Month: February 2018

Third Sunday of Lent Reflection by Ben Bear

                                                               Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Third… Read more »

Second Sunday of Lent Reflection by Justin Hoch

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Second Sunday of Lent Reflection by Justin Hoch, former volunteer with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” (Mark 9:2-10) Working with highschoolers is difficult, to say the least. For the… Read more »

Where Is God?

By Brian Igel, Colorado Vincentian Volunteers In the last 8 months of my experience of Colorado Vincentian Volunteers, my heart and spirit have often been left restless and waiting for hope of God’s love and healing in our world. During these short months we have seen firsthand the effects of injustice, whether it be as… Read more »

First Sunday of Lent Reflection by Amy Krach

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. First Sunday of Lent Reflection by Amy Krach, former volunteer with Rostro de Cristo,  “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”… Read more »

Create Your Charism: Ada Lee – Vincentian Service Corps West – San Francisco, CA

Ada is one of five CVN Serving with Sisters Ambassadors – volunteers sharing the joy, energy, and fulfillment of serving alongside Catholic Sisters in CVN member programs, through creative reflection, conversation, and experience. Enjoy this post, and stay tuned to hear more from Ada and her fellow Ambassadors over the course of their service year!  When I… Read more »

Love is in the Air!

A Valentines Day Special Pt. 2 There are many lifelong benefits to a year of service – job skills, spiritual growth, professional connections, friendships – and love! Here are some stories from couples who met during their year of service with Dominican Volunteers USA!  In the middle of my history class, Megan appeared at the… Read more »

Ash Wednesday Reflection by Katrina Buchanan

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Ash Wednesday Reflectionby Katrina Buchanan, Currently serving with Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Chicago “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from… Read more »

Faith + Service + LOVE!

A Valentines Day Special There are many lifelong benefits to a year of service – job skills, spiritual growth, professional connections, friendships – and love! Here are some stories from couples who met during their year of service with Franciscan Volunteer Ministry! Hindsight is twenty-twenty, or so the saying goes. But not for Kathryn and I…. Read more »

Faith, Service, and Simplicity

By Christine Convery, Christ the King Service Corps Six months after my year with Christ the King Service Corps was completed, I met two of my former housemates at a parlor in downtown Detroit and got my first tattoo. Beneath a road map and skyline of Detroit, the artist inked into my skin the core… Read more »

Moving Closer to God by Drawing Closer to Each Other

By Zach Wiley, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry In his book The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis paints a picture of purgatory as a dreary, sprawling, abandoned town in which no one can stand being around each other, so they keep moving away and out, further and further away from contact with others. They do not move… Read more »