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.

Semester Dates

Monday, Nov 25th: Fellows Applications released

Tuesday, Nov 26th: Thanksgiving break begins, no service

Monday, Dec 2nd: Service Resumes

Thursday, Dec 5th: Mandatory Social Justice Forum, 6:30pm

Thursday, Dec 12th: Service Ends

Friday, Dec 13th: Fellows Applications due

Friday, Dec 20th: Fellows notified

Thursday, Jan 16th: Mandatory Fellows Orientation, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan 21st: Service Begins

Week of Feb 17th: Mandatory Social Justice Forum, 6:30pm

Friday, Feb 28th: Spring break begins, no service

Monday, March 10th: Service resumes

Wednesday, April 16th: Easter break begins, no service

Tuesday, April 22nd: Service Resumes

Thursday, May 1st: Service Ends


To be planned: 4 reflections led by CMI’s (CST, community, simplicity, spirituality)

Resources

Please download the following resources:

* COV Fellows application Spring 14.docx
COV Fellows Application, Spring 2014
* 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