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Volunteer Blog: Seasons of Change

May 18, 2018

For our volunteers, each new season brings a period of incredible transformation. Returning to the same season of warmth that welcomed her to Syracuse, FC19 Catherine reminisces on all she has gained along the way. Click here to read Catherine’s blog: Seasons of Change

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WFW: Joe Cuda of FC 17 Syracuse

May 16, 2018

Being thankful and allowing others to experience the joy of serving can be an unforgettable experience. Read FC 17 Joe Cuda’s experience below: I remember that time one refugee from Afghanistan invited me into his home and gave me cookies and juice. How I sat on his sofa in the middle of his sparsely furnished living room […]

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Time Is Running Out!

May 1, 2018

You have a few weeks left until you finish your journey through college.  So much has happened and you’ve truly changed as a person.  So why not continue to grow into that amazing person you’ve discovered!  A year of service with FrancisCorps will give you the space to continue to grow personally, spiritually, and professionally, so […]

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Volunteer Blog: Hanging Out At The Mall

April 24, 2018

Finding refuge from a mall’s fast-paced commercial atmosphere at The Franciscan Place, a small chapel at Destiny Mall in Syracuse, has given Dan the experience of doing ministry in the most unexpected of places! Click here to read Dan’s blog: Hanging Out At The Mall

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April 17, 2018

We’re turning 20 and we want you to be a part of it! This coming year we welcome our 20th group of FrancisCorps volunteers!  We will be marking this milestone in a special way from Friday evening, July 19, 2019 until Sunday, July 21, 2019.  This weekend of events will include a celebratory banquet and […]

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WFW: Costa Rica Co-Minister Juan Gabriel

April 11, 2018

FrancisCorps relies on the generosity of lay Franciscans, like our Costa Rican Co-Minister Juan Gabriel, who volunteer their time to support the local FrancisCorps communities. In his role, Juan Gabriel helps the volunteers adapt to a new culture and feel like truly committed Franciscans. He explains the life-changing experience of a year of volunteer service […]

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WFW: Veronica of FC18 Costa Rica

April 4, 2018

One of our most recent alumni, FC 18 Veronica, explains how serving senior citizens in Alajuela, CR sparked the beginning of her passion for working with the elderly. Serving at Hogar Santiago Crespo gave me the opportunity to both share and receive God’s incredible love and joy with all of the señores. It revealed to me the beauty of […]

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WFW: Michael of FC14 & 15 Syracuse

March 28, 2018

After having served with FrancisCorps for two years, read Michael’s take on the challenge and reward of intentional community. As I am sure, most FC alums will tell you community is both the most rewarding and most challenging aspect of their year of service. Being away from your family, your community members become your support […]

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Volunteer Blog: A New Way of Seeing

March 27, 2018

As her year of volunteer service draws to a close, Clare looks back at how serving in a hospice and living in community has changed her vision of the world. Through this new of way of seeing, we are able to better understand ourselves and cherish those in our lives. Click here to read Clare’s […]

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Volunteer Blog: A Change In Perspective

March 23, 2018

Earlier this month, the volunteers completed the process of becoming temporary residents of Costa Rica! In this blog post, Matthew reflects on how this change in perspective has allowed him to consider his experiences with his fellow volunteers and the larger Costa Rican community in a new way. Click here to read Matthew’s blog: A […]

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