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  • We talk a lot about Motherhood. This makes sense, after all Mothers are being made day after day before our eyes. Motherhood is something to be celebrated. And yet, what of the fathers? They are just as integral to the lives of these children. True, they do not carry them in their wombs, they do […]

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  • #MaggiesPlaceProblems #15 – When you go to answer the door and realize you’re still wearing a cape you found in donations #7 – When you live with 10 women and realize you get awkward around men #17 – When you have so many cute scarfs and only one neck and a short winter #46 – […]

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  • Today is my Mom’s birthday—my actual mom, not one of the moms I live with at The Michael House who I continually refer to as “my moms.”  Today my mom turns one year older (Happy 29th Mom!) and it gets me thinking about how lucky I am to have such an amazing person to call […]

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  • “7:00 AM? Really? OK…we can do that, I guess.” The moms had voted an early morning time to open their Christmas presents at the Zechariah House.  I knew the MissionCorps would have a late night Christmas Eve. We went to midnight Mass and still had “elf-work” to do afterward. On top of all this, I […]

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  • Community in the homes is very special, especially around this time of Christmas.  This will be my first Christmas at Maggie’s Place and I am really looking forward to it.  Maggie’s Place has become my home away from home; each mom brings her own color to the Maggie’s Place family, and it is beautiful to […]

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  • Things get very difficult in our homes at times. Lately there has been particular suffering in the homes back to back, and all the homes seem to be going through these struggles the last couple of months. What I’ve learned is that the only thing that helps when we have done everything else, and the […]

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  • I was recently driving back from a Corps meeting when I stopped at red light. Here I saw a homeless man and young woman who seemed very uneasy with her surroundings, possibly even scared. While this is not an unusual sight around Phoenix sadly, it struck me differently this time. It shook me so that […]

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  • Dearest Sisters- This letter has been a long time coming, and I only pray that the Holy Spirit grants me the right words to convey the depth of my gratitude to each and every one of you. I had all sorts of different ideas of what made a community when I came to Maggie’s Place. […]

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  • Preparing for motherhood was not one of the things I had in mind when applying to Maggie’s Place.  Of course I knew there would be babies to be held, diapers to be changed, and crying to be soothed, but what I didn’t expect was the motherly dynamic of loving the mothers of these babies.  Sure, […]

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  • When I try to explain to someone exactly what I do, I often can’t find the words and many of the descriptions I attempt to give fall flat.  Being a corps member at a Maggie’s Place home is a strange and wonderful occupation to have.  Your Monday can feel like it’s lasted for a week, and […]

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