WHO ARE WE?
Affiliates are those committed to Christian ideals
who have a strong desire for bondedness in community
who want to participate in Maryknoll's mission to the poor
in its global and local dimensions
Affiliates are people of prayer
committed to continuous formation in their spirituality in their sense of mission
aware of the continuous creative tension between being and doing
Affiliates want to be part of the 21st century Maryknoll movement
of Maryknoll's new, developing understanding of its charism which
moves beyond Congregation, Lay Missioners and Society and is led
by the Spirit to be open to new possibilities of expression
Affiliates bring a uniqueness to this charism while pursuing their life's journey
Affiliates are willing to claim Maryknoll and want Maryknoll to claim them.
They offer and seek a relationship based on mutuality, on trust patience, and presence
matching needs with resources and are willing to enter into healthy,
creative tension in working out this relationship
The relationship between the Affiliates and the Maryknoll members is to
empower both parties to be connected to the people they both serve:
in global vision, spirituality, community, and mission action.
The Covenant is a means of expressing the mutual relationship in which
Maryknoll and Affiliates covenant to each other