Category: Service

I Choose All!

Working with the poor and writing have been playing a game of tug of war with my heart.  But, in my recent hours of combing through job openings, I came across something illuminating. (WRITER) ARTIST IN-RESIDENCE Yale-New Haven Hospital JOB SUMMARY Develop, implement and adapt creative writing and spoken word activities for a diverse pediatric…

For the Children!

We just skyped with the 2-year-old niece of one of my roommates and, oh my, her cuteness literally brought tears to my eyes.  She is being raised in a solid Catholic household and her innocent faith reminded me why Jesus told us to be like children.  She prayed the rosary with us (which involved repeatedly…

Updates!

I haven’t abandoned you my readers!  Life has gotten substantially busier in the last two weeks, but definitely in a good way.  I’m settling into a new routine and getting to know my housemates.  We get along really well and more importantly, everyone can cook delicious things.  It’s wonderful to have a community again –…

The Joy of Community and A New Beginning

Well folks I’ve moved once again.  Can I reiterate how much I hate packing and unpacking?  You would think that a future nun would be able to get by with a lot less stuff… The place I’m living is quite close to my hometown, so I’ve been hanging out here for the past few weeks.…

You Want Me to Do What?

  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” ~Isaiah 55:8-9~ I am learning the truth of this the hard way.  Lately God has been asking me…

The Dawn of a Beautiful New Day in Honduras

I’m so sorry I haven’t written about Honduras yet!! The top two things I learned: I need to learn how to speak Spanish for real and I need to start working out. So, as a refresher, I traveled to Honduras two weeks ago with a group of students from my school.  We went to help…

The "G" Word

I want to have a really cool life.  You know those people who are introducedas having spent three years in the bush of the Congo, working for the UN and starting their own organization?  I want to be one of those people when I’m older.  As my last year of college flies by and the…

Peace Corps: The Hardest Job You'll Ever Love

The hardest job you’ll ever love; this is the tagline used for the Peace Corps and I think it accurately describes my time there so far.  While my internship is nothing close to serving in a rural village of Kenya, it has been demanding and exciting. I didn’t start my internship until a week after…

Taking Back the Night for Victims of Sexual Violence

I think I need to take a class on criminal psychology or understanding criminals or whatever would help me understand why people commit violent crimes, abuse the ones they love and generally hurt their fellow human beings. As I social work major, it is drilled into my head that I need to empathize with my…

"Bloom Where You're Planted": Summer in DC!!

The other day I was thinking about the fact that this time last year I was making my final preparations to go to Tanzania. I can’t believe it has been a year already! So you’re probably wondering what adventure I’m planning for this summer because obviously I can’t stay at home for an entire summer…

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