Maryknoll Affiliate News (183)

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Friday, 31 March 2017 20:09

April 2017 Updates

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April Updates - Week One

  1. Alpharetta, GA on June 3 - Gerald and Marita Grudzen, who are in the process of initiating a Chapter in Kenya (probably a hybrid virtual chapter) 
    will be speaking about their present work in Kenya at a major international conference on relations between Christians and Muslims and its relationship to Human Rights violations in various parts of the world. The title of the conference is Interreligious Dialogue and Human Rights: Affirming our Solidarity.  It will take place at the Istanbul Cultural Center is 551 N. Main St., Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA.

 

  1. MAC 2017 - It is exciting to report that registrations for this wonderful event - a one-time-in-a-life opportunity for many - are coming in from the U.S and abroad.  Additional information on specific details will continue to be posted.  However, if you have any questions, please feel free to write Bob Short at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  In order to get a better sense for the beautiful venue site, click on the link that follows.  The Youtube video is in Spanish (you can see how many words you can capture) and gives a pretty thorough look at the inside and outside grounds of Verbo Encarnado. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qmZem8wd50&feature=youtu.be

     

  2. Peru Disaster Relief Drive - the recently posted request for support from Affiliates to, in turn, support the Affiliates in Peru who are helping their people suffering from disastrous floods and landslides, has realized a more wonderful, fruitful response than we could have imagined.  The number of Affiliates who have contributed and the amount contributed is, again, beyond expectation.  The Affiliates in Lima and Arequipa will be surprised and elated with the solidarity shown by their sisters and brothers here.  We are in the process of working out the details to make this a efficacious undertaking.  Fr. Joe Fedora MM, in Peru has graciously volunteered to help with the distribution of funds over time.  As the money is still coming in, we do not yet have a total count, but it is more than sufficient to the need and therefore this short-term fund raising drive will be over as of Tuesday, April 4th. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SUPPORT AND GENEROSITY!!  Weather reports from Peru are predicting continuous heavy rain for the next two weeks with a possible additional bout in August.  Please continue to pray for the people of Peru.  There are many videos portraying what is happening in the country (Huaicos/Huayos = landslides).  Here is one example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agLuoWPryh0
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 15:58

Peruvian Affiliates Need Our Suport!

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Our Affiliate sisters and brothers in Peru need our support.  Patty Barneond de Garcia-Tres, Board liaison to Latin America, and I have been in contact with Affiliate Chapter members in Lima (Carlos Apcho, María Matias & Alberto Bailetti) and in Arequipa (María Farfán, Peru’s Regional Coordinator) about the devastation (loss of lives and edifices due to flooding and landslides) throughout a good part of the country.  They have asked for our prayers.

Affiliate Chapters there have mobilized to help out wherever they can.  Many of the Affiliates helping are poor themselves and have suffered significant loses.  Still, as they said to Patty and I in December of 2014 when we met with the Lima chapters in Pamplona Alta at the parish of San Francisco, “We are the poor helping the more poor.” (Somos los pobres apoyando a los mas pobres)

Patty and I have been in contact with Dave Schaffner to see if, in addition to our solidarity in prayer, we might consider a very short-term-one-time campaign to raise funds from among Affiliates who are willing and able to provide some financial support. Dave very much favored our reaching out in this way. 

If you (as a Chapter or an individual) would like to provide some financial support (any amount - $10, $25, $100...) please do the following:

  1. Write the check to Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers and put Peru Affiliates in the memo line.

  2. Send the check to:

     Bob Short

     c/o Nancy Kleppel

     PO Box 305

     Maryknoll, NY 10545-0305

Thank you for your prayers and, if you are able, for your donations to help

Bob

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 19 March 2017 14:02

Where Are You Going - Siena College

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Siena Students

The Greater Boston and Albany Chapters collaborated on a Saturday (3/18/17) workshop to Siena College students in Albany, NY.  The workshop, entitled Where Are You Going (Quo Vadis) was originally developed by Bill Murphy of the Greater Boston Chapter with help from Chapter members Kathy Morrison and Bob Short.  Where Are You Going is meant to help students who have participated in a short term cross-cultural experience more carefully and consciously reflect upon that experience so that the immersion with another culture will not only be better appreciated, but be integrated into their lives as they discern where they are going as their live journey evolves.

On this cold March morning at Siena following a major snow storm just days before,  4 students and their service director participated in the 4 hour workshop. Santa Orlando and Bill & Chris Minnear of the Albany Chapter along with Kathy Morrison and Bob Short of the Greater Boston Chapter (Bill Murphy was in California at the time) facilitated the workshop.  The students, two of whom had an experience in the St. Francis homeless shelter in Philadelphia and two others in Haiti, where  engaged from the start and seemed to very much appreciated the opportunity to debrief their experiences in a supportive and relaxed context and learn how that short cross-cultural experience would help inform their life decision ahead.

Our hope is that the Where Are You Going Discernment Day will take root in college campuses and parishes throughout the country.  In addition to helping the students to develop a deeper sense of mission, it is a way to make the Maryknoll name more visible... most especially to younger generations.

Our next workshop is slated for April at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:04

MAC 2017 - Mission Trips

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 MISSION TRIPS – GENERAL INFORMATION                               

MISSION VISITS (Click the link below and scroll down to Mission Visits – English): http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/nossos-professores

FOR MISSIONS # 1, 2, 4 [Southwest Coast/Western Highlands/El Salvador]

  • November 13 (Monday morning) – Travel to the chosen site/locale.  Arrive at the site by noon or early afternoon.
  • Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 - Get to experience the site from many perspectives.
  • Thursday 16 – Return trip to the city
  • Friday 17 – Flight back home
  • On nights before and after the Mission Visit (Sunday 12 & Thursday 16) – You will need to make accommodations in a local hotel. 

MISSION # 3 [Guatemala City]

  • November 13 (Monday morning) – Visit the two sites listed (Proyecto Caminando Por La Paz & Iglesia San Sabastián)
  • On nights before and after the visit (Sunday 12 & Monday 13) you will need to make accommodations in a local hotel. 
  • Tuesday 14 - flight back home

   A Guatemalan Chapter member will take you to the airport if the hotel does not provide that

NOTE:

Participants will need to make their own arrangements for the hotels.  Make reservations before hand in due time.

We recommend the following two options that are near The Maryknoll Residence.  The cost for each is approximately $100.00 per night:

 

Sunday, 05 March 2017 22:47

MAC 2017 March 6th UPDATE

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MAC 2017 Update:

  • As of March 1st, 32 people have signed up for the Conference.  The Verbo Encarnado venue hold a maximum of about 100 people.

If you have any questions or comments, contact Bob Short at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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.

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