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Volunteer Blog: Following God’s Plan

November 14, 2018

“The first time I stepped into Vincent House, I looked at the place in awe and told myself, ‘This is God’s plan for you Jenny, this is why you choose FrancisCorps, this is why God sent you here, when one opportunity closes another one opens, this is His plan for you in the next year.’” […]

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Volunteer Blog: Deepening Faith Through Service

November 2, 2018

For Jillian, a commitment to community life, prayer and service was especially important in discerning post-grad service programs. Read how this commitment lays the foundation for her to deepen her faith through service! Click here to read Jillian’s blog: Deepening Faith Through Service

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Volunteer Blog: An Expression of Love

October 17, 2018

For Elizabeth, one of the most concrete ways to both feel and see Christ on Earth is through the expression of love that comes while serving others. Read about the life changing experiences that inspired her to continue this service! Click here to read Elizabeth’s blog: An Expression Of Love

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Volunteer Blog: Finding Ourselves Through Service To Others

September 25, 2018

Figuring out the next steps after graduation can be a daunting experience. As a college senior, Isabel knew that by completely immersing herself to the service of others, she would be able to find where her talents fit in the world around her. Click here to read Isabel’s blog: Finding Ourselves Through Service To Others

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Volunteer Blog: Living Simply and Simply Living

September 12, 2018

All of our volunteers have been called to do a year of service for distinct reasons. As she marks her third week of service and community living, Rachel reflects on the incredible journey that brought her to FrancisCorps. Click here to read Rachel’s blog: Living Simply and Simply Living

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Welcome FrancisCorps 20!

August 17, 2018

On Sunday, August 19th FrancisCorps will have the immense blessing of commissioning our 20th group of amazing volunteers! The commission mass will be held at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, 812 N. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY at 10AM. All are invited to attend!

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WFW: Jennifer of FC 4 Syracuse

June 27, 2018

In the 15 years since completing FrancisCorps, Jennifer continues to cherish the experiences and relationships that she developed at the Assumption Food Pantry and Franciscan Northside Ministries. As a FrancisCorps volunteer, my daily interaction with those in need gave me a glimpse into the journeys of our guests. Their stories touched my heart and I […]

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Volunteer Blog: Los Ultimos

June 26, 2018

As his year of service in Costa Rica draws to a close, Nico reflects on what it means to have lived out the Gospel with a Franciscan heart. Click here to read Nico’s blog: Los Últimos 

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WFW: Syracuse Co-Minister Sr. Caryn Crook, OSF

June 20, 2018

Our FrancisCorps co-ministers take turns visiting the volunteer house on Wednesday nights for dinner, prayer and community building activities. In her role as a co-minister in Syracuse, Sr. Caryn explains how she grows spirituality alongside the volunteers. Being a co-minister is one of my most favorite and rewarding ministries. By helping volunteers grow in knowledge […]

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Volunteer Blog: Good Ol’ Stretch

June 11, 2018

Stretching is not only an important part of a physical workout but, as Beruchya has come to realize, stretching her mind and heart is also part of her FrancisCorps experience. Click here to read Beruchya’s blog: Good Ol’ Stretch 

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