Little Kids, Little Things
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Little Kids, Little Things

“Mr. O! Mr. O! I was ra ra running to tag Sarah, and Billy pushed me!” -Johnny “Why did Billy push you, Johnny?” –Me “I don’t knowwwww” -Billy “Billy, did you push Johnny on purpose?” -Me “Noooo!” -Billy “Are you sure?” -Me “Johnny is always laughing at me in class!” –Billy “Yeah ’cause you laughed...

Freeways, Flights, Faith & Thirty Second Dance Parties
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Freeways, Flights, Faith & Thirty Second Dance Parties

I look like a fool here, sitting in the middle of this tucked-away coffee shop, counting upon my fingers numbers that are probably better reserved for calculators. But the final count is two-hundred and twenty eight. That is the number of days that it has been since I and my community have moved out here...

Home Is Where My Heart Is
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Home Is Where My Heart Is

2,687.3 miles… That is how far I am from the place that I have called home for the past 25 years. Before last year I never thought about leaving Pennsylvania to live anywhere else and doubted that I would even leave the Philadelphia area after I graduated from college. That is, until I began to...

A Face of Homelessness
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A Face of Homelessness

Father Joe’s Village helps over 1,000 people off the streets of San Diego everyday. Some of our homeless neighbors are Veterans, others have been trapped in the cycle of homelessness for most of their lives, and yet others lost their jobs and were unable to make their next month’s rent. There are many different faces...

I am Surrounded by God’s Love
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I am Surrounded by God’s Love

I officially have two weeks in the books at my service site, St. Augustine’s High School (Saints), but it feels like I have been here forever. I truly have been welcomed into this amazing community with open arms from the administration, the faculty, the students, the alumni, and the Augustinians. I have felt God’s presence...

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