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Welcome FrancisCorps 19!

August 16, 2017

On Sunday, August 20th FrancisCorps will have the immense blessing of commissioning our 19th group of amazing volunteers!  The commission mass will be held at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 N. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY at 10AM.  All are invited to attend!

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Volunteer Blog: Meek but not Weak

July 10, 2017

How and to what do we surrender ourselves to? Nina shares with us how her service during this year has helped her better understand how choosing to yielding our strength does not necessarily make us weak. Click here to read Nina’s blog: Meek but not Weak

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Volunteer Blog: Staying Present While Preparing for the Future

June 23, 2017

Preparing for the end of the FrancisCorps experience can be hard. In this blog post, Veronica shares how she is getting ready to say goodbye while still focusing on building relationships before she goes. Click here to read Veronica’s blog: Staying Present While Preparing for the Future

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We are welcoming a new Associate Director!

June 14, 2017

We are pleased to announce that FrancisCorps 17 alum, Johanna Cajina has been hired as the new Associate Director of FrancisCorps!  The new position of Associate Director will help strengthen the FrancisCorps program by providing support across the administration of the program but will focus primarily on the recruitment and introduction of FrancisCorps to potential […]

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2017 Annual Appeal: Help us make a year of service last a lifetime!

June 2, 2017

Click here to make a contribution toward the 2017 Annual Appeal and follow our progress! We are finally beginning to see the sun here in Syracuse. The cold and darkness of Winter is passing into memory and the warmth of Summer is on the horizon. FrancisCorps 18 continues to toil, bringing joy, love and peace to […]

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Volunteer Blog: A Place of Love and Support

May 23, 2017

The year after college can be stressful. While working to find your way, at times you can find yourself lonely or lacking direction. In choosing to spend her year after college doing a year of service, Veronica discovered the community she built during FrancisCorps helped support her during this time of self discovery. Click here […]

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Volunteer Blog: The Call to Sainthood

May 2, 2017

In her recent reflection, Kaitlyn shares how the service she provides does not always seem as extraordinary to her as it might be to others. Click here to read Kaitlyn’s blog: The Call to Sainthood

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Volunteer Blog: Following God’s Plan

April 26, 2017

Discerning a service site is one of the most important, rewarding, and sometimes challenging parts of preparing for the FrancisCorps experience. In her reflection, Veronica shares how through her discernment God’s plan revealed to her where she was called to serve. Click here to read Veronica’s blog: Following God’s Plan

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Volunteer Blog: The Holy Trinity Revealed in Community

April 17, 2017

Finding God in the people you serve, live with, and work with is a crucial component of the FrancisCorps experience.  In her blog post, Nicolette discusses how the Holy Trinity reveals itself in the various communities to which she belongs this year. Click here to read Nicolette’s blog: The Holy Trinity Revealed in Community

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Volunteer Blog: Tackling “What’s Next?”

March 22, 2017

After the FrancisCorps experience, volunteers have so many options to choose from but navigating those next steps can be challenging. Veronica shares her experience of handling the question “what’s next” when the answer isn’t always clear. Click here to read Veronica’s blog: Tackling “What’s Next?”

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