New cadre of Good Shepherd Volunteers in place
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New cadre of Good Shepherd Volunteers in place

The new cadre of Good Shepherd Volunteers (GSV) is making a difference in Good Shepherd ministries as they serve a one-year commitment with Sisters of the Good Shepherd. GSV is a North America inter-province ministry that connects recent college graduates to one-year, full-time volunteer opportunities serving women, children, and adolescents who are affected by poverty,…

Orientation completed for Good Shepherd Volunteers
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Orientation completed for Good Shepherd Volunteers

Orientation for the 2020 Good Shepherd Volunteers (GSV) took place in August. This year’s volunteers attended orientation from August 19-24 at Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown, New Jersey. Sister Barbara Beasley welcomed the GSVs and spent the first day of orientation with them. She shared the founding story of Good Shepherd and spoke about the…

Ecumenical Advocacy Days focuses on confronting chaos, forging community

Ecumenical Advocacy Days focuses on confronting chaos, forging community

Every year Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) draws a large gathering of people who want to be a force for change for the betterment of all. In April more than 1,000 people of faith attended EAD to challenge what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the giant triplets of chaos: racism, materialism and militarism. Throughout the…

Hands of Hope gives purpose to life
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Hands of Hope gives purpose to life

The Good Shepherd Hands of Hope ministry in Nongkhai, Thailand, said goodbye to a kind and caring friend last month when Good Shepherd Volunteer Bridgid O’Brien completed her year of service there and returned to the United States. Before leaving the ministry, Bridgid wrote two heartfelt pieces about her experiences with Hands of Hope Nongkhai. Her blogs The stillness of simplicity and…