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Volunteer Blog: Starting Over

May 2, 2020

“Starting over is not at all bad. During this pandemic, I’ve seen service and community through new lenses. I admire my community members, site supervisor and fellow food pantry and soup kitchen volunteers, whose love and dedication for the marginalized of Syracuse is far greater than any fear of uncertainty.” Continue reading Elias’ blog here: […]

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Volunteer Blog: Quite Moments

February 18, 2020

“Christ appears before me in the men I see every day. I am learning to serve them without needing it to make sense. In the quiet moments between, I chew, swallow, and allow Him to nourish me.” Continue reading Tanner’s blog here: Quite Moments

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Volunteer Blog: Lord’s Constant Presence

February 12, 2020

“Before I moved to Syracuse, the Lord would gently remind me that ‘I am with you always, until the end of the age’ (Mt 28:20). My clients at the Refugee Resettlement Agency embody the faith it takes to believe that. I am reminded of the Lord’s constant presence when I look into their eyes.” Continue […]

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Volunteer Blog: Heart for Service

February 8, 2020

“While these last six months have been full of new adventures and experiences, like eating a bagel for the first time and picking up new vocabulary in English; nothing compares to how I am learning to embrace gratitude. Every day, I feel blessed to be surrounded by individuals with a heart for service, who remind […]

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Volunteer Blog: God’s Peace and Love

January 30, 2020

“So much of life is lived in the unknown. Yet, these last few months at Francis House have uncovered a greater awareness and appreciation of the uncertainty we face in life. Walking through the doors of my placement site every morning, I do not know who I will serve or who will serve me. One […]

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Volunteer Blog: Healing the Mind and the Heart

January 22, 2020

“Over time, it has been made clear that being ‘Christlike’ is doing just this; doing as much as you can, while giving your heart and mind time to heal in order to serve others. I realize that I cannot help everyone that comes through the doors of Emergency Cathedral Services, but I can do my […]

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Volunteer Blog: Peace In Poverty

January 15, 2020

“I always thought of poverty as just not having money or material things, until the Franciscan charism of gratitude helped me see that a spirituality of poverty is much deeper; my brothers, Rose, my parents, and my FrancisCorps community are not mine at all, but the Lord’s, and remembering that frees me to thank God […]

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Volunteer Blog: God Is Here Too

November 23, 2019

“It is difficult to say exactly what I look forward to in the next year. It looks a little like losing myself and a little like finding myself. I hope to learn to relate to my work and my community in a way that brings me into a closer relationship with Christ. I hope to […]

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Volunteer Blog: Ministry of Listening

November 16, 2019

“The listening ministry is not only to hear the needs of those we serve, but it is also to affirm them as children of God. I am still deaf- or at least half deaf- and cannot hear their hearts, but I can try to reflect the love of Christ for the people who come to […]

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Volunteer Blog: A Reflection Of God’s Love

November 9, 2019

“In just a few months my community has become a family, sharing life and love with one another. There is a fire in my heart to be a reflection of God’s love to His people through service in FrancisCorps.” Click here to continue reading Lauren’s blog: A Reflection Of God’s Love

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