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Loving and Living Outside our Comfort Zone

“What has your volunteer year taught you about love?” That was the question I asked a panel of former volunteers during my final semester at St. Bonaventure University in Spring 2015. Among the panelists was an alumnus of FVM. Everyone gave thoughtful answers, and I was encouraged that I would not be alone in [...]

2021-07-15T09:25:27-04:00July 15th, 2021|

A Good Path

 A few weeks ago, I was in a job interview and the interviewer asked me, "what's your five year plan? How does this job fit into your career goals?"  I hadn't really considered the question, and it brought back a lot of memories.  When I was a child, I never had a good answer to the [...]

2021-06-21T18:29:02-04:00June 15th, 2021|

The FVM Poem

The 2020-2021 FVMs Live across the block from a guest named Hector And receive guidance from Katie Sullivan and Emma Edwards Because they’re the program directors Our site supervisor is Michael Duffy Now I had hoped for better I’m only kidding, on the inside he’s very loving Which is why guests ask to speak [...]

2021-05-12T16:15:35-04:00May 30th, 2021|

A Sunday Reflection

Reflection by Kathryn Getek Soltis St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 24/25, 2020 Exod 22:20-26; 1 Thess 1:5c-10; Matt 22:34-40 I want to share some brief reflections today. I am not speaking for the anti-racism committee, but my reflections do grow out of the conversations of this group of [...]

2021-05-20T13:57:57-04:00May 15th, 2021|

Friar Lessons

Like all of us, I’m still reeling from the untimely loss of our dear brother, Chris.  Thinking about what to write here, I thought perhaps there is a way to describe a little of my life post-FVM while also honoring him somehow.  Shortly after Br. Chris died, I found myself sitting in my psychotherapy [...]

2021-05-05T10:50:41-04:00April 30th, 2021|

The Inn Crowd

I think there are a variety of identities we all assume in our personal lives. Some of my identities include being a son, brother, cousin, and nephew. This past August I became a member of the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry (FVM), alongside my fellow community members David, Deaynna and Liam. One of the highlights of [...]

2021-04-29T12:30:38-04:00March 31st, 2021|

Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb

This blog post is an excerpt from A Lenten Journey: Reflections on the Scriptural Stations of the Cross. When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph, who was himself a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to [...]

2021-04-29T12:43:03-04:00March 15th, 2021|

Aquí Estoy

inspirada en la vida de Chris Posch, nuestro hermano inspired by the life of Chris Posch, our brother Here I am, aquí estoy,  open heart, open arms,  present to God who is with you.  Para cantar y para bailar, (to sing and to dance) to rejoice in God’s goodness to us.  Para alabar [...]

2021-02-15T10:28:30-05:00February 26th, 2021|
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