Posts By: Cecile Sorra

Saying Yes: Choosing Action Over Indifference

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by Tiffany Nelms Severely disabled, 9-year-old Sara had been denied medical care and was alienated by her community in Latin America. Her mother, hoping to find a cure for her daughter, crossed the desert between the United States and Mexico with Sara on her back.  They were initially detained and jailed by U.S. Border Patrol… Read more »

Giving to Those Who Have Given Generously

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Written by David Brooks I write this reflection during the Lenten season in which the Church calls us to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  I particularly want to reflect on almsgiving as a spiritual exercise in my life. As I look back on my faith journey, I have come to see that almsgiving began many years… Read more »

Message from Mary McGinnity, Executive Director

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Dear Friends, I am going to invite you to be part of a miracle this Christmas. Your single charitable contribution to IVC will reach over 350  organizations serving low income communities across the country.  Through IVC your charity multiplies! With your Christmas gift to IVC, your gift will counsel, educate, defend, house, clothe, and feed… Read more »

An Epiphany Story Unfolds at Homeless Shelter

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Last night I slept at our parish’s shelter for the homeless, something I’ve been doing pretty regularly for a while. I sleep on a mattress near the door, easily available in case anyone needs anything in the night. I am the night portress. At the end of my shift this morning I went, along with… Read more »