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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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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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Undoing Knots

In anticipation of Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia last month, a unique work of art was commissioned in the grotto next to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.  This public art installation, “Mary, Undoer of Knots,” consisted of…

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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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Justice Should Be Color Blind

It is an arduous process to decide what path to follow for the rest of your life. I used my experience of going to Misericordia University, a Sisters of Mercy school, to decide on a year of service with Mercy…

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