Month: April 2018

Supper with Sisters: Jessica Vozella – St. Joseph Worker Program – Los Angeles, CA

Jessica 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 Jessica and her fellow Ambassadors over the course of their service year! When Sister… Read more »

The Visitation

By Catherine Hope Sullivan, Franciscan Mission Service My morning began the same way it usually does – I entered the large green metal doors of the women’s prison, said good morning to the familiar female guards, went through the various security measures, and walked into the main entrance. The prison opens into a large concrete… Read more »

I Chose Service: Josh Maxey serving with Franciscan Mission Service

Name: Josh Maxey Volunteer Program: Franciscan Mission Service, DC Service Corps 15’-16’ Service Site: Street Sense Media, Washington, DC Hometown: Rochester, NY College: Saint Bonaventure University, Political Science major 1. How did you first learn about post-graduate service? I first learned about post-graduate service through Saint Bonaventure’s Center for Social Concern. My junior year of college, the… Read more »

Supper with Sisters: Catherine Nguyen – St. Joseph Worker Program, Orange, CA

Catherine 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 Catherine and her fellow Ambassadors over the course of their service year! Fiat –… Read more »

There is no Greater Medicine than Compassion

By Nritya Venkat Ramani, Good Shepherd Volunteers.   Compassion. Often I have come across this word, be it in sermons, in ancient scriptures, in NGOs, or in casual banter. But what is compassion? What does it truly mean to be a compassionate individual? The guidelines for compassion are dictated by many factors such as individual… Read more »

Final thoughts after one year of service

By Christian Ruehling, VIDES USA Time flies. At least, that is what most people would say. But for me, it did not. My year of service was slow, but I am OK with that. The year never seemed to end, but I appreciated that I had more time to enjoy the year and to do… Read more »

The Resurrection of the Lord Reflection by Bekah Fulton

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. The Resurrection of the Lord Reflection by Bekah Fulton, former Intern with The Sojourners Internship Program  “He has been raised; He is not here.” (Mark 16:1-7) For most of my life I have… Read more »