April 4, 2015
February 10, 2015
Deacon Shaun Crumb, M.M.
Shaun Crumb spent his childhood at Woodlawn Resort and Campground in Glenwood, a fishing resort that his parents have owned and operated for the past 41 years.
His experience of service there helped inspire his journey toward becoming a Maryknoll priest, which will grow one step closer on Dec. 13 when he was ordained a transitional deacon at his home parish, Sacred Heart in Glenwood, MN. “Growing up at the resort was good mission preparation because we were always on call to help people,” Crumb explained. “You have to be really flexible working at a resort and as a missioner, too.”
The priest is first of all a minister of the Word of God. He is consecrated and sent forth to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom to all, calling every person to the obedience of faith and leading believers to an ever-in-creasing knowledge of and communion in the mystery of God, as revealed and communicated to us in Christ.
June 1, 2013
|Lam Hua professes his Final Oath|
The oath taken by Maryknoll priests and brothers is a promise to consecrate one’swhole life to the work of the missions committed to Maryknoll and an oath of obedience
to legitimate superiors. Lam took his Permanent Oath in the presence of Fr. Edward M. Dougherty, Superior General, his parents, friends and members of the Maryknoll family. The special witnesses on behalf of he Society were Bro. Brendan Corkery and Fr.Michael Snyder.
Lam Hua was born in Vietnam and came to the United States at seven years. His family settled in Tacoma, Washington and he attended the public schools there through high school. He felt a call to priesthood and mission and took part in a special Maryknoll Mission program during the four years he attended St. Xavier College in Chicago. He entered Maryknoll after college graduation in 2007 and did his theological
studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Lam spent two years in Tanzania ashis Overseas Training Program working in parish ministry and sacramental preparation.
In taking his Final Oath to Maryknoll Lam bound himself to Maryknoll and the foreign missions. On August 31, 2013 he will take another major step on the road to missionary priesthood when he is ordained a deacon by Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.SS.S. in his home parish of St. Ann in Tacoma. He will minister as a deacon at Old St. Mary’s Parish in Chicago and will be ordained to the priesthood at Maryknoll, N.Y. next year.
by Harry Florentine
Posted by Maryknoll Vocations at Saturday, June 01, 2013
May 3, 2013
|Dae Kim, M.M.|
Posted by Maryknoll Vocations at Friday, May 03, 2013
December 7, 2012
I am what Jesus is
because Jesus became what I am.
Christmas came and went
Christmas came and went
But after all the running around
and anxiety about finding it,
There it was
6 lbs. 8 ounces and growing
her given name: Milagro (Miracle).
Posted by Maryknoll Vocations at Friday, December 07, 2012
October 5, 2012
Most people are not very well practiced in the art of “Know Thyself,” as the forecourt of the temple of Apollo at Delphi famously proclaimed. How do we really ever get to know the me that is inside? Those in the Western world who are interested usually seek outside help, from psychologists and psychiatrists to self-help gurus and New Age books. From Eastern spirituality, we have the method of retreating inward, meditation and yoga being a few of the techniques.
Posted by Maryknoll Vocations at Friday, October 05, 2012
October 2, 2012
Sunday, September 29, 2012
|Maryknoll Sisters Motherhouse|
This past week, something significant came to my attention. I watched on TV as scores of people were camping out in thestreets in sleeping bags and tents, just like the millions of homeless here in the United States. However, unlike the homeless, these people were not harassed or vacated. They were allowed to stay, as they had a home to return to and money in their pockets.
|St. Therese of Lisieux|
Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Therese of Liseux. She was born in 1873 in France and lived for only 24 years. She was known, mostly through her autobiography in The Story of a Soul, for her simplicity and absolute trust in the love of God. Our readings today reflect her simplicity. Isaiah and the Psalms speak of one finding comfort in Jerusalem, the source and center of Jewish faith and life, as a child finds comfort in the chest of a mother.