Introducing the 2018-2019 Precious Blood Volunteers: Lina Guerrero

2018-2019 Precious Blood Volunteer Lina Guerrero

Lina will serve at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR) in Chicago, Illinois and will live with Dayton Precious Blood Sisters in the Bridgeport neighborhood. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas then graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland with degrees in international studies and Spanish. She spent the last year serving as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in western Missouri with the Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund. She has committed to serving as a Precious Blood Volunteer for a full year.

  • Why do you want to volunteer?

“After being a Jesuit Volunteer this past year, I felt a call to do another year of service because I felt like I wasn’t ‘done’ yet. There is still so much work to be done, systems to tackle, and things to learn about people for me to not try to volunteer again.”

  • Why do you want to volunteer with Precious Blood Volunteers?

“After meeting, living with, and attending a parish with Precious Blood priests, I truly enjoyed and was spiritually nourished by their examples, ministries, and spirituality. I also have had a Precious Blood priest as my spiritual director this past year, which also allowed me to discern my desire to continue volunteering as well as working with the Precious Blood Community. Also, us Jesuit Volunteers spent a lot of time with the Kansas City Precious Blood volunteers over the past year, with some of our placements overlapping with theirs. So in short, all things Precious Blood were of great support to me and my fellow Jesuit Volunteers during our JV year in Kansas City. ”

  • What are you looking forward to about your volunteer experience?

“Being able to continue serving in many ways that I did as a Jesuit Volunteer, but also have the ability to learn, serve, and grow in ways that I didn’t during my JV year. Just the fact that this experience will be very different from my previous volunteer experience is exciting for me.”

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

We join in celebrating International Women’s Day by sharing reflections from current Precious Blood Volunteers and alumnae. Enjoy!

Precious Blood Volunteers alumna, Lina Guerrero, with Sister Donna at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago

Allison Spraul, a current Precious Blood Volunteer, sharing her reasons for serving

To learn more about serving as a Precious Blood Volunteer go to our website www.preciousbloodvolunteers.org

Tapping the Wine Cellar-August 6, 2020

Please join Fr. Keith, Vicky, Tim, and guest former Precious Blood Volunteer Lina Guerrero for this recording of August 6th’s Tapping the Wine Cellar! We hope you can take some time to explore the coming Sunday’s readings using this video as a jumping-off...

Volunteers April 2020 Events

This last week, on April 7, we had our first Facebook Live event with alumnus Steven Dougherty talking about his work at Shalom Community Center in Bloomington, Indiana. You can see the video on the Precious Blood Volunteers Facebook page.

This coming week we’re planning on hosting two different Facebook Live events. The first event is our second feature of a former Precious Blood Volunteer. We will be talking with alumna Lina Guerrero talking about her work at St. James Food Pantry in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, April 14, at 4 pm (Central Time). You can see it at https://www.facebook.com/events/254814615555755/.

On Thursday evening at 8 pm (Central Time) we’ll have an “Ask Us Anything” with current volunteers Keven and Caitlin. You can join in at https://www.facebook.com/events/1127254390960035/. This is a great time for anyone interest in a year of service to hear from our current volunteers what it is like to serve as a Precious Blood Volunteer.

2019 Precious Blood Assembly Recap

It was a packed four days in Kansas City. Close to 200 people participated in the various prayer services, discussions, and celebrations during the 2019 Kansas City Province Assembly. During our opening prayer service, we remembered those in our community who have...