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Service trip seeks to provide perspective

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Service trips are different from the usual tourist attraction or vacation because they focus on the ministry of presence. “Instead of doing and fixing, focus on being and be present to other humans who live in these countries,” said Maggie Morris Kibler, former director of Franciscan Center for Social Concern. Kibler and Jeff Sved, current…

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Bonaventure group volunteers to help refugees

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By Lian Bunny Photo Editor A Cuban couple walks into Saint’s Place, an organization dedicated to helping refugees. The woman is blind, and her husband is severely impaired. The husband walks over to the closest wall and points. The volunteers try to figure out what he wants. He continues to point to a small American…

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Merton makeover

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By Amelia Kibbe Features Editor In the center of campus sits a small building with a big history. The home of university ministries, the Thomas Merton Ministry Center, has been the site of many activities for decades. This fall, talks began of the possibility of a new center. In 1954, the building which now houses…

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