Month: March 2020

Lenten Reflection – Letting Go, Trusting 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. *** Fifth Sunday Lenten Reflection By Sr. Mary Stanco, HM, Humility of Mary Volunteer Service “Lord, if you had been… Read more »

Lenten Reflection – Seeing God in All Things

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. *** Fifth Sunday Lenten Reflection By Megan Gaskin, Jesuit Volunteer Corps  “Did I not tell you that if you believe… Read more »

Lenten Reflection – New Eyes

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 Lenten Reflection By Joanne Blaney, Maryknoll Lay Missioners “So the man went and washed, and came home… Read more »

Lenten Reflection – Now I See

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 Lenten Reflection By Mike Jordan Laskey, Notre Dame ECHO  “One thing I do know is that I… Read more »

Choosing Control During Uncertainty

A Letter from the Executive Director Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. John tried to prevent him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?’  Jesus said to him in reply, ‘Allow it now, for thus it is fitting… Read more »

A Tribute to Dangerous Women

Update from Gabby – March 19, 2020 Since writing this blog, the novel coronavirus has reached a pandemic scale, disrupting lives and crippling the economy. The Loretto Volunteers in St. Louis remain healthy and are practicing social isolation. This unprecedented time reminds us that the health of the most vulnerable among us determines the health… Read more »

Lenten Reflection – God is Present in the Tender Places

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 Lenten Reflection By Molly Linehan Belcher, CRISPAZ “How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman,… Read more »

Lenten Reflection – Asking for Help

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 Lenten Reflection By Erin Dacosta, Colorado Vincentian Volunteers “Whoever  drinks the water I shall give will never… Read more »

Learning Humility

By Sarah Jane Cauzillo, Franciscan Mission Service Editor’s note: Missioner Sarah Jane Cauzillo reflects on her ability to be present to those she serves in Cochabamba, Bolivia and the graces God has given her to do so. “If you have come here to help me… you are wasting your time. But, if you have come… Read more »

From Vision to Mission in South Sudan

By Sarah Rubino, CMMB Global Health Volunteer Program I first wanted to be a midwife the day my mom went into labor with my littlest sister. I was eight at the time and begged to come to the hospital to watch her give birth. When she told me, “No, you are too young,” I stubbornly… Read more »