Month: August 2019

Who Is My Neighbor?

Driving cross country from California to New Jersey gave me a lot of time to reflect on my past two years as a Dominican Volunteer. I have seen and learned more than I ever imagined possible. I know I am a different person than I was two years ago, even one year ago when I… Read more »

Do What is Right

A Letter from the Executive Director There was only one rule for my college football team: do what is right. Despite how broad that might seem, I can’t remember a time when a player felt he was able to argue with our head coach’s opinion about a situation. Being committed to the team – and… Read more »

Welcome Our New Board Members

Please join us in welcoming the following individuals to the CVN Board of Directors! Valarie J. Amica – Catholic Volunteers in Florida Valarie J. Amica has served with Catholic Volunteers in Florida for over nine years as Director of Service Sites/Program/Recruitment.  She is responsible for leading the recruiting efforts of CVIF, managing the interview and… Read more »

Birds, Bees, and Naming Your Spiritual Entities

In early June, I had the opportunity to return to the Sisters of Loretto’s Motherhouse in Nerinx, Kentucky.  The purpose of the trip was to bring three small groups of high school students from each of the Loretto schools to the Motherhouse to engage with service and Loretto values, while making tangible connections between their… Read more »