

Ken Aman, Paul D’Arcy, Russ Carill, Ronni Gilligan, Sylvia Guidry, Jane Hegener, Lynn Houston, Kathleen Hughes, MM, Brenda Lege, Jim Madden, Roslita Mallia, MM, Bob Maxwell, Bob Metzger, Mary Murphy, John Neufeld, Al Schiavone, MM, Maureen Stroud, Ed Stroud, John J. Walsh, MM, Mignon Wolfe                      

 

 

 

Sunday, 12 February 2017 02:09

February 13, 2017 - Three Announcements Follow

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You should see 3 separate articles in this Monday Morning Email:

  1. The Affiliate Memorial Mass on March 4th
  2. The Letter and Application Form of the Conference/Travel Grant for MAC 2017
  3. The 2nd announcement and Registration Form for MAC 2017

You can also find these articles (announcements) on the Affiliate Website.  Go to the site [maryknollaffiliates.org], click on the "News" tab and on "Recent Postings" in the drop down menu.

Thank you.

Sunday, 12 February 2017 01:53

AFFILIATE MEMORIAL MASS - March 4, 2017

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Memorial Mass for Affiliates Who Have Died in the Last 3-4 Years

The Long Island Chapter is sponsoring a Memorial Mass to honor and celebrate the committed lives of Maryknoll Affiliates and Maryknollers who've worked with the Affiliate movement.The names submitted to the Long Island Chapter are:
RUSS CARLL, PAUL D’aRCY, RONNI GILLIGAN, SYLVIA GUIDRY, JANE HEGENER, KATHY HUGHES MM, LYNN HOUSTON, BRENDA LEG, JIM MADDEN MM,  MARY MURPHY, BOB MAXWELL, BOB METZGER, JOHN NEUFELD, AL SCHIAVONNE MM,                       MAUREEN and ED STROUD, JOHN WALSH MM, MIGNON WOLFE

Please contact Karen Peterlin by February 28th at the email below if you plan on attending.  If you'll be traveling from a distance and need room accommodations, contact Bob Short at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
March 4, 2017    10:30 am
Maryknoll Fathers; Seminary,
Our Lady's Chapel
Russ Feldmeier, MM, Celebrant
 
Luncheon ($10.00) to follow in the Seminary Dining Room
 
RSVP: Karen Peterlin by February 28th
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 917 509-8142

Friday, 03 February 2017 20:52

MAC 2017 - Registration Open!!

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MAC Registration is now open for MAC 2017 - November 9 - 12, 2017 at Verbo Encarnado. Please click on the link below, scroll down to READ MORE - English box (or LEER MÁS - Español) where you can choose to see (1) the Schedule (2) Mission Visits [excursion trips]  (3) Registration Form - fill out the form; get information of "Conference Cost", Roommate, Volunteering, Mission Visits and "Two steps to register"  (4) Registration Payment Form.  When registering, make sure to follow the "Two steps to register".

http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/nossos-professores

The link above is contained on the MAC 2017 tab of the Guatemala Chapter website.  Even if you do not read Spanish, it is a thoughtful and beautifully formatted site very much worth looking at.  Scroll through the tabs Inicio (home) Pilares (pillares) NTHL (newsletter - No Tan Lejos del Horizonte) Boletín Mensual (monthly bulletin) and MAC 2017. For the Guatemala Chapter website, go to this link: http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate

 

THE APPLICATION FORM FOR THE CONFERENCE/TRAVEL GRANT WILL GO OUT NEXT WEEK.

 

 

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 18:01

MAC Scholarships Available - 2017

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 MAC Conference Fee and Travel Grants Available for 2017

As with previous conferences, Maryknoll Affiliates Conference (MAC) 2017 attendees may apply for a “Conference Fee and Travel Grant” for the conference hosted by the Guatemalan Chapter, to be held November 9-12. This program is possible due to your generous funding of Affiliate operations the past few years and our Executive Coordinator’s careful management of your dollars.

 

The goal of the program is to encourage representation from as many as possible of the over fifty Affiliate chapters located both around the world and here in the U.S. We also hope that, with grant assistance, individuals who have not yet had an opportunity to attend an international conference will be able to do so.

 

With funds limited, we ask applicants to explore and consider all possible funding sources that may be available to them. For example, chapters might explore supporting participation through donation of frequent flyer miles and chapter member contributions. In 2014, over fifteen attendees benefited from grant assistance; we hope that as many or more will be assisted through the 2017 program. Applications are due by April 1, 2017Depending upon funding availability, applications may be accepted after the April 1 dead line. 

 

APPLICATION FORM: Click on the green button below to open the Application Conference/Travel Grant Form. 

Apply Today!

 

Once completed simply click on the SUBMIT button and it will be automatically sent to Bob Short  

 

Sunday, 29 January 2017 00:04

MAC 2017 - More Details

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To read more details about the purpose and theme development for MAC 2017, click on the link below:

Open Website!

The Registration Form will be read next week.

Thank you

Sunday, 22 January 2017 02:58

MAC 2017 Website - INITIAL LOOK

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The Guatemala MAC 2017 Conference Committee has completed the MAC 2017 website.  With one small editing issue on the Payment Form, it is ready to go live.  If you would like to take an initial look at their tremendous work, click on the link: http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/nossos-professores "target="_blank".  Spanish and English sections are available. In this coming week the editing on the Payment Form will be completed so that Registration can begin.

The quality and quantity of work done by the Guatemala Conference Committee has been extraordinary.  Un millón de gracias!!

 

Sunday, 15 January 2017 16:54

Memorial Mass - March 4, 2017

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There will be a Memorial Mass on March at Maryknoll NY for all Affiliate who have passed on in recent years.  Affiliate Board member, Russ Feldmeier MM, will be the principal celebrant.

This week we celebrate the passing of Bob Maxwell - December 29, 2016.  Bob and his spouse Liz were long time members of the Cincinnati Affiliate Chapter.  Below are quotes and photos taken from the beautiful booklet at the Mass (January 6th) celebrating Bob's life.  At this posting, I'm not sure how much of the card was designed by Liz, but several of the quotes are hers.  Is it fair to say that statements of love for one other are in many ways a statement of love and celebration for all of us?

"We're about to meet our Maker. I pray constantly.  We'll be looking through new lenses."  If we remember everything, our minds would be so filled with the past, there would scarcely be room for the present. We should consciously open our receptive minds to what is present." (Spoken by Bob while he had dementia)

 

 

 

 

 

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