Reflections from CIC Missionaries, Volunteers & Our Friends on the Street

  • April 26, 2017
    Ten Minutes with Mary
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    Ten Minutes with Mary By: Makena Clawson “You look like Mother Mary,” Rob told me as my long hair peeked out from my hood. I didn’t...
  • February 21, 2017
    The Path to Success
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    The Path to Success By: Shannah Unseld By society’s standards, right now, I’m not doing so hot. I left school before getting my degree, I have...
  • February 6, 2017
    Seven Years of Trust
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    Seven Years of Trust By: Claire Dezember “My first impression was, “Wow… This man is definitely homeless.” His shoes were falling apart, his pants had...
  • January 30, 2017
    Under a Bridge
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    Under a Bridge By: Emily Cavallaro My best moments of the SEEK conference were spent under a highway bridge. A group of us missionaries went...
  • January 24, 2017
    Dear Lee,
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    Dear Lee, By: Robert Fisher Dear Lee, What joy a friendship can be, and mine with you is one I am constantly overjoyed to have. Arriving...
  • January 16, 2017
    Where is Your Calcutta?
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    Where is Your Calcutta? By: Marie Foley When I was selected to partake in a summer medical mission to the Philippines, I was definitely excited, but...
  • January 10, 2017
    The Power of Invitation
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    The Power of Invitation By: Gian LaManno This past week, I got the chance to attend SEEK, a conference put on by FOCUS in San Antonio,...
  • December 20, 2016
    Instrument of Christ
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    Instrument of Christ By: Katrina Nugent For a couple of months I've been accompanying a friend whom I met at a women's shelter. We meet every...
  • December 12, 2016
    Verso L’Alto
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    Verso L’Alto By: Alyssa Johnson I’ve been meditating about the Visitation a lot lately. I’ve been pondering the courage Mary had to travel across the...
  • December 6, 2016
    Waiting
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    Waiting By: Anna Rose McKinley My mammy is very good about sending me letters and small parcels of tea bags and chocolate from Ireland. I...
  • November 19, 2016
    Love Until It Hurts
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    Love Until It Hurts By: Catriona Kerwin One of our mottos at Christ in the City is Mother Teresa’s “love until it hurts.” I’m often...
  • November 15, 2016
    Similarities that Make All the Difference
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    Similarities that Make All the Difference By: Dillon Armstrong Most people tend to focus on the differences between themselves and those around them. Especially when...
  • November 8, 2016
    The Exchange
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    The Exchange By: Jayne Pasternak What's in a name? On the streets of Denver, I'm learning that it's more than I realized. We meet...
  • October 31, 2016
    Open Your Ears
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    Open Your Ears By: Blake Brouillette “Sorry, I don’t carry any cash or change on me,” I said as I walked by a friend on...
  • October 24, 2016
    Beautiful Weakness
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    Beautiful Weakness By: Abby Pyrz Wake up by 6:30 a.m., Mass, breakfast with lots of coffee, and a street walk: a typical Monday morning at Christ...
  • October 11, 2016
    Peace and Joy
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    Peace and Joy By: Joe Lugue “My heart is restless until it rests with Thee.” I’ve heard this so many times, it’s almost a tired cliché....
  • September 20, 2016
    Heavenly Fame
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    Heavenly Fame By: Hannah Benes “I don’t need my name in lights, I’m famous in my Father’s eyes, make no mistake, He knows my name.” These...
  • July 6, 2016
    Pilgrimage
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    PilgrimageBy Blake Brouillette We are terrible at living in the present. This is the number one thing I learned on our pilgrimage to Chimayo New...
  • May 4, 2016
    What the Homeless Need Most Is You
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    What the Homeless Need Most Is YouBy Makena Clawson I felt the Holy Spirit push me forward, through the tables where women were eating tonight’s...
  • April 29, 2016
    Someday I'll Be a Missionary
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    By Marie Foley “Miss Marie, I was telling my friend on my baseball team about Purgatory like we learned last week in CCD and he...
  • March 28, 2016
    Easter Morning
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    Easter Morning By Catriona Kerwin The only barrier between him and the sky is the bridge under which he sleeps. He can sense the dark storm clouds above him. Yet he knows...
  • March 26, 2016
    I Thirst
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    I Thirst By Cecilia Nguyen (Based off of John 19:28 “Knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said...
  • March 8, 2016
    Am I the Older Brother?
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    Am I the Older Brother?A Reflection on the Parable of the Prodigal Son By Makena Clawson When we consider the parable of the Prodigal Son, we...
  • February 24, 2016
    Why Do You Call Me Good?
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    Why Do You Call Me Good? By Marie Dukart Are we good? A common phrase I hear out on the streets is “I’m a good person,”...
  • February 17, 2016
    All Things to All People
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    All Things to All People By Mary Sullivan When I signed up to be a Christ in the City missionary, I didn’t quite understand the scope...
  • February 9, 2016
    Fasting, the Poor and Pope Benedict XVI
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    Fasting, the Poor and Pope Benedict XVI By Trey Gross What marvelous wisdom the Church has in bestowing to us the season of Lent. Like...
  • February 4, 2016
    Only In Heaven
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    Only in Heaven By Michael P. McCrory In windswept Denver - all who pass Seek shelter from the stormy blast While in an alley - out of sight A...
  • January 27, 2016
    5 Ways to Live Out the Year of Mercy
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    By Trey Gross The Year of Mercy started on December 8th, 2015. Did you know that? Some know a great deal about the Year of...
  • January 20, 2016
    Community: A School of Love (and Hard Knocks)
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    Community: A School of Love (And Hard Knocks) By Blake Brouillette What was I thinking? Seriously though, I graduated college in May and the first big...
  • January 14, 2016
    Rejoicing in the Small Things
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    Rejoicing in the Small Things By Marie Dukart “Oooh Baby!” my friend and fellow CIC missionary Anna exclaims. I know why she’s so excited. The donation...