General Archives - FrancisCorps

Recentering Myself

My FrancisCorps journey began as all good journeys do: with a crisis. Ok, maybe that’s a bit dramatic. I was in college, working on two degrees (in physics and astronomy). On top of that, I was involved in many extracurriculars and held quite a few leadership roles. I was managing (or trying to manage) all…


Called to Be

My FrancisCorps journey began in the fall semester of my senior year in college. The big question of ‘what’s next’ was soon approaching, and so I started to seriously consider what I felt called to do. Looking back, I don’t quite remember exactly how and when, but the thought of volunteering in some shape and…


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…


Where Will It Take Me?

In my last quarter in college, the Newman Center at UCSD had just updated their website to include a few post-college service opportunities. One day I happened to see these programs and that’s when I first learned about FrancisCorps. Up until this point, I was unsure what my post-college plans were but when I learned…


The “We” Mentality

My FrancisCorps journey begins at the start of the winter semester of my junior year of college. One of my really good friends got together a group of students from St. Mary’s, our Newman community at the University of Michigan, to attend the SEEK 2021 conference, which was held online that year due to COVID.…


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