RMC Reflections

RMC Closing Reflection…Emily Waystack- What RMC Means to Me

August 4, 2020

On the evening of July 20, we celebrated Emily’s year of service as a Redeemer Ministry Corps volunteer with a Mass of Thanksgiving.  Although this year’s gathering was limited due to Covid-19 restrictions, a small group of Sisters, supervisors and a few special guests were present for the Closing Liturgy while the larger Redeemer Family...

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Reflections in Ministry- A Time of Newness

February 17, 2020

Leo returned home to Germany on January 10 after completing his short-term commitment with the RMC Program. His presence will be missed and we wish him all the best on his future endeavors. Leo reflects on his RMC experience, see below. 
 When I decided to be a RMC volunteer, I hardly had any idea...

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Reflections in Ministry- Top 5 Things I Have Learned in the Past 5 Months

January 24, 2020

Top 5 Things I Have Learned in the Past 5 Months I am so incredibly blessed.While this is something that I knew before, I am constantly being reminded of God’s blessings bestowed upon me.  When surrounded by people my age experiencing homelessness at Drueding Center or those suffering severe health issues at Holy Redeemer Hospital, ...

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RMC Closing Reflection… Jackie Hutchison- A Wealth of Experience

June 26, 2019

On Monday evening, we celebrated Jackie’s year of service with a Mass of Thanksgiving and had the opportunity to hear from Jackie as she shared her reflection on her experience with us: First, I want to thank everyone for coming after what I imagine was a long work day. It means the world to me...

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Reflections in Ministry- My Heart is Full

November 21, 2018

Even though I am almost 3,000 miles away, I’ve never felt more at home. Moving across the country to a new city where I didn’t know anyone was daunting, to say the least. I second-guessed my decision to leave many times, but ultimately decided that it was time to take a leap of faith. And...

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Reflections in Ministry- Saying ‘Yes’ to the Journey

February 27, 2018

My whole life I’ve desired to live in the United States of America for one year. I was fascinated by the idea of living in such a big country with a variety of cities and landscapes. I was also interested in learning about the American way of life. So, when I found out about the...

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RMC Closing Reflection…Emily Guilbert- A Year of Unexpected Gifts

August 10, 2017

The summer marks a period of transition for both the RMC program and volunteers. It’s a time of saying goodbye to our volunteers as they prepare to move forward from their RMC experience and a time to begin preparations to welcome the new volunteers.  Although goodbyes are never easy, especially when the RMC’s have become...

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Reflections in Ministry- Trusting in the Process

November 1, 2016

As a recent college graduate from Atlanta, I had no idea what to expect from this experience working for Comprehensive Breast Care Surgeons and Holy Redeemer Hospital. Frankly, if you had told me I would be living and working in Philadelphia with two people I have never met, in a home sponsored by an order...

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RMC Closing Reflection….Ashley Pickert

July 20, 2016

On Monday, Ashley made the transition from RMC volunteer to RMC alum with the Closing Liturgy. During the Liturgy, we were privileged to hear Ashley’s reflection on her experience: When I begin to think about how God has worked in my life, I am truly amazed. Taking a ‘gap year’ was not in my plan....

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RMC Alumni Reflection….Mary Clare Weiner

January 19, 2016

RMC Alumni Mary Clare Weiner (2014-15) shares her reflections on 2015 with us. Mary Clare currently works as a nurse in North Carolina. As a new year starts, I reflect on the twists, turns and sprinklings of grace that have been my past year. I moved back from Philadelphia at the end of July and...

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