Student Blog

I believe that we need to learn solidarity with the vulnerable in order to move from fear to love during this crisis. Virtues are character traits that are formed when our actions become habits and our habits become a part of who we are. I want to share five formative practices that cultivate the virtue of solidarity with the vulnerable.

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Hands and Feet

January 14, 2020

What does it mean to love? Like actually love? My understanding of the word has changed so much in recent years and the more I grow in my faith, the more it evolves and deepens.

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Giving from Gratitude

November 29, 2019

Coming to college was a big wake up call, as I took more charge of my faith and had to find my own communities where I could honest with where I stood in faith. Getting involved with a campus ministry and Simple Charity challenged me to tackle questions about faith that I had never really thought about before.

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Gratitude rewires our brains enabling us to be cheerful givers. When we don’t feel like giving, we must, in that moment, move our eyes to God’s downpouring grace on our lives.

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20,000 Cans to 1 Heart

October 04, 2019

I had become increasingly convicted of the monstrous food waste happening all around me, and I was constantly reminded of it when I saw uneaten apples thrown out in the cafeteria or half-finished plates leftover in restaurants.

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