Br. John Beeching works with Burmese refugees in Thailand.
Maggie Fogarty, a former lay missioner who lived and worked in Bolivia, writes the reflection for today's readings.
Brother Marty Shea, who missions in Guatemala, shares a story of a child who brought light.
Sr. Ann Braudis, who worked as a missioner in Bolivia and the Philippines, writes: "May Jesus be born in you tonight as surely as he was born in Bethlehem all those long years ago."
The reflection for this final Sunday of Advent 2012 is written by Maria Montello, a lay missioner in Cambodia.
Maryknoll Fr. Dan McLaughlin writes about an archdiocesan initiative in Brazil to raise awareness of local issues.
This week's reflection on the readings is written by Sr. Rose Bernadette Gallagher, who, after decades of work in Asia, now serves as a Maryknoll representative to the UN's NGO community.
The first Sunday of Advent 2012 falls on the 32th anniversary of the martyrdom of the four North American churchwomen in El Salvador. This reflection is prepared by Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International and former director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
This final reflection for the liturgical year is written by Fr. Sacha Bermudez-Goldman, a Jesuit priest who is a former Maryknoll lay missioner.
Fr. John McAuley writes at this end of the liturgical year: "A person of faith today cannot read current news events without discerning that there are powerful movements of spirit and effective Spirit-filled actions afoot around the world; stirrings and actions of persons and communities that arise from aspirations for fruits that ultimately are of the Spirit: peace, justice, freedom, dignity, truth, equality, and hope."
This week's reflection is written by Barbara Fraser, a former Maryknoll lay missioner.
This week's scripture reflection is written by Maryknoll Fr. Mike Snyder, who lives and works in Tanzania.