Monthly Archives: February 2012

Changing Lives: The remarkable story of “El Sistema”

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It’s February and it’s snowing here in Walton, NY, a small town in the foothills of the Catskills.  Winter is supposed to be a quiet time, a time to read and reflect, but my mind is anything but quiet.  It is swirling with ideas and possibilities.  It all started when I asked my wife to… Read more »

God with some skin

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A delightful story recounted in The Holy Longing by Ron Rolheiser tells of a 4-year-old girl who feared spooks and monsters in the dark of her room. One night, she ran to her parents’ bed, and her mother calmed her down. As she led her daughter back to her room, she said: “‘You needn’t be… Read more »

Simple truths from IVC’s founder

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I don’t pay much attention to blogs by-in-large.  So often there are too many words which add to the din and make life more cluttered and less reflective.  It’s hard to find God when there is so much pounding on me. But this is the inaugural Ignatian Volunteer Corps blog post, so let me suggest… Read more »