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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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RMC Day- A Day Like No Other

May 15, 2020

Our final RMC Day* of the year was a welcomed change of scenery for our RMC member Emily. Since the start of the pandemic, Emily has been working five days a week in the ICU as a Patient Care Assistant.  As one might imagine, this can be both challenging and exhausting, yet Emily persists sharing...

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Gaining a New Perspective- Alternative Spring Break

March 25, 2020

Each year, we look forward to welcoming a group of students from Michigan State University who dedicate their time, over their Spring Break, to participate in service and this year was no different.  On March 1, seven students and their adult advisor arrived at the Province Center eager to begin their week of service with...

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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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Michigan State University students arriving in March!

February 4, 2020

We are looking forward to the arrival of students from Michigan State University who will be joining us March 1-7 for a week of service.  During this week we will be visiting various organizations in the Philly area as well as several ministries sponsored by the Sisters of the Redeemer.  Be sure to follow us...

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Sharing our Stories- Mid Year Retreat 2020

February 4, 2020

During the weekend of January 17-19 we held our annual Mid Year Retreat. This year we stayed local and connected with the Franciscan Volunteers: No Risk, No Gain.  The focus of the weekend included honoring the past, treasuring the present and envisioning the future. Retreatants were given the opportunity to look back over the first...

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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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A Time of Connection- Service Immersion

January 24, 2020

On Monday, January 6, four students from the University of Notre Dame, joined us for a service immersion experience during their winter break. This experience was a part of the Urban Plunge Social Concerns Seminar in which the students learn about many of the major issues that impact urban communities such as homelessness, jobs, health...

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RMC Day- Christmas in the city!

December 6, 2019

Today we decided to head into the city for some holiday fun for our RMC Day* and were happy to have Franciscan Volunteers: No Risk, No Gain join us as well! We stopped by the Christmas Village, Macy’s holiday light show, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and enjoyed a delicious farm fresh lunch at...

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RMC Day- Fall Fun

October 17, 2019

This past Tuesday, October 15 marked our first *RMC Day of the year! It was a beautiful, sunny day to be outdoors and enjoy the autumnal foliage at Morris Arboretum. We enjoyed each other’s company as we explored the grounds, admiring the various scarecrow creations and the impressive stickwork sculpture created by Patrick Dougherty. Following lunch,...

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