Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

Ignatian Volunteer Vince Aquino is on a mission to serve homeless men and women in Boston

Ignatian Volunteer Vince Aquino is on a mission to serve homeless men and women in Boston

Vince Aquino supports the Capuchin Mobile Ministries (CMM) in providing essential services to the unhoused population in Greater Boston. His involvement includes volunteer coordination, food preparation, and driving the modified van that delivers meals and snacks to 10 service locations. CMM, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, goes beyond providing food by offering a caring presence and human connection to those in need.

IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey Member Profiles: Mary Noel Hall & Bob Fogarty, Divine Providence Village’s Day Program

IVC Philadelphia/South Jersey Member Profiles: Mary Noel Hall & Bob Fogarty, Divine Providence Village’s Day Program

Growing up in Bala Cynwyd, Mary Noel Hall and Bob Fogarty didn’t know one another.  They were six years apart in age—a lifetime to a child. However,
last fall they each joined IVC and now serve together at Divine Providence Village’s Day Program. Located in the former school of Our Lady of Fatima parish in Secane, PA, the Day Program’s mission is to provide a safe, caring environment that allows individuals with intellectual disabilities to create meaningful and independent lives.

Meet IVC Albany member Judi England

Meet IVC Albany member Judi England

Judi England lives in Albany and has been serving as an Ignatian Volunteer Corps member at Unity House in Troy since IVC Albany’s inception in 2019.  Judi offers her reflection about her service with IVC. 

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam  . . . arising from a couch?!

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam . . . arising from a couch?!

Frank McDonnell, the very first IVC NEPA service corps member, firmly grasps the Ignatian philosophy of Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: For the Greater Glory of God. “Mickey’s” life-long desire to serve arises from an appreciation of how fortunate he has been in his own life, manifesting in acts of quiet kindness and moments of joy-filled smiles.

IVC NCA Member Profile: Ann Johnson

IVC NCA Member Profile: Ann Johnson

IVC Service Corps Member Ann Johnson brings not only a lifetime’s worth of skills to her administrative position with partner agency Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington Migration & Refugee Services (MRS), but a personal touch as well!  An IVC volunteer since 2006, Ann began her service with MRS in 2009 and over the years has assisted clients in such ways as driving them to appointments, delivering supplies, and completing forms for services.  And all while focusing on managing paperwork for a busy social services agency.