Month: March 2016

To See Our Own Light

To See Ou  r    Kay Samuelson currently serves as a Computer Literacy / Job Readiness ESL Instructor with The Opening Word Program on Long Island. She lives at St. Hugh’s Convent in Huntington Station, NY where she shares community with four Amityville Dominican Sisters and fellow volunteer Angela Chiappone. Before I entered life as a… Read more »

Easter Abroad: Reflections from Peru

“When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.” John 20:1-9Reflection by Stephanie Sanabria, Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps Midwest Alumna      In this Gospel reading we are… Read more »

Service Inspired by the Empty Tomb

“When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.” John 20:1-9Reflection by Libby Riggs, Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Volunteer Program Coming to the end of my discernment… Read more »

The Mystery of the Resurrection

“When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.” John 20:1-9Reflection by Hannah Abalos, Dominican Volunteers      Christ has risen! Truly, he has risen! The Resurrection—the… Read more »

From Death To Life

By Madeline Jarrett, Amate House Volunteer serving in Chicago, IL  I would like to start this reflection with what, in my opinion, is one of the most important questions one could ever ask: What does it mean to love one another? Luke 22:19 describes the Last Supper: “And He took bread and giving thanks, He… Read more »

Application Tips from a Current Volunteer

By Sara Spittler 1. Make lists of what populations you feel called to serve, where you would consider serving, what you like to do, and what you are good at doing. Research where these lists overlap. This is similar advice to what my father had me do when applying to programs. His categories were what do… Read more »

Witnessing Forgiveness

“Jesus, remember me when You come into Your Kingdom“ Luke 22:14 – 23:56    Reflection by Debbie Northern, Maryknoll Lay Missioners Staff            Palm Sunday always seems like a roller coaster of emotions for me.  We wave palms and have a  procession after hearing how Jesus was given a hero’s welcome in… Read more »

Will You Follow?

“Jesus, remember me when You come into Your Kingdom“ Luke 22:14 – 23:56     Reflection by Cody Maynus, Visitation Internship Program Alumnus             Palm Sunday is all about walking, isn’t it? We find ourselves walking alongside the massive crowd who gathered outside of Jerusalem, waving our palm fronds, and singing “All glory,… Read more »

Look Again

“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw” John 8:1-11     Reflection by Anna Dourgarian, Visitation Internship Program        For the first time in reading this passage, I was disappointed. It is one of the most famous passages of the entire Bible; everybody knows the line “He who… Read more »

Dropping the Stones

“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw” John 8:1-11     Reflection by Sarah Ceponis, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry Alumna             Back in the days of high school drama and cafeteria gossip, I remember hearing of a classmate who had supposedly cheated on his girlfriend. My… Read more »