Month: March 2018

Supper with Sisters: 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!  At first… Read more »

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Reflection by Colleen Quigley

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Reflection by Colleen Quigley, former volunteer with Salesian Lay Missioners “Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day… Read more »

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Reflection by Lydia Olsen

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Reflection by Lydia Olsen, former volunteer with JVC Northwest “Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when… Read more »

Being in the Moment: God’s lesson

By Sammy Eckrich, Colorado Vincentian Volunteers It is about 3:00 AM.  The gentle creaks of the Retreat Center sprinkle the solitary space with sound.  In the darkness, I can imagine the thirty or so Arrupe high school students sleeping softly in their rooms not far from my post.  At least I hope they are fast… Read more »

Fifth Sunday of Lent Reflection by Kate Fowler

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Fifth Sunday of Lent Reflection by Kate Fowler, former volunteer with Catholic Volunteer Network, Blog Editor at Catholic Apostolate Center “Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my… Read more »

Searching for Charism: Melissa Feito – Loretto Volunteers, Washington DC

“What does the world ‘charism’ even mean?!” In this podcast, Serving with Sisters Ambassador Melissa Feito takes us on a moving, surprising, and oftentimes comical journey to define the charism of Loretto Volunteers. From conversations with former volunteers in DC to interviews with Sisters of Loretto in Kentucky, what she discovers can inspire us all…. Read more »

Sisters in Service: Sr. Connie Bach – PHJC Volunteer Program

In honor of National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share the perspective of sisters who started volunteer programs through CVN’s From Service to Sisterhood initiative. Sisters will share a little more about how they discerned their vocation, why they felt called to create a volunteer program, and what they’ve learned from living and working… Read more »

The Weight of Waiting

By Allison Dethlefs, Franciscan Mission Service The darkness pressed in on me as I fumbled to shut off my alarm. I used to be a morning person, I thought groggily, checking my watch to make sure it was still before 5:00 a.m. But over a year of living in Cochabamba, Bolivia had softened me, and… Read more »

Sisters in Service: Sr. Janet Gildea, SC – AVE: After Volunteer Experience

In honor of National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share the perspective of sisters who started volunteer programs through CVN’s From Service to Sisterhood initiative. Sisters will share a little more about how they discerned their vocation, why they felt called to create a volunteer program, and what they’ve learned from living and working… Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Lent Reflection by Jacqueline Martilla

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Fourth Sunday of Lent Reflection by Jacqueline Martilla, volunteer with SOME (So Others Might Eat) “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might… Read more »