In an effort to remain counter-cultural during these times, we invite you to take a moment for reflection, and prayer.
Your JVC Journal contains several prompts for you to sit with and think through in quiet stillness. For when we quiet the mind, we tend to notice things we might not have previously been able to draw our attention toward.
"My community has become a fellowship potent in the fight for justice and a hopeful model for living in relationship with others. More than anything I’ve accomplished as a Jesuit Volunteer, I’m proud of what my community has become."
"“Playing poor” seems to minimize the challenges of poverty and dilute simple living into a show, where I “play” a certain part. Articulating the difference between intentional simple living and “playing poor” as a yearlong volunteer proved incredibly challenging."
"Embarking on a yearlong journey that was completely new, there were naturally many uncertainties as we began. One of the only things that it felt like I knew as this year of service began was that it would not come again. No matter what it held -- highs and lows, growth and challenges -- it was all unique to this JV experience."
"JVC's International PRogram gave me the confidence that I had something to offer students and continues to be both a foundation and a hope spring for what I do now."
"While IFTJ taught me endless lessons, brought me closer to my fellow JV’s, allowed me space to rekindle old friendships, and gave me hope—it also reminded me of the importance of knowing why you do the things you do. My JVC experience is a reminder of the fire that has been lit within our souls to fight for a better world. "