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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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Growing In Compassion and Love

July 12, 2019

“These past few years, I have gotten attached to the idea of service. I believe everyone is called to serve and be a servant. There are many different ways of doing that, whether it is serving your family, friends, consumers of a business, or community, everyone is able to serve in some way or another.” […]

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Volunteer Blog: Where To Next?

July 9, 2019

“Ultimately where I’m called to go from here is not necessarily a ‘what’ or a ‘where’, but a ‘who’. The question is not a matter of ‘where I am called to go from here’, so much as ‘who will I choose to be from now on’. At the end of the day, people are what […]

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Volunteer Blog: Life Resume

July 3, 2019

“FrancisCorps is not only going on my actual resume but also my life resume. It is going under a list of experiences that have taught me to build relationships with people who are different than I am, to be a better listener (even as a huge talkative extrovert), to grow in empathy and understanding for […]

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Volunteer Blog: Next Chapter

June 25, 2019

“I strive to bring God’s love through my actions and words. I strive to serve God’s people. I strive to make this world a better place each and every day no matter what I am doing in life. I am extremely excited for what God has planned for me in the next chapter of my […]

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Volunteer Blog: Discovery of Love

June 19, 2019

“There is a handful of people who I have met this year, or have heard about from other service sites in Syracuse, that have taught me an important lesson. They live with so much love and generosity, not just doing service, but living service. Those are the people who change the world, one small community […]

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Support our 20th Anniversary Annual Appeal!

May 22, 2019

Click here to make a contribution toward the 2019 Annual Appeal and follow our progress! Looking back on 20 years of service, the numbers don’t lie: 168 FrancisCorps Volunteers from 31 US States and 1 Canadian Province representing 67 Colleges and Universities have served in 2 Countries at 31 Service Sites for a total of […]

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Volunteer Blog: Just Do It

April 24, 2019

“St. Francis said, ‘preach the Gospel and when necessary use words’. That means that you need to just do it. Actions speak so much more than words do. This year, I am experiencing the real highs and lows of what it means to do full and complete service, to live the gospel. And I need […]

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Volunteer Blog: The G Word

April 9, 2019

“I’ll let you all in on a huge secret. There is another g word that is an essential player in the game of growth. This is grace. I need the grace to be able to trust that if I take a huge step off the edge of my comfort cliff, I will be caught and […]

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