• Hope, Joy, and Resilience
    by David on September 14, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    In our latest blog post, we talk to 2014-15 Dominican Volunteer Sarah Hammel. Sarah served as a Refugee Resettlement Specialist at Catholic Charities Atlanta and was recently appointed to the Dominican Volunteers USA board. Thank you for your service and continued Dominican witness, Sarah!  1. Give us some background. How have you been shaped by the Dominican mission and Dominican life? Why […]

  • "It Is Better to Speak"
    by David on September 6, 2018 at 5:04 pm

     Homily of Dominican Volunteers USA  Codirector Megan Rupp from  DVUSA Closing Retreat Mass in July 2018:DVUSA Codirector Megan RuppWhen I was preparing for this over the last couple weeks, I was laboring over what to say. I thought long and hard about what was said at the closing mass of my volunteer year. I was granted some comfort when I realized that I didn’t remember any […]

  • Living in Relationship and Interconnectedness
    by David on August 31, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    August 8, 2018 Feast of St. Dominic Allison Beyer DVUSA Orientation Commissioning Mass Mariandale Retreat CenterDVUSA Codirector Allison BeyerIn today’s Gospel (MT 15: 21-28) we meet a woman who has a name but her name was not recorded. Her name, like millions of women before and after her, is lost to us. Her actions and impact are not. It is precisely because of her audacity and […]

  • Relationship is the Heart of Ministry
    by David on August 29, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    DV Sean PuzzoOur first blog post from our 2018-19 Dominican Volunteers comes from second year volunteer Sean Puzzo. Sean serves at the St. Francis Center, a center for low-income families in Redwood City California. Thank you for your service Sean!"At the Dominican Volunteers Opening Retreat we reflected on the phrase “relationship is at the heart of ministry.” It’s a […]

  • "That's what volunteers do"
    by David on August 6, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Our latest blog post comes from Dominican Sister and Dominican Volunteers USA Board Member, Sister Mary Kremer.Sister Mary Kremer OPSister Mary shares a conversation with the 2017-18 Chicago volunteers that exemplified St. Dominic’s mission.Thank you for your service and Dominican example Sister Mary."Several months ago, I invited myself for supper to the House of Connections in Chicago […]