Debbie Northern served as a Maryknoll lay missioner in Tanzania and El Salvador. She's now on the lay missioners' formation team in New York.
Fr. Lo Dam is a Maryknoll priest working in Japan.
Barbara Fraser served as a lay missioner in Peru.
Mary Gill and her husband Pat Denevan were Maryknoll lay missioners in Oaxaca, Mexico, where they still live. They now participate as Maryknoll Affiliates.
Fr. Mike Snyder has spent his mission life in East Africa.
Jason and Felicia Gehrig lived with their children as lay missioners in Bolivia.
Sr. Theresa Baldini, MM, who writes this week's reflection, was a member of the Maryknoll Contemplative Community in South Sudan.
This week's reflection was written by Fr. Tom Henehan who has spent his mission life in South America.
This reflection on the second Sunday of Advent is written by Sr. Charlotte Hobler, MM.
This reflection for the first Sunday of Advent was prepared by Fr. Tom Marti, MM, who spent his mission life in the Philippines.
Curt Klueg writes this week's scripture reflection on the great gift of forgiveness.
Dave Kane, a member of the Global Concerns office staff, is a former lay missioner who lives and works in Joao Pessoa, Brazil.