ON THE ROAD AGAIN

by Emma Phojanakong The sights and sounds of Cambodia are so memorable. It will be a part of my life forever. It is no doubt a spiritual journey, sharing the history, the life, the culture of the Khmer people. The sounds of the Tuk Tuk, a motorized tricycle, as it navigates the narrow streets of Phom Penh is a wonder....
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We Accompanied Them through the Night

by Bridget O’Donnell Muller, Lew Beach, NY, who participated in the Maryknoll Lay Missioner’s Friends Across Borders (FAB) program in El Salvador. In June of 2016, I participated in a Maryknoll Lay Missioners’ Friends Across Borders trip to El Salvador. On the first night of our arrival, the ten of us – women and men from all across the United...
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A PILGRIMAGE TO TANZANIA

by Susan Feeney, Skillman, NJ, who participated in the Maryknoll Lay Missioner’s Friends Across Borders (FAB) program in Tanzania. My journey to participate in the Friends Across Borders trip to Tanzania began in Jerusalem in July 2014. I had begun to process what I might do when I “retire” from the practice of law. In the Church of the Resurrection...
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Come and See… in Bolivia

by Santa Orlando- Maryknoll Affiliate – Albany, NY who recently participated in the Maryknoll Lay Missioner’s Friends Across Borders (FAB) program in Bolivia. I am a Maryknoll Affiliate. I have met many Affiliates from the states and some from other countries. I know the history of the Maryknoll Fathers, Brothers and Sisters. I have spent time with Maryknoll Sisters serving...
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Joy of the Gospel… in Cambodia

Around the world in 18 days! Denise, and Rich Lessard – Albany Chapter; Affiliate Board Member recently participated in the Maryknoll Lay Missioner’s Friends Across Borders (FAB) program in Cambodia. …the Gospel tells us constantly to run the risk of a face-to-face encounter with others, with their physical presence which challenges us, with their pain and their pleas, with their...
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Pope Francis addresses “globalization of indifference”

The following reflection by Fr. Dave Schwinghamer, MM was published in the November-December 2013 NewsNotes. On July 1, over 300 Eritrean and Somali asylum-seekers drowned one half mile from the coast of Italy. When their fishing boat caught fire and sank near the island of Lampedusa they had travelled between 2,500-3,000 miles from their home countries in the Horn of...
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The Richness of Mission Life in Kenya

By Kathie Gribble, Maryknoll Affiliate and JustFaith Graduate, FAB participant 2013 JustFaith Immersion to Kenya I would like to take you on at least the highlights of my journey September 6th through 19th with nine other adventurers and two Maryknoll Lay Missioners guides, immersing ourselves in the lives of the people of Kenya in Eastern Africa. The twelve of us...
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Becoming a Maryknoll Lay Missioner is my calling

By Rick Dixon, Maryknoll Lay Missioner in El Salvador and Max Etter, FAB participant 2013 JustFaith Immersion to El Salvador Foddered sleep the night before left Max’s eyes heavy and tired, but as he walked out of the San Salvador airport Friday morning August 2nd they became alert and attentive. A tall, lanky eighteen-year old from Illinois he arrived with...
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