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Supper with Sisters: Catherine Nguyen – St. Joseph Worker Program, Orange, CA

Catherine is one of five CVN Serving with Sisters Ambassadors – volunteers sharing the joy, energy, and fulfillment of serving alongside Catholic Sisters in CVN member programs, through creative reflection, conversation, and experience. Enjoy this post, and stay tuned to hear more from Catherine and her fellow Ambassadors over the course of their service year! Fiat –… Read more »

There is no Greater Medicine than Compassion

By Nritya Venkat Ramani, Good Shepherd Volunteers.   Compassion. Often I have come across this word, be it in sermons, in ancient scriptures, in NGOs, or in casual banter. But what is compassion? What does it truly mean to be a compassionate individual? The guidelines for compassion are dictated by many factors such as individual… Read more »

Final thoughts after one year of service

By Christian Ruehling, VIDES USA Time flies. At least, that is what most people would say. But for me, it did not. My year of service was slow, but I am OK with that. The year never seemed to end, but I appreciated that I had more time to enjoy the year and to do… Read more »

The Resurrection of the Lord Reflection by Bekah Fulton

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. The Resurrection of the Lord Reflection by Bekah Fulton, former Intern with The Sojourners Internship Program  “He has been raised; He is not here.” (Mark 16:1-7) For most of my life I have… Read more »

Supper with Sisters: Ada Lee – Vincentian Service Corps West – San Francisco, CA

Ada is one of five CVN Serving with Sisters Ambassadors – volunteers sharing the joy, energy, and fulfillment of serving alongside Catholic Sisters in CVN member programs, through creative reflection, conversation, and experience. Enjoy this post, and stay tuned to hear more from Ada and her fellow Ambassadors over the course of their service year!  At first… Read more »

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Reflection by Colleen Quigley

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Reflection by Colleen Quigley, former volunteer with Salesian Lay Missioners “Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day… Read more »

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Reflection by Lydia Olsen

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Reflection by Lydia Olsen, former volunteer with JVC Northwest “Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when… Read more »

Fifth Sunday of Lent Reflection by Kate Fowler

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Fifth Sunday of Lent Reflection by Kate Fowler, former volunteer with Catholic Volunteer Network, Blog Editor at Catholic Apostolate Center “Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my… Read more »

Searching for Charism: Melissa Feito – Loretto Volunteers, Washington DC

“What does the world ‘charism’ even mean?!” In this podcast, Serving with Sisters Ambassador Melissa Feito takes us on a moving, surprising, and oftentimes comical journey to define the charism of Loretto Volunteers. From conversations with former volunteers in DC to interviews with Sisters of Loretto in Kentucky, what she discovers can inspire us all…. Read more »

Sisters in Service: Sr. Connie Bach – PHJC Volunteer Program

In honor of National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share the perspective of sisters who started volunteer programs through CVN’s From Service to Sisterhood initiative. Sisters will share a little more about how they discerned their vocation, why they felt called to create a volunteer program, and what they’ve learned from living and working… Read more »