In the gospel of St. John (21:18), Jesus says to Peter, "When you were young, you were able to do what you liked and go where you wanted to; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands and others will direct you and take you where you don't want to go."
What a beautiful day we share today as we come together! We extend a warm, heart-felt welcome to all our guests: family members and friends who have joined us for this Final Vows special ceremony. We also welcome our Maryknoll brother, Fr. Jack Sullivan, to preside at this Eucharistic Liturgy.
We Maryknoll Sisters were holding our General Assembly in New Jersey. The beautiful closing ceremony was on Saturday evening, just in time for us to make it. The Peoples’ Climate March was to start at 11 a.m. Sunday (September 21) and some events were even scheduled to happen around 9:00.
To each one…
“Our missionary vocation is essentially a work of great expectations and lively hope.” These words of our founder Mother Mary Joseph, spoken in 1949, were sent to us by the Eden community for this General Assembly.
Ever since we were young children, we’ve been looking up at the night sky, perhaps saying silently or calling out, “Twinkle, twinkle, little star” or “the stars at night are big and bright…” That attraction, that wonder, that allurement led
I went to a rally in Washington, D.C., on July 25 for the protection of Central American children entering the United States illegally. The rally was held in back of the White House at the same time President Obama was having a meeting with the presidents from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
In August 2014, I attended a meeting of a New York group called Religion and Peace in Stony Point, NY. I met a young Iraqi mother who told me that all her life, her country has been at war. Now, her children are born into more violence and war.