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Maryknoll's new Candidate

John Siyumbu arrives from Kenya, East Africa!

siyumbuJohn finally received his visa and arrived at the Maryknoll Formation house in Chicago on February 15, 2017.  He is our first candidate from Africa.  John is 30 years old and comes from Bungoma in the Western Province of Kenya.

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Holy Week 2017 at Maryknoll

Answering the Call! Discerning a vocation!

hw1Join us for a vocation retreat during Holy Week 2017 at the Maryknoll Headquarters in Ossining, NY.  Located just 20 miles north of New York City and overlooking the Hudson River it’s a great location with a campus that allows you to get out and enjoy nature!  Come meet men and women like you who are seeking a closer relationship with God through embracing a vocation as priest, Brother, Sister, or Lay Missioner.

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Deacon Peter Latouf, M.M.

Pastoral Ministry in a Korean Parish

latouf1.12A nice advantage of having the Maryknoll Initial Formation program partly take place in Chicago is that the city here is diverse, and there are many opportunities to become engaged in just about any type of ministry to which one feels called. After spending a few years overseas on my Overseas Training Program, I wanted to continue to live out that missionary calling here in the United States.

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Missionary Discipleship

Disciples of Jesus - Impelled to Mission

pfrancisPope Francis has often used the phrase “missionary disciples.” In his first apostolic exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium), he says: “Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus: we no longer say that we are ‘disciples’ and ‘missionaries,’ but rather that we are always ‘missionary disciples.’”

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Mercy and Mission

All Christians are Missionaries

mercy and missionMercy and mission have a close relationship that calls all Christians to be missionaries who share the joy of the Gospel without trying to force others to believe, Pope Francis said.

The joy that comes from conveying God's love and mercy is "the concrete sign that we have met Jesus."  However, he added, "this does not mean proselytizing. This is making a gift: 'I am giving you what gives me - joy.'"

Referring to the Holy Year which just closed on the feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis is a reminded Christians to never tire of feeling the need for God's forgiveness "so that when we are weak his closeness makes us strong and allows us to live our faith with greater joy."

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Maryknoll Vocations Ministry Winter Newsletter

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