Year: 2017

Forever Touched By Nong Khai – A Mother’s Perspective

 By Elaine Magee, mother to current Good Shepherd Volunteer Lauren Magee I am a worrier who hates to fly, so pretty much the only thing that would motivate me to travel halfway around the world, is seeing one of my daughters (I haven’t traveled outside the USA for 28 years.) Seven months ago my daughter… Read more »

A Palm Sunday Reflection

By Anna Jeide, currently serving with Lutheran Volunteer Corps Palm Sunday Matthew 26:14-27:66 “Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the namewhich is above every name.” The Palm Sunday text has always struck me as a bit strange, but… Read more »

Resting in Brokenness

By Greg Hamilton, currently serving with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Fifth Sunday of Lent John 11:1-45 “I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will never die.” Today’s Gospel challenged my understanding of what it means to be compassionate. When Jesus learned that a loved one… Read more »

From Brokenness to Healing

By Molly Trainor, former Benedictine Volunteer Fourth Sunday of Lent John 9:1, 6-9, 34-38 “I am the light of the world, says the Lord whoever follows me will have the light of life.” Today John tells of Jesus healing a man born blind. When others learn that the man can see, they ask themselves, “Isn’t… Read more »

Grace Meets Us Where We Are

By Melissa Carnall, alumnus of Amate House Third Sunday of Lent John 4:5-15, 19B-26, 39A, 40-42 “One does not live on bread along,  but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” Writer Anne Lamott tells us, “Grace meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us.”… Read more »

Serving with Sisters: Emily Guilbert

Throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network has shared interviews with volunteers currently serving alongside sisters. In each post you can learn a little more about how the volunteers found their program and what they’ve learned from the sisters they work with. Today we feature Emily Guilbert from Roswell, Georgia, a graduate of the… Read more »

Serving with Sisters: Adanna Adaka

Throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share interviews with volunteers currently serving alongside sisters. In each post you will hear a little more about how the volunteers found their program and what they’ve learned from the sisters they work with. Today we feature Adanna Adaka from Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, a graduate of Canisius… Read more »

Savoring the Graces by the Light of the Moon

By Celina Roybal, alumnus of the St. Joseph Worker Program of Orange, California Second Sunday of Lent Matthew 17:1-9 “From the shining cloud the Father’s voice is heard: This is my beloved Son, hear Him.” In today’s Gospel, the mountain is a place of prayer outside of the everyday world where a luminescent encounter with… Read more »

Serving with Sisters: Aubrey Kimble

Throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share interviews with volunteers currently serving alongside sisters. In each post you will hear a little more about how the volunteers found their program and what they’ve learned from the sisters they work with. Today we feature Aubrey Kimble from Zebulon, North Carolina, a graduate of… Read more »

Serving with Sisters: Ashley Guanzon

Throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share interviews with volunteers currently serving alongside sisters. In each post you will hear a little more about how the volunteers found their program and what they’ve learned from the sisters they work with. Today we feature Ashley Guanzon from San Diego, California, a graduate of… Read more »