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The West Virginia Crew Has Arrived!

Early, the morning starts with everyone heading to Lourdes University, seeing the team, a few snapshots, prayer, and Joe being late (because of Rachel as he quotes). The morning starts great - with conversation, travel music, and a reminder of why not to look out the window when you know there is a cliff pleasantly placed nearby.

West Virginia here we are! As we get into West Virginia the excitement, I can see, hits everyone, particularly as we’re trying to figure out if we are actually close. 

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Habitat 2015 Is Officially Underway!

Follow the latest news from the Habitat teams.

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All packed up and ready to go!

West Virginia get ready for the Lourdes Habitat team.

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Say cheese!

Posing for the group photo on Sunday morning.

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A short prayer before departure on Saturday morning

Praying for a safe and happy trip for all.

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Lachelle and Ashley packing the car

The Mobile AL group is traveling to New Orleans today.

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The Mobile AL Habitat Crew before departure

The happy group departed Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m.

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A Non-Traditional Lourdes Community: One Student's Perspective

I pull into the parking lot with ten minutes to spare. Just enough time to inhale my dinner and finish reading the last few confusing lines of "Faerie Queene". Unfortunately, I barely remember the context. My attempts at comprehension were interrupted by preschool tantrums, teenage emotional meltdowns, and commercial- sized piles of laundry. But I am here; I have been up since 6:00 a.m...

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Companions on the Journey

Most people think joining a religious community is a pretty radical choice - no marriage, children or freedom to do what you want. I was 19 when I joined the Sylvania Franciscan Sisters in 1946. World War II had just ended and there was an excitement in the air. I ran into a friend from school who had joined the Franciscan community and she looked so happy. I wanted what she had found. Yes, I had a boyfriend but I felt God was calling me and I answered. When I make a choice, I put my whole self into it. I never looked back.

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Sticks and Stones

The incidents in Paris were a result of a series of crass cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad in various compromising positions. Outraged by Charlie Hebdo's satirical cartoons of Muhammad, the brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, who were associated with Al-Qaeda, responded with violent acts of terrorism. The harsh reality is that 12 people were massacred in response to these cartoons. 

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