Unlearning Racism: A Volunteer’s Journey

2018-05-10T14:33:40+00:00 May 1st, 2018|The New Wine Press, Volunteers|

by Leah Landry, Precious Blood Volunteer Most white people do not want to talk about race. In fact, I feel uncomfortable typing this article right now. I am so scared of saying something wrong or implying something hurtful so it would be easier to stay silent. But after Chicago Regional Organizing for Anti-Racism’s training (C-ROAR), [...]

Liberty and Justice for All

2018-04-10T11:10:35+00:00 April 1st, 2018|The New Wine Press, Volunteers|

Precious Blood Volunteers Martin Echtler, Lota Ofodile, and Alia Sisson with Tim Deveney by Alia Sisson, Precious Blood Volunteer “I practice the 'highest' law in the 'highest' court, the law of charity in the court of heaven.” – Sr. Nirmala Joshi As I gear up for the biggest test of my life, the [...]

Strong, Unified, and Here to Stay

2018-05-11T09:35:34+00:00 March 1st, 2018|PBMR, The New Wine Press, Volunteers|

by Leah Landry, current Precious Blood Volunteer The women of PBMR. Not a phrase you hear often at a Center started by four priests as a safe haven for young men. But over the past few years, the women in the neighborhood have become vital members of the PBMR community. On Saturday, February 3, these [...]

God Chose You, Remember That!

2018-05-22T14:55:13+00:00 March 1st, 2018|The New Wine Press, Volunteers|

Precious Blood Volunteers' Orientation, July 2017, Leah Landry, John Lee, Hector Avitia, and Lota Ofodile by Lota Ofodile, current Precious Blood Volunteer There’s an old story that has been circulating in my family for years now, since I was born—the tale of how I got my name. Legend has it that my grandfather [...]