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  • July 18th will be my 2-year anniversary at Maggie’s Place.  I’ve lived and served all this time at The Michael House as a live-in volunteer, or MissionCorps member. I have a full and demanding schedule, and it’s no joke living where you work, but despite the challenges, I can’t imagine a better way to have […]

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  • When considering a year of service, there can be many factors that motivate a young person to seek out an opportunity, including everything from  seeking adventure to gaining “real world” experience before grad school. For Maggie’s Place MissionCorps, many of these motivations are rooted in the desire to serve others, to give of oneself in an intensive […]

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  • “I miss the peace here.” I was really surprised. I was having a conversation with a mom who had moved out of Maggie’s Place a few months before, and from my view, the house during her time was anything but peaceful. There must have been something more than surface tensions that she felt – something […]

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  • Last week marked the 15 year anniversary of the opening of Maggie’s Place! Since 2000, Maggie’s Place has opened its doors to over 700 mothers and their children. As a first year MissionCorps, it has been such a blessing to share in a small part of the Maggie’s Place legacy by living, working, serving, and […]

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  • When so much can be said it’s often hard to find what to say. As I sit to write this, we are celebrating today 15 years of blessings at The Magdalene House. I’m not sure what is fit for me to say regarding our home when I’ve only had the privilege of serving here for […]

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  • The Gospel of John tells us, “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.’” The love of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – is perfect. Our human love is far from it! We each have personal ways of giving and receiving love, […]

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  • I’m going to brag about my contact mom, Lacey. Lacey is 20 years old and has been at Maggie’s Place since August of 2014, when she was just a few months pregnant and unsure of what she wanted to do other than move in to Maggie’s Place. She plans to continue living at the house […]

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  • A few months ago, way back in February actually, I made plans to come home and booked my April flight for a week-long vacation. I was very excited and looking forward to the visit. One of my friends was becoming a priest and another was getting married! Little did I know then, that our MissionCorps […]

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  • G. K. Chesterton, in his book Orthodoxy, talks about repetition of events in Creation as a theatrical encore. “God says every morning, ‘Do it again’ to the sun and every evening, ‘Do it again’ to the moon​’” because God never tires of making new days! And to remember that each day is a creation willed […]

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  • Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! This is the joyful greeting that we exchange on the glorious morning of Easter Sunday! After the shadow and sadness of Good Friday, this greeting is most welcome and comes bursting out from the hearts of those who have witnessed the glory and love of God. This is […]

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