Category Archives: Reflections


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 [...]



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Experiencing the fullness of Service & Justice Trips

We have no capacity to fathom the realness of a social injustice until we are sitting across the breakfast table from it, calling it by its name, and taking in every scar and wrinkle on its face. What I’m saying is, we must leave our bags of assumptions and expectations in our dorm rooms before we step into the role of being guests in our service and justice communities.






“Why are you here?” – Cleveland, OH

I went on a service and justice trip to Cleveland, Ohio, along with eight other Creighton students where we learned about the national crisis of homelessness. On the first drop-in at the Catholic Worker Storefront, a man asked me, “Why are you here?” This question, however, provoked me not only throughout the week, but for [...]

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