Giving Thanks in a Broken World

“Thank God ahead of time.” Fr. Solanus Casey It’s not always easy to give thanks, especially when we are surrounded by so much brokenness. But gratitude isn’t dependent on our circumstances. Solanus Casey (a Detroit monk who is under consideration for sainthood)...
Why We Are Doing Mission Year

Why We Are Doing Mission Year

Josh and I grew up in the church, going to church camp, volunteering our time, and doing what was easy. We wanted to do something more, something challenging!  We wanted to stretch our faith and grow with each other and in Christ but we didn’t know what that...
God Was the Light Left On

God Was the Light Left On

This is my first year as a city director for Mission Year, and within that role I have the privilege of walking alongside the team members in Philly as they live out the highs and lows of their year. A reoccurring conversation that I’ve been a part of with a few of...
Being a Person

Being a Person

When I returned back from Spring Break, Sacred Heart’s break had only just begun. This meant that last week was my first week back at work and it had been two weeks since I had been there. Factoring in snow days and missing art on Tuesday, that came to about 23 days...
Kindness

Kindness

  On my housemate’s 21st birthday, her and I went out for an early walk for our community day. We left our house around 7:00 am and it was a cold morning. As we started our walk, we passed our neighbor who was also out walking his dog and puppy. We quickly...