Monthly Archives: January 2015

New Beginnings

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Fr. Bill’s 30 year mission to end homelessness now consists of two shelters, family and veteran’s homes, a Work Express Program with a commitment to sobriety and “on the job training”, and a Distribution Center. A portion of my IVC service is spent at this Center. You would find all the necessities for the multiple… Read more »

A Visit to Norma

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Each Christmas season, my friend Janie and I would drive a couple of hours to visit Norma, a woman with Down Syndrome, who lived in a group home. Janie had met Norma in college, when she managed a group home, and later became Norma’s legal guardian. Janie resembled Santa with a large bag of presents… Read more »

Gratitude for IVC

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Ignatian Volunteer Louise Wright gave this reflection at IVC Baltimore’s Advent Evening of Gratitude December 2014.  She graciously shared it with us for the blog. The reason I joined IVC is best expressed by one word: Gratitude. I have experienced a life filled with blessings and small miracles—none of which I earned or deserved. I… Read more »

New Life, Fresh Start, Lives Renewed

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History Writers Workshop came to Love & Lunch, the women’s support group I facilitate through IVC. The workshop facilitator, Sylvia, was bilingual and smoothly switched from English to Spanish and back as she assured that all the participants could understand one another. Women had been coming together since September, sharing their written stories with each other. The… Read more »