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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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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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