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Meeting the Sisters of Mercy

Before I attended Mercy Volunteer Corps' orientation, the only encounter I had had with religious sisters was through movies (The Sound of Music and Sister Act to be exact!).  When I arrived in New York, “Sr. Maureen” was scheduled to…

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Living In The Grey

They (who is the proverbial “they”, anyway?) say that if you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere in the world. I feel confident that I’ve made it in NYC; in my own way and…

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More Than Roomates

One of the fundamental aspects of being a Mercy volunteer is participating in community living. When I first looked into MVC, I didn’t find that very appealing. I thought to myself that I wanted to make my own friends and…

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From A Convent In Queens

I am completely inspired by my community. Not only because it is comprised of amazing individuals, who each bring their own unique flavor to the table. Nor solely based on the fact that they produce great ideas for living in…

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