Month: January 2020

Beloved, a Powerful Word

By Evelyn Rakowsky, Colorado Vincentian Volunteer 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. Beloved. Every time I hear or read this word I feel… Read more »

Meet our Serving with Sisters Contributors!

Did you know that over 35 Catholic Volunteer Network member programs are affiliated with communities of women religious?! In CVN’s Serving with Sisters blog series, two current volunteers bring these adventures to life – sharing their journeys serving, praying, and living alongside Catholic sisters. Meet this year’s Contributors, Gabby and Annie, below. And be sure… Read more »

Drawn Through Love

By Meghan Leary, Good Shepherd Volunteers 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 remember the moment I decided I was going to do… Read more »

Unusual Kindness

A Letter from the Executive Director January 18-25 is the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The text chosen for this year is Acts 27-28, which focuses on Paul being shipwrecked on Malta and being shown “unusual kindness” (28:2).  In reading about this week, I was moved by a reflection by the World Council of Churches which invites… Read more »

Living Simply in New York City

Madelyn Reed, Covenant House Faith Community 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. Last year I completed a year of service through Covenant House… Read more »