Category: VOCARE

Share Your Wisdom: Melissa Feito – Loretto Volunteers, Washington DC

Melissa’s reflective, fun, and expertly produced podcasts come full circle in this final piece, as she celebrates a year of service with three other Loretto Volunteers. Many thanks, Melissa, for bringing so much life and energy to CVN’s  #servingwithsisters Ambassador series. Blessings as you continue your journey as a second year Loretto Volunteer! The 2017-2018… Read more »

Serving with Sisters: Natalie Brown serving with Benedictine Volunteers

Throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share interviews with volunteers currently serving alongside sisters. In each post you will hear a little more about how the volunteers found their program and what they’ve learned from the sisters they work with. Today we feature Natalie Brown from Lisbon Falls, Maine, a graduate of St. Joseph’s College… Read more »

Serving With Sisters: Sr. Kathryn Press, former volunteer with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share interviews with volunteers currently serving alongside sisters. In each post you will hear a little more about how the volunteers found their program and what they’ve learned from the sisters they work with. Today we feature Sr. Kathryn Press, ASCJ, from Atlanta Georgia, a graduate from… Read more »

Serving with Sisters: Candice Punzalan, serving with the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart

Throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share interviews and reflections from volunteers currently serving alongside sisters. In each post you will hear a little more about how the volunteers found their program and what they’ve learned from the sisters they work with. Today we feature Candice Punzalan from Fullerton, California, a graduate… Read more »

Serving with Sisters: Molly Trainor of Benedictine Volunteers

Throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share interviews with volunteers currently serving alongside sisters. In each post you will hear a little more about how the volunteers found their program and what they’ve learned from the sisters they work with. Today we feature Molly Trainor from Pataskala, Ohio, a graduate from Franciscan… Read more »

National Vocations Awareness Week: Resources for discernment

Catholic Volunteer Network aims to support current and former volunteers in their vocational discernment process. You may find the following organizations helpful in your personal discernment journey. AVE – After Volunteer Experience Program This program, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, is an outreach to young adult women who have participated in a post-college… Read more »

National Vocation Awareness Week: The connection between service and vocation

By Katie Mulembe, Catholic Volunteer Network “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”-Mohandas Gandhi For thousands of CVN volunteers – a year of service has a deep impact on their vocation. Many leave the experience changed in profound ways, with a stronger faith and a new sense… Read more »

Beauty in the Potential

By Sr. Sara P. Marks, OSFDirector of Franciscan Volunteers: No Risk, No GainSisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Spring is upon us, spring—the great season of possibility. Spring the season of planting, the time of first fruits, the time that reminds us of brighter and warmer days, the time that leads us to hope. This… Read more »

Discernment story: Called to become

By Sr. Margaret CullotyFormer volunteer with The Volunteer Missionary MovementFrom Service to Sisterhood Vocation Story We all have dreams and one of mine was to go to Africa. Following my graduation from university I had a profound sense of gratitude in my heart. I felt truly blessed for all I had received in life and… Read more »

Discernment story: Be a human being, not a human doing

By Mallorie GerwitzFormer Colorado Vincentian Volunteers memberFrom Service to Sisterhood Vocation Story My senior year of high school was when I first felt that I heard the call to professed life.  I spoke to Sister Jean, FSSJ at my high school but I wasn’t ready to truly make that kind of life decision. It was… Read more »