Border Pilgrimage

November 5, 2015

El Paso & Ciudad Juarez: Pilgrimage Retreat on the Border The Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers still have a few spots available! Join them for a cross-cultural mission immersion trip to learn more about the realities of the border between Mexico and the U.S. El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico are communities joined at the hip but …..

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Haiti Mission Trip

November 2, 2015

Haiti Immersion for Teachers and Diocesan and Parish Ministers January 27-February 3rd, 2016 Maryknoll Mission Education invites Catholic ministers and educators to experience the true spirit of the Haitian people and a Church committed to transforming lives through love and service. Encounter a powerful example of what Pope Francis calls “a poor Church for the …..

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Canonization of Fr. Junípero Serra

October 7, 2015

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Wednesday, 23 September 2015 …What can we do to keep our heart from growing numb, becoming anesthetized? How do we make the joy of the Gospel increase and take deeper root in our lives? Jesus gives the answer. He said to …..

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The Mission Office, formerly known as the Catholic Missions Office, looks to educate and inspire people to take seriously their baptismal responsibility to be on mission in whatever context they live and work. The Office is at the service of the worldwide Church while remaining firmly rooted in the Archdiocese of Chicago. It also serves as the local representative for the Pontifical Mission Societies: The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Missionary Childhood Association, The Society of Saint Peter Apostle, and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious.

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"Jesus said: Go out and tell the good news to everyone. Go out and in my name embrace life as it is, and not as you think it should be. Go out to the highways and byways, go out to tell the good news fearlessly, without prejudice, without superiority, without condescension, to all those who have lost the joy of living. Go out to proclaim the merciful embrace of the Father. Go out to those who are burdened by pain and failure, who feel that their lives are empty, and proclaim the folly of a loving Father who wants to anoint them with the oil of hope, the oil of salvation. Go out to proclaim the good news that error, deceitful illusions and falsehoods do not have the last word in a person’s life. Go out with the ointment which soothes wounds and heals hearts."

- Homily for Canonization of St. Junípero Serra September 23, 2015

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