Maryknoll Affiliates are a diverse group of people from throughout the world who, as the Mission Statement describes, "…while continuing to pursue their own life's journey", commit themselves to global mission and challenge each other, "…to witness to mission as a way of life by going beyond borders, locally and globally, walking with the poor and excluded, and striving for peace and justice for all of God's creation." That sense of commitment lived out in community has a way of bringing a sense of purpose and joy to one's life.