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Volunteer Blog: Living Simply and Simply Living

September 12, 2018

All of our volunteers have been called to do a year of service for distinct reasons. As she marks her third week of service and community living, Rachel reflects on the incredible journey that brought her to FrancisCorps. Click here to read Rachel’s blog: Living Simply and Simply Living

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Welcome FrancisCorps 20!

August 17, 2018

On Sunday, August 19th FrancisCorps will have the immense blessing of commissioning our 20th 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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WFW: Jennifer of FC 4 Syracuse

June 27, 2018

In the 15 years since completing FrancisCorps, Jennifer continues to cherish the experiences and relationships that she developed at the Assumption Food Pantry and Franciscan Northside Ministries. As a FrancisCorps volunteer, my daily interaction with those in need gave me a glimpse into the journeys of our guests. Their stories touched my heart and I […]

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Volunteer Blog: Los Ultimos

June 26, 2018

As his year of service in Costa Rica draws to a close, Nico reflects on what it means to have lived out the Gospel with a Franciscan heart. Click here to read Nico’s blog: Los Últimos 

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WFW: Syracuse Co-Minister Sr. Caryn Crook, OSF

June 20, 2018

Our FrancisCorps co-ministers take turns visiting the volunteer house on Wednesday nights for dinner, prayer and community building activities. In her role as a co-minister in Syracuse, Sr. Caryn explains how she grows spirituality alongside the volunteers. Being a co-minister is one of my most favorite and rewarding ministries. By helping volunteers grow in knowledge […]

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Volunteer Blog: Good Ol’ Stretch

June 11, 2018

Stretching is not only an important part of a physical workout but, as Beruchya has come to realize, stretching her mind and heart is also part of her FrancisCorps experience. Click here to read Beruchya’s blog: Good Ol’ Stretch 

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2018 Annual Appeal: Help us serve today, tomorrow, and for years to come!

June 4, 2018

Click here to make a contribution toward the 2018 Annual Appeal and follow our progress! The arrival of spring always brings to the fore a newness in the world around us. As trees begin to bud and flowers come into bloom we see what has been waiting to be revealed for so long. Truly one of […]

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Experience St. Francis in Assisi while serving with FrancisCorps!

June 1, 2018

With graduation in the rear-view mirror, you have been considering what next year will bring.  With FrancisCorps you know you will spend a year living and serving the poor like St. Francis, but what if I said you’d also meet St. Francis?  Beginning next year, FrancisCorps volunteers will travel to Assisi, Italy, the home of […]

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WFW: Ana Thesing of FC 17 Syracuse

May 30, 2018

Ana quickly learned that her clients at the Assumption Food Pantry and Food Kitchen desired more than the food they came for each day. Read how she embraced strangers as brothers and sisters: Food will fill the void of hunger, but won’t come close to filling the desire to be loved so I started learning […]

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FrancisCorps to Re-Invest in Syracuse

May 23, 2018

After much reflection, prayer and consideration, FrancisCorps will suspend operation in Costa Rica beginning with the 2018-2019 service year.  Shifting realities and a dramatic decrease in the interest shown in the Costa Rica experience by potential volunteers have led us to conclude that FrancisCorps cannot continue to ensure our high standards for the volunteer experience […]

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