Month: March 2015

Reflection: 5 Favorite Memories with the Sisters of Mercy

Lauren Tatanus Currently serving with Mercy Volunteer Corps at Hands on Hartford Hartford, CT As a second year Mercy Volunteer, I have been exposed to the Sisters of Mercy in many different facets. This year, in particular, is memorable since our community is laying the foundation for future volunteers in Hartford, CT. In order to… Read more »

Reflection: Do It Anyway

By Gabby Mejia Holy Child Volunteer Batey Lecheria, Dominican Republic I have been serving as a missionary in the Dominican Republic for about 8 months. It has been an incredibly humbling, challenging, adventurous, overwhelming, crazy time. I’ve learned a lot about myself, about this culture, but most importantly, I have deepened my relationship with Christ… Read more »

Fifth Sunday of Lent Reflection – Forty Days with the Four Pillars

“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.”John 12:20-33 By Laura Castro, Catholic Volunteer Network Staff and Former Cap Corps Midwest Volunteer In today’s reading, Jesus reveals his death to his disciples knowing they soon would be… Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Lent Reflection – Forty Days with the Four Pillars

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” John 3:14-21 By Carol Lackie, Catholic Volunteer Network Staff This is one of the most frequently quoted passages of the Bible. For many believers, simply mentioning “John 3:16”… Read more »

Discernment story: Called to become

By Sr. Margaret CullotyFormer volunteer with The Volunteer Missionary MovementFrom Service to Sisterhood Vocation Story We all have dreams and one of mine was to go to Africa. Following my graduation from university I had a profound sense of gratitude in my heart. I felt truly blessed for all I had received in life and… Read more »

Third Sunday of Lent Reflection – Forty Days with the Four Pillars

“Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”John 2:13-25 By Barbara Wheeler, U.S. Catholic Mission Association Staff and Former Vincentian Service Corps Volunteer For people who know what it means to live in community, this Gospel can come as a relief. Even Jesus got angry. It is good to know that… Read more »

Ashes to go

By Cody Maynus Current volunteer with Visitation Internship Program Sr. Karen Mohan, VIP director, and former VIP volunteer, Anna Dourgarian, who participated in the Ashes to Go ministry I live, work, and pray among prophets.  Not the camel-hair-and-locusts or the bushy-beard-and-divine-judgement varieties. My prophets are six nuns who individually and collectively love more deeply than… Read more »

Second Sunday of Lent Reflection – Forty Days with the Four Pillars

“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”Mark 9-2-10 By Julie McElmurry, Director of Franciscan Passages and Former Jesuit Volunteer Jesus invites Peter, James and John to witness something so indescribable that words fail them and words fail even the Gospel writer himself.  Of the Transfiguration, the writer can only tell us that Jesus’ clothes… Read more »