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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 »

The Weight of Waiting

By Allison Dethlefs, Franciscan Mission Service The darkness pressed in on me as I fumbled to shut off my alarm. I used to be a morning person, I thought groggily, checking my watch to make sure it was still before 5:00 a.m. But over a year of living in Cochabamba, Bolivia had softened me, and… Read more »

Sisters in Service: Sr. Janet Gildea, SC – AVE: After Volunteer Experience

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 »

Fourth Sunday of Lent Reflection by Jacqueline Martilla

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Fourth Sunday of Lent Reflection by Jacqueline Martilla, volunteer with SOME (So Others Might Eat) “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might… Read more »

God Works in Mysterious Ways

By Katherine Hayes, Colorado Vincentian Volunteers     Anxiety runs deep in our generation. We are always being told that perfection is what we should be striving towards. It’s said the only way to achieve that is to work harder and longer than anyone else and to have control over everything we do. But I believe… Read more »

Create Your Charism: 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! Here is… Read more »

Third Sunday of Lent Reflection by Anthony Butler

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Third Sunday of Lent Reflection by Anthony Butler, former volunteer with Dominican Volunteers USA “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” (John 2:13-25) “But he was speaking about… Read more »

Third Sunday of Lent Reflection by Ben Bear

                                                               Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Third… Read more »

Second Sunday of Lent Reflection by Justin Hoch

Lenten Reflections to support your spiritual journey over these forty days – brought to you  by Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center. Second Sunday of Lent Reflection by Justin Hoch, former volunteer with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” (Mark 9:2-10) Working with highschoolers is difficult, to say the least. For the… Read more »

Where Is God?

By Brian Igel, Colorado Vincentian Volunteers In the last 8 months of my experience of Colorado Vincentian Volunteers, my heart and spirit have often been left restless and waiting for hope of God’s love and healing in our world. During these short months we have seen firsthand the effects of injustice, whether it be as… Read more »