Maryknoll Discernment Retreat 2017
By Sister Maureen Hanahoe, M.M.
During Holy Week of this year, April 13th to the 16th 2017, 27 young men and women came to Maryknoll, New York, from all over the United States, as well as Kenya and Scotland, to discern a Call to Global Mission as a Priest, Brother , Sister or Lay Missioner.
The Retreat was both prayerful and meaningful, as we accompanied Jesus in His Passion, and in our own desire to deepen our call to discipleship. It also provided the opportunity to share with each other our diverse calls to mission, as well as to listen to other missioners, who have been transformed, through sharing their lives with so many cultures, throughout the world.
Through this experience, the participants discovered the diverse charisms of the Priests, Brothers Sisters and Lay Missioners. They also learned about the Affiliates and about Short Term Mission. They experienced Maryknoll as a movement, where there is the opportunity to minister collaboratively with others, in working for justice and peace, and in recognizing and giving witness to God’s love, in every part of the world.