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A Young Woman’s Journey toward Healing & Hope

During this Respect Life Month, here is a story of heartbreak, burden, and yet — hope — a hope that is sprung from faith in God and trust in His will. This is also a story of the strength of the human spirit despite so much trauma. Lastly, a story that... read more

Generosity: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Volunteer Spotlight: Pequitte Schwerin Pequitte Schwerin began her work with Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington in 2006, a short time after retiring from 25 years of military service.  Since that time, Pequitte has donated her time, talents and even a minivan!... read more

Saying “Yes” to Service

Saying “yes” to God isn’t a one-time response, it is a process that takes a lot of discernment. How do you know where your gifts could be utilized? Which service opportunities are available? How do you get involved with different charities?

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Our Role: A Call to Serve

The Call to Serve   By Brigid Hoagland, Catholic Charities Volunteer (Benedictine College, ’19) Photo of an Hogar Education Services Volunteer teaching English as a second language class. Second in our summer series, you can read the first part “The Role... read more

My Experiences Volunteering With Hogar

To implement the Church’s commitment to social justice and her emphasis on “Welcoming the Stranger,” the mission of Hogar Immigrant Services is to offer a wide range of services at little or no cost to a vulnerable immigrant population, without regard to religious or... read more

Lord, Teach us to be Instruments of Peace

We invite you to meditate of the St. Francis prayer as a way to better understand how God is calling you to be an instrument of peace in this world. The following reflection is from one of our Summer 2017 college student volunteers, John Treanor (Mount St.... read more