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Personal Experience: My Journey At Saint Vincent College

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As I departed Saint Vincent College on May 5th, 2016, en route to my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, a bittersweet feeling encompassed me. I had just finished my freshman year on a strong note, attaining high grades and participating in a plenitude of clubs and activities. Moreover, I bonded well with my roommates, Thomas Fitzsimmons and Michael Sterling (yes, I was in the famous triple), and I met an incredible group of friends who support each other to this day. At the same time, I was ready to be home with my family and enjoy the summer break. Little did I know, however, that my time away from school would drastically impact my life and push me to reconsider my future. During my senior year of high school, I volunteered at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio for a service project. Regina is a nursing home for retired clergy, religious, and lay people in the Diocese of Cleveland. Because of the positive experience I had while volunteering in high school, I decided to return to Regina at the beginning of my summer break. To my surprise, the secretary informed me about a job opportunity in Nursing – dining room host. The position was created in order to improve the quality of life…show more content…
I find the Benedictine hallmarks to be of significant importance, especially those of hospitality and community. Both values call for a greater awareness of the dignity of others, namely that every individual is our brother and sister made in the image and likeness of God. I have experienced Benedictine hospitality and community through participating in Campus Ministry service events and attending Vespers with the monks. Everyone is welcomed, regardless of personal differences, and the inherent worth of each individual is
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