Category Archive: Service

Choosing to act when a need is perceived by using ones skills, ingenuity and experience to create benefit.

Feb 25

Mercy-ing

Make Mercy real

“Jesus affirms that mercy is not only an action of the Father, it becomes a criterion for ascertaining who his true children are.”  Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus Pope Francis’ Latin motto is “Miserando atque Eligendo.” Francis has admitted that this doesn’t translate well into Italian or Spanish. The same might be said for its English …

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Mar 12

Habitat for Humanity – Service Trip 2015

Installing the railing on a deck

  This year’s service trip gathered nineteen students and two trip leaders in the GCU parking lot on a crisp, March morning.  Before leaving for Goldsboro, NC, we reflected on the fact that the Sisters of Mercy had earned a particular nickname early in their history.  The people of Dublin called them the “Walking Nuns”  …

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Jan 21

Dr. King and Servant Leadership

mlk

Throughout the year, servant leadership has been a topic of conversation around GCU. I’ve attended workshops on the topic, offered student retreats describing it and read a book entitled Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership by James W. Sipe and Don M. Frick. This week, we honor a great example of servant leadership, Dr. Martin Luther …

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Dec 12

Christmas at GCU

SALT Team Christmas

Technically, it is still Advent.  But since the academic schedule gives our GCU community a break for Christmas, we celebrate on campus a bit early.  Campus Ministry hosted another successful Christmas Tree Blessing and Lighting on the 4th.  Our SALT Team held a Christmas Party here at the Gatekeeper’s Lodge on Tuesday.  Just a few …

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Aug 22

Divine Spirit Prayer

Butterfly

I’ve had a few requests for the Prayer of Blessing that I offered at the  New Student Induction Ceremony on August 21, 2014.  It goes with my last post.   Here it is: McAuley Quote that inspired the prayer: “May God bless and animate you with His own divine spirit, that you may prove it is Jesus Christ you …

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