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Seth Einterz grew up outside of Indianapolis, where he attended St. Monica's Parish. He ran cross country at Wabash College, where he majored in philosophy. In August, after finishing his year at St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he will matriculate as a student of Georgetown Medical School. 
October 17th, 2012
Whiting, Indiana's annual Pierogi Festival (CNS photo by Karen Callaway, Northwest Indiana Catholic)It was 5 o’clock in the afternoon, and I had spent the last seven hours with three older ladies: Marilyn, Kathy and Irene, who descended from the Irish, Slovak and Polish people respectively. I was learning to make pierogi, which, for the uninitiated, is a Slavic sort of ravioli. At the soup kitchen where I have worked for almost a year, my supervisor Monsignor Joseph Kelly had sent me to his older sister Marilyn that I might learn to cook from her Polish friend, Irene. “Be sure,” he added, “to ask Irene about the trip she took to Ireland.” “They were all Irish like Marilyn,”…
June 12th, 2012
A story of conversion and lessons learned from living in a suffering community
The most beautiful flowers are sometimes those which have been pushed aside or forgotten about. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Yanzer, a Jesuit Volunteer in Portland, Maine.)This year I am a full-time volunteer. I work at a soup kitchen in Scranton, Pennsylvania, as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), a program that allows recent college graduates to live together in spiritual communities and explore the broken spaces of our society. A woman was sitting outside the soup kitchen once. I knew her; she was a regular client, a drug addict, and chronically homeless. She was also educated, with a searching vocabulary, and — a mark of a certain kind of intelligence — a capacity for sarcasm. This time her eye…
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