Half way through the year and the bittersweet feeling of leaving begins to hit. People back home are starting to wonder what you’ll be doing when you get back and the people who have become family are starting to say that you don’t have as much time left. Our first six months flew and we all know the […]
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Among the many questions my parents ask me when I call home, one of the most common ones is; “Are you getting enough to eat?” Luckily, this is one thing that they do not need to worry about. If there is one thing Jamaicans make sure of, it is that I am well fed. I have always loved to cook […]
This April 21st marks the Fifth Anniversary of death of Brooke Lahr PVI, Honduras, Aug, 2010 – Oct, 2011. Having served with PVI in Honduras, Brooke went to work for Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos in Cuernavaca, Mexico. While on a personal holiday in Acapulco she suffered a fatal vehicular accident, April 21, 2013. Brooke brought an […]
I arrived in Jamaica for the first time in February of 2016 to lead an Immersion Experience with John Carroll University. If you asked me at the time if I’d be back after that week I wouldn’t have had an answer for you; and if I did, I’m not sure it would have been yes. […]
Last week Jamaica celebrated its national Labour Day (May 23rd). Not knowing differently, I assumed the island holiday would play out similarly to the American Labor Day I always knew: characterized by rest, cookouts, and time with family and friends. Both Jamaican and U.S. Labour/Labor Days recognize the working class for contributions made to overall […]
When I look back on my time in Jamaica, I can summarize the whole experience thus far with just one word, community. I knew it would encompass a large part of this experience since it is one of the main pillars of PVI, but I never realized, until recently, just how crucial it is to […]
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Passionist Volunteers International (PVI) is a non-profit, post-graduate international volunteer program dedicated to service of the rural poor in Jamaica, West Indies. Volunteers commit to one or two years of international service in the spirit of accompaniment and the pillars of service, community, simplicity and spirituality.
•SERVICE - Directing our outreach to the marginalized
•COMMUNITY - Sharing life to strengthen our service and faith
•SIMPLICITY - Living beyond our comfort zone to be in solidarity
•SPIRITUALITY - Taking time to explore our personal and communal faith