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S.O.U.L. Blog

Joyful. Patient. Faithful.

Tulsa, OK - Before I begin, I just wanted to say that I am not going to offer any philosophical insight to any degree in this blog. My goal is just to share where I am at, at this point in time. So here it is... The morning began as alarm clocks went off around the...

Taking Perspectives

Browning, MT - My journey here in Montana has been amazing so far. I love learning about different cultures and comparing them to the rich culture I grew up in. It has been breath taking to learn that some of our traditions are similar, such as a rich family...

Sweet and Salty

Tulsa, OK - Sweet and Salty (or as our Philly friend says, “Saudy”) Hello friends from all over. I am writing to you today from Tulsa, OK, on a Thursday evening. In fact, it is our last day/evening here in this beautiful Tulsa weather. Let me begin, by telling you how...

BBQ, the French Quarter, and Service

New Orleans, LA - The weather here in New Orleans has been heavenly. Today was eighty-six degrees and sunny—I even got a sunburn sitting outside for lunch. After a day of hard work at the site, we returned to a delicious BBQ grill-out with the Sisters of Charity and...

Soccer and the Middle School Environment

Tulsa, OK - Sadly, it was our second to last day the San Miguel School, time has flown by these past three days. My mornings have been filled with fixing things in the school yard and around the school. Then my afternoons consist of playing different sports with the...

When We Need a Hand

New Orleans, LA - After the dreaded day one of ceiling drywall, it was difficult to convince ourselves that today was going to be much better. Yet, much to our surprise, things took a turn for the better when we arrived on site. The pieces of drywall we had fussed...

Food and Friendship

I find it beautiful how in almost every culture, communities come together to share food.  There is just something about good food that makes for good company, and I would have to say the great company here is feeding us far too well. Today, at San Miguel Middle...

“…All You Have to Do Is Look”

This SOUL trip, so far, has been so much fun, and it’s only the third day, second with the students! For me, it has been fun to see all of the students and the number of them who remember me because I was here last year. I remember the majority of them, their faces...

Dry Wall and Peace Walks

New Orleans, LA - It is the end of our third day in New Orleans, and what a full day it was! We started off the day with breakfast and morning prayer with the Sisters of Charity who are graciously sharing their home with us. The sense of community in this beautiful...

Three Marks on My Heart

Rochester, NY - Today was day two of working in Rochester, NY, at Morning Star. Here, two religious sisters foster and care for people, children through adults, with disabilities. I have done everything these past two days from: scrubbing walls, to playing with...