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Supper with Sisters: Melissa Feito – Loretto Volunteers, Washington DC

With her signature humor, style, and spunk, Loretto Volunteer and Serving with Sisters Ambassador Melissa Fieto interviews Sr. Maureen Fiedler: “Sister of Loretto, tireless advocate for peace and equality, radio pioneer, author, political junkie, cat lover, gardener, diet cherry pepsi drinker, and founder of Interfaith Voices.” Enjoy this podcast, and stay tuned to hear more… Read more »

“Compartir”: The Mission of the Church

By Magdalene Van Roekel, Franciscan Mission Service “For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:12) Frequently in the bible, we read that we are all members of one body, making… Read more »

Supper with Sisters: Allison Reynolds – Good Shepherd Volunteers

Allie 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 Allie and her fellow Ambassadors over the course of their service year! While living… Read more »

The Ascension and Stepping into Service

By Janice Smullen, Franciscan Mission Service Dear future volunteer, Each time I revisit the Ascension stories in the Gospels, I find numerous points that relate to mission and service. Throughout my own time on mission in Jamaica, I see similarities between these verses and my challenges and blessings in a daily life of service. I… Read more »

Supper with Sisters: Jessica Vozella – St. Joseph Worker Program – Los Angeles, CA

Jessica 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 Jessica and her fellow Ambassadors over the course of their service year! When Sister… Read more »

The Visitation

By Catherine Hope Sullivan, Franciscan Mission Service My morning began the same way it usually does – I entered the large green metal doors of the women’s prison, said good morning to the familiar female guards, went through the various security measures, and walked into the main entrance. The prison opens into a large concrete… Read more »

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 »