General Archives - FrancisCorps

A Day as a Sandwich

If my day is compared to a sandwich, prayer time would be my bread. When I get up and when I lie down, meditations help me offer the day to God and reflect on my actions. The 25-minute walking distance between the volunteer house and the volunteer site never feels that long because I would…


Support and Grace

My day begins by getting ready and, on the days I wake up in time, going to Daily Mass. Otherwise, I do the readings on my own while I eat breakfast. After breakfast, Matt gives me a ride to my service site, Assumption Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen, on the way to his service site,…


Planting the Seed

My interest in a year of service was planted in the spring of my junior year when recruiters for a post graduate service program visited UCLA’s Catholic Center and joined us for our Thursday student dinner. As I listened to the recruiters share their experiences serving the poor and living in a simple, faith-grounded home,…


God Opened a Window

I can remember the instant I met FrancisCorps. Sprawled out on a couch in my childhood basement, I cautiously scrolled through the Catholic Volunteer Network database, still reeling after having been denied entry as a missionary for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). I was convinced that God wanted me to serve Him after…


Following the Whispers of God

My first encounter with FrancisCorps occurred at the SEEK conference when I walked by the booth and was given a flyer and a St. Clare keychain (St. Clare is my confirmation saint!). After SEEK, I was going through the process of applying to various job opportunities, several of which I was really interested in, but…


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