Category Archives: Reflections


Lessons Learned from the Civil Rights Visionaries of Memphis

  Sophomore Bhavan Chana shares some of the lessons she learned from her 2019 Spring Break Service & Justice Trip to Memphis, TN. Memphis has Soul Memphis, Tennessee is home to so much more than Graceland, delicious barbeque, and the intriguing duck march of the Peabody Hotel. At the heart of this city is a [...]

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Hello from the Communications Team!

    Hello! My name is Austin and I am one of the Fantastic Five on the Communications Team. I am excited to immerse myself in more programs hosted by SCSJ and forming new relationships. It’s a pleasure to create digital and printed graphics that are shown around campus. Graphic design can be challenging, but [...]




Wisdom For the Journey

      Former SCSJ Graduate Assistant, Kevin Kuehl, shared some wisdom for all those participating in Post-Graduate Volunteering or entering religious life upon graduation last spring. Here are the words he sent them off with during the Post-Graduate Volunteering and Religious Life Missioning Service: Good morning! I’m so excited to share in this moment with [...]

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Using Economics to Do Justice

  For the past ten weeks I have been a Micah Corps intern for the Great Plains Methodist Conference. Through this internship, my team and I researched social justice topics in the community with individuals who are facing these struggles every day and with organizations who are working to combat those struggles. We traveled through [...]



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The Stories Behind the Handprints – Albuquerque, NM

This Spring Break, I had the privilege to get to know the clients and staff at St. Martin’s Hospitality Center, a day shelter serving the homeless population, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I say “privilege” because the stories I heard were filled with vulnerability, laced with hurt, yet also full of joy- it was a privilege [...]


Being Present in Moments of Joy – Kansas City L’Arche

Coming into L’arche community, I didn’t know what to expect. We had been told it was a community that helped with mentally and physically handicapped individuals, but this barely scratched the surface of what L’arche truly was. I spent time in the day center where we did arts and crafts. At every turn, I met [...]

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A Final Message from the Women of El Paso – El Paso Annunciation House

Leaving our service site of El Paso, TX I saw everyone in our group transform into individuals broken by the stories they heard and mended by the people they met. We had the pleasure of meeting many extraordinary speakers. We listened to their stories of how they tried to help the undocumented and promote immigration [...]