Reflection

In line with its cornerstones, COV sees reflection as a critical component of service. Therefore, COV hosts monthly reflection opportunities facilitated by Campus Ministry Interns, each focusing on a theme relating to our understanding of service. These reflections allow us to create an important space to come together as a community to process our experiences once we’ve had time to sit with them in light of a particular dimension of service. Mother Teresa states, “so you say you love the poor … name them”.

The idea behind this is that service isn’t just about the doing of work, but about encountering people, learning their names and their stories, and dignifying them by sharing their names and stories with others … in so becoming a voice for the voiceless. Service is not just an activity, but is also a critical question of who do I become in light of these stories and what must I do to make these voices heard? And so COV believes that reflection is a critical way to begin this exploration.

COV Fall 2014 Semester Dates

Wednesday, Aug 27th
    Fellows Applications released
Sunday, Sept 7th
    Fellows Applications due
Wednesday, Sept 10th
    Mandatory Leader Orientation, 7:30pm
Friday, Sept 12th
    Fellows notified
Thursday, Sept 18th
    Mandatory Fellows Orientation, 8:30 pm
Monday, Sept 22nd
    Service Begins
Friday, Oct 10th
    Fall Break begins, no service
Monday, Oct 20th:
   
    Service Resumes    
Tuesday, Nov 25th
    Thanksgiving break begins, no service
Monday, Dec 1st
    Service Resumes
Tuesday, Dec 2nd
   Mandatory Social Justice Forum, 6:30pm
Thursday, Dec 11th 
    Service ends
To be planned: 4 reflections led by CMI’s (CST, community, simplicity, spirituality)

Resources

Please download the following resources:

* COV Fellows application Fall 14.docx
COV Fellows Application
* ReflectionJournal.doc
Reflection Journal
* HolyFamily_Orientation.doc
Holy Family Orientation
* NorthLight_OrientationSheet.doc
North Light Orientation
* St.Agathas_OrientationSheet.doc
St. Agatha's Orientation
* St.Barnabas_OrientationSheet.doc
St. Barnabas Orientation
* St.Francis_OrientationSheet.doc
St. Francis Orientation
* COVnews_Jan2012.pdf
COV Newsletter - January 2012