Returning to Volunteer in Community

Lynne Smith, OSBLiving in Community, Monastic Life Leave a Comment

2009 Volunteers in CommunityWho are these women, celebrating their new-found strength from days of working on the prairie or in the garden at Holy Wisdom Monastery? These are some of our 2009 Volunteers in Community (VIC).

Sara Jo Emmerich, second from the right in this picture, returned again this summer and did some blogging about her second VIC experience. She has offered to let us share her posts on our website, and she sets the stage for her first post with these words:

Back to Being a Prairie Fairy

For the next week I have returned to Holy Wisdom Monastery to participate in their Volunteer in Community (VIC) program. I was a part of their program for seven weeks in 2009 as part of my seminary field education requirement, and now I’m back for a short week as a means to recoup from my last year of seminary, a year of stressful (though amazing) internships and jobs, and three and a half years of the “what ifs” of graduate student life.

And I’m really grateful to be back.  . . .

We are grateful to Sara for sharing her experience as a returning VIC in this special way.  To read the rest of this blog post and more of Sara’s reflections, go to Spiraling In and Out.


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