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Practicing Resurrection

It was in the second semester of my senior year that I was assigned to read “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front” by Wendell Berry. One of my favorite professors at Creighton University, Dr. Roger Bergman, often honored his roots…

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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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