Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Christmas

First off, the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas (belated of course), and a Happy New Year (anticipatory). These holiday times are of course crazy, but we hope they are filled with joy, happiness, and family.

Here is a link passed to me by several people featuring FVM alum Karen Pushaw in an MSN Money article about charities and the holiday season.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A snowy weekend

This weekend marked the wedding of a couple who met at the St Francis Inn. The groom was a former FVM, and the other volunteered at the Inn during her years at Villanova University. The two met in the whirlwind that is the St. Francis Inn, and wouldn't you know it, their wedding wasn't a walk in the park either.

For some reason, Mother Nature decided to drop 20+ inches of snow on Philadelphia the day of the ceremony, and for a city WITHOUT snow plows, I'm sure you can imagine the mess it was. However, folks came from as far as Chicago, Boston, and Virginia in the worst snow storm in over a decade to see these two fantastic people devote their lives to one another.

One of our FVM site supervisors presided over the mass, and in total, 19 years of FVM were represented at the ceremony. We all had a fantastic time, and couldn't be more happy for Dan and Laura!

Congratulations Dan and Laura from all of us at FVM! We eagerly await the coming of generation #2 of volunteers!