On a Maryknoll immersion trip, the pilgrims experience the culture and hear the stories of our brothers and sisters around the world. Immersion trips through the Deacon Mission Partners Program are focused on solidarity building that prepare the deacon and wife to integrate the experience into their ministries when they return.
Immersion trips include: pre-trip orientation, on-site introduction to the cultural, economic, and political realities, opportunities to meet the people and hear their stories of challenge and hope, daily communal prayer, liturgies and theological reflection, visits to tourist and cultural sites, and post-trip debriefing and reflection. Credits for Continuing Education and Annual Retreats.
“My participation in the 2014 Pilgrimage Retreat to Central America sponsored by Maryknoll was a life-changing experience for me…a moment of metanoia. I hope and pray that my brother deacons and priests serving the Lord’s flock in the United States would consider taking part in the next pilgrimage. To pray at the tombs of the Latin American martyrs...to listen to the witness of the people of El Salvador and Guatemala…to listen to the witness of the Maryknoll brothers and priests that have accompanied the Lord’s flock…it was a breathtaking experience and brought about in me a renewal of my own heart.”
The Most Reverend David P. Talley, M.S.W., J.C.D.
Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta (Episcopal Vicar, Region II)