Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Scripture Reflection Guides

Come pray, study, and act with us. The guides contain reflections, prayers, questions, testimony from Maryknoll missioners, and suggested actions for each week of Lent and Advent. Editor: Susan Gunn, Communications Manager, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Lenten Reflection Guide 2018

"Embracing Jesus' Practice of Nonviolence"

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we offer reflections, questions, prayers, and actions for the season of Lent based on each week’s Gospel reading and the six principles of nonviolence offered by Dr. King in Stride Toward Freedom, his memoir of the 1957 Montgomery bus boycott. According to Dr. King, the book is ‘‘the chronicle of 50,000 Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who in the process, acquired a new estimate of their own human worth.” 

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Advent Reflection Guide 2017

"A Season to Welcome the Stranger"

Advent offers us all a special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to Jesus' way of life, rooted in love and welcome. The 2017 Advent Reflection Guide: A Season to Welcome the Stranger from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns contains reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the experience of Maryknoll missioners who have lived and worked with communities affected by forced migration in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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Lenten Reflection Guide 2017

"A Journey with Gospel Nonviolence"

The 2017 Lenten Reflection Guide from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns contains reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the written reflections and recorded discussions by the 83 Catholic peacemakers who attended the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome in April 2016. 

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Advent Reflection Guide 2016

"A Season to Embrace Gospel Nonviolence"

The Advent Reflection Guide for 2016 from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns contains reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the discussions by Catholic peacemakers who attended the landmark Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome in April 2016.

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Lenten Reflection Guide 2016

"Forty Days with Scripture and Laudato Si'"

The Lenten Reflection Guide from the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns contains reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the teachings of Pope Francis in his latest encyclical, Laudato Si’.

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