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Nine months ago I woke up before the sun and began my journey from the US to Jamaica. Since then, I have worked with many fantastic people in numerous ministries, including teaching, tutoring, youth outreach, hospital, home and infirmary visits. Although I enjoy all my work, I truly cherish my time at the Manchester Infirmary. […]
I set out on a narrow way, many years ago, Hoping I would find true love along the broken road. But I got lost a time or two, wiped my brow and kept pushing through I couldn’t see how every sign pointed straight to you. Every long lost dream led me to where you are. Others who […]
The Passionist Volunteers hosted their Third Annual Valentines Luncheon and Fundraiser at St. John Bosco Home for Boys in Mandeville, Jamaica on February 15. The event was a huge success, raising over $4,000 for the program. Approximately 250 guests traveled from all across the island to show their support and enjoy a meal. […]
Lent has always been one of my favorite times of the year. Appropriately meaning “spring,” I have found these forty days to be utterly reminiscent of just that, full of rebirth and rejuvenation. The time of conscientious discipline and self-examination has always meant one of paring my life of unnecessary frivolities and […]
“So, what’s your favorite place in Jamaica?” This is a question I regularly hear from friends both here on the island and at home. It’s a hard one to answer, thinking of all the amazing things I’ve done and seen in the past six months. The more obvious places are the first that come to my […]
PVI Kaitlin Denney (14′-15′) discovers the PVI motto of “love is ingenious” working with the children at Our Lady of Hope Basic School in Williamsfield, Jamaica.
Being one of those strange individuals that really enjoys school, homework, projects, etc., I often find myself missing the hustle and bustle of being in an academic setting. I miss the challenge of finding a solution to an organic chemistry problem and the unknown of what an essay might turn out like despite having a […]
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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