Experience Making a Difference

Experience Making a Difference

Stories of Service

A Commute Towards Happiness

My commute from the MetroWest suburbs to Casserly House starts with a 6:45am commuter train from Concord to North Station, then an Orange Line subway to Forest Hills, then a bus to Stellman Road. As a semi-retired Ignatian Volunteer Corps member, I think to myself,...

Finding God in New England

This wonderful reflection was written by Mary and Tony Mahowald for the IVC Chicago Footprints blog. Mary and Tony are two long-time IVC Chicago volunteers who moved to Boston area and joined the IVC New England program. What a blessing to be connected by a common...

Gladness

In the pathways of sadness, sweetest lilies may grow: Let us sow seeds of gladness- let the joy overflow. - Eliza E. Hewitt An insightful chapter by Fr. Greg Boyle in Tattoos on the Heart is on "gladness". The stories he shares bring the deep meaning of "gladness" to...

Mercy and Compassion to Refugees – the IVC Way

Mercy and Compassion to Refugees – the IVC Way

“Sayid (name changed to protect privacy) is a heart surgeon from Syria who is very well educated, speaks three languages, is a well-known and well-respected doctor in his community,” describes Bob Sliney, Ignatian Volunteer serving with Catholic Charities Refugee...

Led Back to the Fold

Led Back to the Fold

IVC New EnglandDave HinchenRegional Director31 Fairview StreetRoslindale, MA 02131617-571-3838 email Dave Return to IVC Regional OfficesHundreds of students at the Genesis Center in Providence, Rhode Island have touched Sandy Yates’s heart. Before becoming an Ignatian...

Watch IVC’s Ignatian Advent Meditation

Watch IVC’s Ignatian Advent Meditation

We are pleased to offer you a recorded version of our Ignatian Advent Meditation as well as a transcript of Fr. Conroy's reflection.  Thank you for joining us in prayer!Journeying In A Storm A reflection by Rev. Jim Conroy, SJ, Cofounder of IVC Thank you for joining...

For when I was hungry…

For when I was hungry…

In the midst of the civic unrest and anxiety about the coronavirus, we can lose sight of the ongoing crisis of food insecurity. Defined as “the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of lack of money and other resources,” Katie Fitzgerald, Chief...

Favorite Recipes from IVC Service Partners

Favorite Recipes from IVC Service Partners

Several IVC Service Corps Members across the country helping to feed those in need. We hope you enjoy these seasonal and “fan-favorite” recipes from IVC service partners!  Click here to download the recipe card.

November 2020:  President’s Message

November 2020: President’s Message

From Mary... Gratitude. Patience. Hope. Joy. Virtues and graces that speak to us through the upcoming Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas seasons.  I don’t know about you, but for me during these pandemic and election year-intense months, those four virtues are hard...