Posts By: Arminda Au

The Sins of the Father

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We begin anew with another IVC year.  Hopefully, summer provided time to rest, reflect, and recharge. As I enter my second year in IVC, I reflect on my first year. I am filled with gratitude for the friendships made, knowledge learned, and insights gained. Of these many blessings, one stands out as one of the… Read more »

The Best is Yet to Be

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It’s a running joke in my family. The Ignatian Volunteer Corps website describes the program as one for “mature” individuals. How did I manage to qualify?  My silly, goofy side belies my membership in AARP. Kidding aside, the website further specifies volunteers as “age 50 or better”. Better! With longer life expectancy and research proclaiming… Read more »

What’s In a Name

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What’s in a name? In our culture, a lot.  We are encouraged to “go make a name for yourself” or to “see my name in lights”.  To do so means success and accomplishment. In contrast, as Christians we learn that to be called by name is not about fame, riches, or worldly power. To be… Read more »

Caritas

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Love is in the air in this Valentine month.  St. Augustine wrote in part, “To fall in love with God is the greatest of romances.”   To fall in love with God leads to the desire to serve him. My desire to serve God has led me to “Get on the Bus.”  Get on the Bus (GOTB),… Read more »