Month: July 2016

My Two Cents

By Lauren Mifsud, Mercy Volunteer Corps Mercy Volunteer Lauren Mifsud plays at recess withthree of her students at St. Peter’s School in SanFrancisco If there is one thing that I have learned this year as a Mercy Volunteer, it is how to pay for things with change. My community member, Bianca, laughs at me when… Read more »

Let Go and Let God

By Helene Bansley, Amate House  “Do not ask yourself what unique talent I possess, but rather, who am I for others?” In the first station of the cross, Jesus is preparing for his death. He goes to the garden of Gethsemane to pray to God because he is overwhelmed with sorrow and distress. He is… Read more »

All Will Be Well

By Gianna Carleo, Colorado Vincentian Volunteer  “Reflect and Be Transformed”: This photo is of Tommy Ryan (left) and Kaela Alton (right) during a fall retreat with the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers. This is one of the last photos taken of Kaela before she passed away. Few things in nature compare to the company of a winding… Read more »

Discovering Trust in a Baltimore Hospital

By Elizabeth Modde, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry  A Baltimore Graveyard: The irony of our Baltimore benches is a poignant symbol As a patient advocate, I am immediately drawn to the patients who do not seem to be happy with their care or those who do not understand their care plan. When I found out that… Read more »