Tag Archives: Simplicity


6 Creighton students spent spring break at a homeless shelter. It was an eye-opening experience

Yoshua Piescer said he was a little scared the other night when a homeless man waved him over in front of the Siena-Francis House homeless shelter. The Creighton University student was in his second day of living at the homeless shelter as part of a spring break service trip. He already had his shoes stolen. [...]

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3-3 Program Student Angie Ngo Blends Social Justice and Business

When sophomore Angie Ngo was researching universities as a high school senior, she was looking to continue her Catholic education. New to her, however, was the Jesuit tradition. “I sought out Jesuit universities because I was intrigued by their mission and work with social justice,” the Boise, Idaho native says. “I knew that I wanted to [...]


The Art of Letting Go To Serve In Solidarity

Our first hours in New Orleans were celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, where our service group was welcomed and introduced as the hope of the city. The delightful, lively, and wise Father Anthony expressed his homily through an analogy. There once was a monkey at the zoo, which noticed a walnut outside of [...]

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Baking Bread with the Omaha Sustainability Group!

On Saturday night, I visited with one of the groups staying in Omaha to learn about living a more sustainable life. I spent the evening with the group teaching them how to bake home made bread. We made three different types of bread and had a great time. We made an artisan style Rosemary and [...]


How do we prepare our students?

By Kelly Orbik, CCSJ Assistant DirectorStudents must 1st discern that they want to offer themselves this experience. They apply, read “In the Service of Life,” interview with student peers, pay the cost of the trips, come to 3 preparation meetings, and come to a missioning service the night before. The day they leave they take [...]

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Embrace Being Alone

written by: Bill Kusek, North Omaha co-coordinator & member of Service and Justice Associates Embrace being alone. What a foreign concept. When my friends are late for our usual lunchtime in the dining halls, I get a little panicky. We avoid it at all costs. The thought at not having a conversation to fill the [...]


Lindsey Anderson – Honduras

After graduation, Lindsey Anderson ( CU alum ’03) served with the St. Joseph Workers in Minneapolis before spending 2 1/2 years serving in Honduras with Farm of the Child. “I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into or why when I left to begin my service at Farm of the Child.  To someone who [...]