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Friday, 03 January 2020 06:50

Quo Vadis: The Next Step

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Bill Murphy – Boston Chapter

The half-day workshop, Quo Vadis – Where Are You Going?....The Next Step, consists of exercises to assist individuals in debriefing any cross-cultural immersion experiences they may have had—not just international, but also socio-economic or ethnic or religious encounters within their own country. Reflective, inspiring, and practical all at the same time, Quo Vadis helps participants shape their unfolding future.

Quo Vadis can benefit existing sending organizations:

  • High school immersion programs
  • College study-abroad and shorter-term immersion programs
  • Parishes or faith-based groups and sister parishes
  • Peace Corps and other governmental and nongovernmental agencies.

Having enlisted the help of the Maryknoll Affiliate Board and Regional Coordinators in marketing Quo Vadis, I now ask all of you to contact groups you know like those described above.

If you need more information or your Affiliate Chapter wants to promote Quo Vadis, please talk with your Regional Coordinator or an Affiliate Board Member, or contact me, Bill Murphy, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whatever you can do or dream,
you can begin it.
Boldness has genius, power & magic in it.

 

Friday, 03 January 2020 04:41

Being Myself

Written by

Bob Maxwell – Cincinnati Chapter, deceased 2017

Why can’t I allow my own love and self-gift and Christlikeness.
Why do we deny our saintliness?

It is destructive to compare myself with others, both when I seem better and when I seem worse. I seem to be most me when I am alone doing nothing. Then I cannot compare.

Help me, Jesus, to be who I am, not who I imagine others want me to be.
I sometimes try to be someone who does not exist.

 

Thursday, 31 October 2019 03:21

Quick Quiz

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The world view of the indigenous people of the Amazon can best be characterized as: 

a.) Pagan

b.) Pantheistic

c.) Panentheistic

Answer: You’ll find it in the article, “God in all things: Synod looks at indigenous ‘theology of creation'." 

To learn more about the Amazon Synod, go to the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns website (https://maryknollogc.org/resources/resources-synod-amazon).

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 22:56

Maryknoll Mission  Institute – 2020

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Once again, The Maryknoll Sisters are offering a varied slate of programs. Which one will most enrich your life?

These are the programs for May through July 2020, all of which run Sunday through Friday:

May 10-15 Finding God in—of all Things:  Our Age-ing!
Robert Weber, PhD 

May 17-22 Journey to the Heart: Falling in Love with Earth
Sr. Sharon Zayac, OP

May 31-June 5 Where to from here? Radical Changes in Thought and Practice
Michael Morwood, MA

June 7-12 Loving Water Across Religions
Elizabeth McAnally, PhD

June 14-19 40th Anniversary of Martyrdom of Church Women in El Salvador
Eileen Markey and Others                  

June 21-26 Creating Religious Life for the 21st Century
Bro. Seán Sammon, FMS, PhD

July 12-17 Call To Personal and Global Transformation
Edwina Gateley, MA

July 19-24 Women at the Well: Agents of Change, Shapers of the World
Maureen H. O’Connell, PhD

July 26-31 Finding a Way in the Wilderness: Drawing Courage through the Art of Film
Fr. Larry Lewis, PhD

Learn more about these programs and register online at: maryknoll-mission-institute
         OR request an application form by:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 914-941-7575 @ 5671
Mail: Maryknoll Mission Institute
     Maryknoll Sisters
     PO Box 311
     Maryknoll, NY 10545-0311

 

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 22:43

A Prayer from "Canticle of the Creatures"

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By St Francis of Assisi

Praise to God with all the creatures,

Especially Brother Sun,

Who is the day that gives us light.

And the sun is beautiful and radiant with great
     splendor,

Bearing God’s likeness.

Praise for our Sister moon and the stars

In the heavens bright, precious, and fair.

Praise for our Brothers Wind and Air,

And fair and stormy, all weather’s moods,

That cherish all creation.

Praise for our Sister Water,

So useful, humble, precious and pure.

Praise for our Brother Fire,

Who lights the nights and is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.

Praise for our Sister,

Mother Earth,

Who sustains and governs us,

Producing varied fruits with colored flowers and
     herbs.

Praise for those who grant pardon out of love.

Blessed are those who endure in peace.

Thursday, 22 August 2019 22:35

Short-Term Mission Opportunity

Written by

Dick Horstman – Houston Chapter

The Benedictine Sisters of Boerne have a mission house in Eagle Pass, Texas, across the Rio Grande from Piedras Negras, Mexico. Sister Ursula Herrera is the only Sister at the house. Last December, the Sisters converted the house to a migrant respite shelter. 

The migrants are delivered to the house around 7:00 in the evening. Sister feeds them dinner, gives them a change of clothes, and they sleep one night at the house. Sister feeds them breakfast the next morning, and they are then picked up at 9:00 AM to travel to San Antonio. Sister needs help cooking, washing bedding, making beds, cleaning and sorting clothes, buying groceries, etc. She averages approximately 28 migrants a night.

Sister does not have room for a group of volunteers. She has a very nice apartment with a full bath in a detached garage for two volunteers.   It is an ideal setup for a couple.

Because Sister Ursula is very busy, if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact me, Dick Horstman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thursday, 22 August 2019 22:19

Maryknoll Connections

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Some chapters already had a special relationship with a Maryknoll Priest, Brother, Sister, or Lay Missioner when the Chapter Companions Initiative began. Others have requested a companion and are now enjoying getting to know their Maryknoll missioner. 

It’s not too late to ask the Chapter Companion team to help you connect with a Maryknoll missioner for mutual enrichment. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thursday, 22 August 2019 22:07

Question of the Month #5

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QTM #5: What story do you tell when people ask you about Maryknoll Affiliates?

This Question of the Month (QTM) was suggested by Tom McGuire, Chicago Chapter.

To answer this question, go to QTM #5.

 If you haven’t seen the Affiliates’ answers to the previous Questions of the Month, you’ll also find a link to them on that page.

We look forward to hearing your views on this and future Questions of The Month.

 

Thursday, 22 August 2019 22:00

Invitation to the Pope Francis Reading Club

Written by

Matt Rousso – New Orleans/Gulf South Chapter

We have begun a “Pope Francis Reading Club” in the New Orleans area to encourage Affiliates and as many people as possible to be in touch with the creative, visionary, and challenging thinking of our wonderful Pope Francis. We will only occasionally read a book by the Pope. Most of the time we will read copies of recent talks, homilies or excerpts from interviews he has given.

A highly enthusiastic group of 20 people helped develop the plan for the reading club. We will meet once a month at the Archdiocesan Retreat Center (the Cenacle), in Metairie, LA, on Monday evenings from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. There is no fee but we may make an occasional small free-will offering for the use of the Cenacle, the copy machine, etc.

For the month of August we are asking members to read The Joy of the Gospel, written in 2013, in which Pope Francis gives his fundamental vision for the church and society and includes most if not all of the issues he will deal with in more depth during his following years as Pope. We will discuss The Joy of the Gospel Monday, August 26. Our September meeting will be Monday, September 30.

If you are interested in joining the Pope Francis Reading Club and need a copy of The Joy of the Gospel or would like more information, please contact Matt Rousso: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The text is also available online: "Evangelii Gaudium".

We hope you will join us for what we believe will be a most fulfilling and enriching experience. If you don’t live in the New Orleans area and want to read along with the us you could email your comments or questions on the readings to Matt who might be able use them at their meeting.

 

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 16:54

Cultivating Nonviolence

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As we struggle to make appropriate responses to the situations in our families, in our neighborhoods, and in the world, Cultivating Nonviolence offers alternatives. Affiliates  are invited to learn more online and in person about nonviolence. The Cultivating Nonviolence program was developed for JustFaith in conjunction with Maryknoll and Pax Christi. It will help us to:

  • Develop personal peace,
  • Learn more about nonviolence,
  • Use nonviolence in all our relationships,
  • Envision a better world.

The eight-week October/November session consists of:

  • On-line readings and videos,
  • Personal and virtual discussions, and
  • Nonviolent practices to stretch our capabilities.

Each week we will share our thoughts and learnings through conference calls, emails, and Facebook.

We will read key sections of the engaging book, Personal Nonviolence, A Practical Spirituality for Peacemakers, by Gerhard A. Vandehaar. Copies can be ordered through Amazon, or we will email copies of short sections.

Contact Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for information or to register.

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