Paige DeFreitas, Volunteer at FrancisCorps

The Spirit of Francis

One of the very first things that excited me about FrancisCorps and volunteering at Francis House was the chance to be involved in Franciscan communities. I was excited to learn more about Saints Francis and Clare, and see the many ways they impacted the lives of so many people. While I did experience the joy…

Paige DeFreitas, Volunteer at FrancisCorps

Every Day is Different

A typical day for me starts around five in the morning. I like being a morning person because it gives me a few hours of personal time for plenty of coffee, prayer, and writing before my day of service begins. Despite being up so early, I don’t leave the house to get to my service…

Paige DeFreitas, Volunteer at FrancisCorps

A Franciscan Community

My FrancisCorps journey began as I neared graduation from Siena College. As I reflected on my time there and the connections I made, what stood out to me the most was the Franciscan charism and the significance of community. Searching for a way to continue this life centered around prayer, community, and service led me…

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