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  • When I was a tween I was obsessed with celebrities. I had pictures of my favorites all over my walls and could tell you a million factoids about all their lives. I idolized them because I wanted to be just like them: famous, attractive, important and rich. A few years later my focus had shifted […]

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  • Merriam-Webster’s simple definition of generosity: The quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish: the quality of being generous; especially: willingness to give money and other valuable things to others. One of the most wonderful things to me about Maggie’s Place is the generosity of our donors and volunteers. I continue to be blown away […]

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  • “Last night was the first time I had ever blown out my own birthday candles or had birthday cake,” she said casually. “My mom was an alcoholic so, I guess she just forgot most of the time.” Birthday cake. Something I never thought of as a luxury. These are the words of a woman I […]

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  • Over the course of the day, I’ve had so many different emotions ranging from excitement and happiness to sadness, guilt and selfishness. An interesting day to say the least! I’m truly missing home since I just moved across the country to become a MissionCorps member at Maggie’s Place. All good stuff happened today. I had […]

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  • I bustled around the kitchen from pan to pan, stirring this one then that, checking the numerous dishes in the oven. I was expecting company, and I wanted everything to be just so. Though it was August, I was single handedly preparing a full Thanksgiving feast at The Hannah House for 10 of my newest […]

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  • Crafting is a hallmark of Maggie’s Place living. Here’s a small taste of some crafting I have done in case you don’t believe me:       Whether you’re into it or not, it is certainly a part of the culture of the homes. Every role of the community presents an opportunity for making crafts. […]

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  • “Hello, thanks for calling Maggie’s Place, The Magdalene House! This is Maggie speaking.” Ever since my interview with Maggie’s Place, the joke has been to see how many times someone would ask me if I was the founder of Maggie’s Place. It has happened more times than I ever imagined it would. How humbling. No, […]

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  • I know a mom who was faced with the prospect of divorce for conceiving her son out of wedlock. She had to travel a great distance late in her third trimester for a government census. When it came time to give birth to her child, she was out on the streets. No medical professionals were […]

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  • As I’m sure all the MissionCorps who have lived with me can attest, I love liturgical seasons and feast days, and I like to live them out beyond church – with food, decorations, prayers, and traditions. Naturally, I am excited about the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. It’s kind of a big deal. And on […]

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  • The other day, I went to Fiat with our moms for my very last Maggie’s Place house outing. It was the Prayer Angels event and moms from all of the homes were present. It was a great evening where everyone was able to sit down to a meal and fellowship together. I found myself sitting […]

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