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The Lay Warrior

Editor’s Note: Current DC Service Corps volunteer Amy Brandt reflects on what it means to be a lay woman in the Catholic Church. I have always perceived the title “laity” as a description of what I’m not. I’m not a priest or a vowed religious. While both are true, this definition does not capture the…

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Portraits of Christ: LeShay and the Sins of Our Fathers

Editor’s Note: For her year of service as part of DC Service Corps, Lizzy Balboa volunteers with Little Friends for Peace, a nonprofit organization in the DC area that promotes inner and inter-personal peace skills within children and adults. In the second installment of her “Portraits of Christ” series, Lizzy shares a story of brokenness passed…

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Letting Go and Healing My Brokenness

Editor’s Note: Missioner Janice Smullen reflects on the gifts of Lent and the opportunity that it offers for healing of our broken human nature. Is it possible to love Lent? To love 40 days of fast, reflection, soul searching and acts of mercy? We spend a lot of time during Lent reading and contemplating Christ’s recognition of suffering…

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