Category Archives: Service & Justice Trips Reflections




The New Orleans Community Post Hurricane Katrina – Sisters of Charity

The New Orleans Service and Justice Trip brought me more gifts than I ever expected, and I would not trade the experience for anything. When we arrived in New Orleans, we met with the Sisters of Charity, our hosts for the week. Sister Vickie, Sister Claire, Sister Peg, and Sister Monica took such good care [...]

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Frustration, Community, and Hope – Albuquerque, NM

Frustration, community, and hope are the three words I use to describe my experience at St. Martin’s Hopeworks over fall break. These three concepts are definitely intertwined but each gave me so much grace that will carry me into my future of working for justice. Frustration. Our group worked with and for people experiencing homelessness [...]

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The Power of Faith in North Omaha – North Omaha, NE

On the first morning of our service trip, our sleepy group gathered and were asked about our previous experience with North Omaha. A majority of the group had little experience with the area, and agreed being at Creighton had fostered some pretty negative stereotypes about it. A bit of anxiety, we admitted, was present as [...]


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Civil Rights Lessons – Montgomery, AL

Throughout reflection, we constantly discussed barriers and challenges to our everyday encounters. I consistently experienced this specific, recurring burden of despair. That despair blossomed inside of my gut with each narrative we heard and each name I could add to the list of those killed by injustice. And can I just say, “killed by injustice” [...]