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Serving The Silenced

Philadelphia is loud! From the trains and buses to the shouts of vendors and the face past crowds, Philadelphia was a kaleidoscope of bright lights and sounds, or in other words utter chaos. Coming from a small town in upstate…

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Hózhǫ́

I have been fascinated by the language of the Diné (Navajo) people since living on the Rez. In the nursing department we have been trying to keep up with learning a new “Navajo Word of the Day.” The language is…

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What is Mercy?

From the very beginning of my Mercy Volunteer year, I have been challenged to discover what mercy means to me. We first discussed it as a community during orientation in Pittsburgh and that discussion has stuck with me. We thought…

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Roots and Branches

Hello! My name is Lauren Mifsud, I am from Baltimore, Maryland and I am currently serving at St. Peter’s School in the Mission District.  I recently completed a 5-year Master’s program in Mathematics Education at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia,…

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A Second Year of Service

My name is Bianca Huerta and I am from the southeast side of Chicago. I attended Saint Xavier University, a Mercy college, and received my Bachelors in Clinical/ Counseling Psychology and Spanish for Social and Community Service. Last year I served in Philadelphia,…

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