Entries by PassionistVolunteers

Katie Warner: “One Day”

“Sometimes in my tears I drown, But I never let it get me down. So when negativity surrounds, I know some day it’ll all turn around because  All my life I’ve been waiting for, I’ve been praying for For the people to say That we don’t want to fight no more There will be no […]

In “Through The Lens” Ross McCauley Paints A Picture Of His Work With HIV Patients

I met Dave Simpson on a Thursday morning.  Dave was walking next to one of the ubiquitous sugar cane fields on one of the ubiquitous serpentine island roads from Mandeville to Knockpatrick. After struggling through a patois-laden and broken phone conversation for at least ten minutes, Sister Helen and I stumbled across tall and unassuming […]

My Family by Tania

One Tuesday morning back in March at about four in the morning, I received a call from one of the mothers in Albion Gully, a community where I work on youth and community development. I answered thinking it might be an emergency, and I could hear Prim, as she is often referred as, filled with […]

Lindsay Papsin finds more pieces of the puzzle

Just the other day, as I made my way up the hill to the entrance of Somerset Basic School, I was almost toppled over as I was swarmed with knee-high hugs from my students shouting “Miss Lindsay!,” “Good morning teacher!,” and “Miss a-come!”  The principal of the school gently corrected them, saying, “You must call […]

Casey Schell, enjoying the simple things

Over the past two weeks Jamaica has played host to a group of volunteers from Wisconsin called Helping Hands. These adults come to the island to help out with various building projects- restoring school playgrounds, houses, roofs, even building beds.  For the first part of their recent trip they visited the clinic in Maggoty. The […]