Farewell, Mates!

I am back in the States! I arrived home on Saturday night but I still don’t know exactly what time zone I am in! I’m going to pick up where I left off last week first though! Last Wednesday and Thursday were my last days with the uni chaplaincies and I spent those two days…

Seeing God in Toast & Popcorn

Hello! It has been a while since my last post so we are going to have to rewind to last Tuesday, July 30th. I walked into the Religious Education office at Trinity last Tuesday morning and immediately saw a massive amount of cereal and loaves of bread. Sister Mary Helen excitedly told me, “We’re making…

How am I called to Serve?

“As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” 1 Peter 4:10 How beautiful is it that God gives each of us specific and unique gifts that He knows we can use to be at the service of one another? Over the past few weeks in…

Community & Intentionality

Community and intentionality. These are both beautiful things and have each been on my mind this past week here in Sydney but in their own way. My recap of my time here recently will reveal how these words come into play (and for the record “intentionality” is a real word, this blog site doesn’t seem…

Officially Down Under!

Hello from Sydney! I’ve been here for over a week now and time has flown by – very busy but very good! Fair warning that this will be a pretty long post because a lot has happened in a very short time! After going to the convent last Monday night to meet the Sisters, I…

Next Stop: Sydney!

Wow, I can’t believe that’s the reality! I am currently in route from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia to start my Smith Fellowship! There’s been so much buildup to this moment that I am experiencing a rush of emotions right now. To see the months of prayer and preparation that went into my Fellowship start…

Embracing the “Unknown” Down Under!

Hello! My name is Claire Woods and I am a sophomore (soon to be rising junior!) at Providence College studying Accounting. I am beyond excited and blessed to have been awarded the opportunity to spend six weeks in Sydney, Australia this summer serving three different Dominican communities as a Smith Fellow. June 29 cannot come…