Month: October 2019

Stars in the Daylight

By Claire Stewart, Maryknoll Lay Missioners The following reflection is a notable entry to our annual Volunteer Story & Photo Contest. Each year, we ask our member programs to submit stories and photos of their daily life to celebrate the experiences of faith-based service. I wrote a letter to myself almost four years ago after… Read more »

Wasting Time in Prayer

By Julianna Lewis, VIDES+USA  The following reflection is a notable entry to our annual Volunteer Story & Photo Contest. Each year, we ask our member programs to submit stories and photos of their daily life to celebrate the experiences of faith-based service. When searching through Catholic Volunteer Network a few months before graduating from university,… Read more »

What’s Your Calling? Awakening to the Mystery with Brave Response

From the 20-Week Discernment Series, by Benedictine Volunteers The Benedictine Volunteers 20-Week Vocational Discernment Series is inspired by the Synod of Bishops’ “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment” Preparatory Document. In this reflection, we explore “Calling: Awakening to the Mystery with Brave Response.” What is ‘calling’? How does it appear in our lives? When… Read more »

Confession and Invitation

A Letter from the Executive Director I have a confession. I’ve done it again. I have let control almost prevent creativity. Our upcoming “Many Rays, One Rising” conference includes plenary sessions seeking to foster practical sharing and engagement of attendees around topics of mission, diversity, communications, and strategies for the future. We have a range… Read more »

What the World Needs

By Pat Boduch, Mercy Volunteer Corps The following reflection is a notable entry to our annual Volunteer Story & Photo Contest. Each year, we ask our member programs to submit stories and photos of their daily life to celebrate the experiences of faith-based service. I breathe a prayer for God to give me the words… Read more »

Building Community in Cleveland

Article written by Johanna Cajina, Associate Director of FrancisCorps and National Conference Planning Committee Member. Catholic Volunteer Network is pleased to be hosting its 42nd Annual National Conference on Faith-Based Service in Cleveland, OH! The 2019 National Conference theme, “Many Rays, One Rising” seeks to guide attendees as they look inward to develop new ways… Read more »