Year: 2019

Learning and Love at Covenant House

By Kevin Chung, Jesuit Volunteer Corps My perspective on social justice used to be that no matter whether a person is white, black, Asian, Hispanic, etc., they should receive the consequences for breaking the law. My college friend would always tell me that my perspective on social justice shouldn’t be that simple, because of the… Read more »

Purpose? Where Are You?: Myra Villas – Assumption Mission Associates

Before joining the Assumption Mission Associates (AMA) Program, I was a young graduate working full-time in a comfortable job and living in the heart of Philadelphia. I felt driven from finally being out in “the real world” after college. It was a new environment with its own set of challenges: adjusting to new roommates in… Read more »

Growing Into My Role: Luz Peredo-Muniz – St. Joseph Worker, Orange

If you had asked me what the meaning of my role within Mission Hospital was when I first started my year of service through the St. Joseph Worker Program of Orange, I would have been left without words. I learned my service site would be at Mission Hospital as a Community Health Advocate halfway through… Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Lent Reflection – Sharing Life With God

In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Lenten Gospels and the Four Pillars of Faith-Based Service: Social Justice, Simplicity, Community and Spirituality. Presented by Catholic Apostolate Center and Catholic Volunteer Network. *** Fourth Sunday of Lent Reflection By Melissa Cedillo, Loretto Volunteers “…his father caught sight of him, and was filled… Read more »

Serving with Sisters Blog Series: Meet our Contributors!

Did you know over 40 Catholic Volunteer Network member programs are affiliated with communities of women religious?! In CVN’s Serving with Sisters blog series, five current volunteers will share their journey serving, praying, and living alongside these dynamic change-makers. Meet this year’s contributors, and follow CVN’s blog on Thursdays to hear what #servingwithsisters is really all… Read more »

Ignorant Bliss

By Lina Guerrero, Precious Blood Volunteers It was around 7 o’clock in the morning on October 10th, 2011 in Austin, Texas. I was seventeen years old and sitting outside on the porch of my house with our pastor Fr. Bill Wack, C.S.C. (now known as Bishop Bill, but I still can’t help but call him… Read more »

Third Sunday of Lent Reflection – We’re Standing on Holy Ground

In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Lenten Gospels and the Four Pillars of Faith-Based Service: Social Justice, Simplicity, Community and Spirituality. Presented by Catholic Apostolate Center and Catholic Volunteer Network. *** Third Sunday of Lent Reflection By Sarah Hopkins, Christ House “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place… Read more »

Holy Pilgrimage to the Border

By Katharine Montemurri, Program Coordinator, Colorado Vincentian Volunteers On Valentine’s Day, a group of 18 Colorado Vincentian Volunteers, 4 staff, and a handful of community supporters gathered in our prayer room to pause before embarking on a profound journey. We shared what we hoped to carry on our journey and what we would leave behind…. Read more »

Second Sunday of Lent Reflection – Be Transfigured in and by Prayer

In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Lenten Gospels and the Four Pillars of Faith-Based Service: Social Justice, Simplicity, Community and Spirituality. Presented by Catholic Apostolate Center and Catholic Volunteer Network. *** Second Sunday of Lent Reflection By Benita Owusuaa Amoako, St. Joseph Worker Program, NY “While he was praying his… Read more »