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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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Join us on #GivingTuesday!

November 26, 2019

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes #GivingTuesday. Caroline, Elias, Kate, Lauren, Stephanie, and Tanner have spent the last four months serving the Syracuse community with a thankful heart for the opportunity to give of themselves during this year of service, but in order to continue to give the gift of service, we need your […]

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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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Volunteer Blog: A Perfect Fit In Progress

October 29, 2019

“I am serving at Cathedral Emergency Services and that has been an adventure all in its own. The clients that come in keep me on my toes with their various needs and I try to help in the best way I can, even if it is just acknowledging that they are not in their struggles […]

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Volunteer Blog: Accidental Joy

October 19, 2019

“I have been settled in Syracuse, New York for a little over two months now. Incredible joy and absurd peace has been in every moment, every place, and every breath taken in these past twelve weeks. I am working at Northside CYO Refugee Resettlement. Already, I have learned more about other cultures, languages, and people […]

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Volunteer Blog: Seeking Silence

September 20, 2019

“I found that seeking silence, mostly because I did not want to hear or speak any more English, gave me the opportunity to rest and appreciate the blessings that will come from this year. The blessings so far have come in sharing community meals and prayer, in translating for a newly arrived family from Cuba […]

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Welcome FC 21!

August 13, 2019

We are so pleased to welcome the 6 young women and men who are part of the 21st group of FrancisCorps! On Sunday, August 4th, they were commissioned at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption to live like St. Francis and allow themselves to be forever changed by this experience. Following Commissioning Mass, FrancisCorps staff […]

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