Tag Archive | Annunciation House

Anger and Tears at Injustice: The Death and Remembrance of Juan Patricio, A Former Annunciation House Guest

“May God bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that we may work for economic justice for all people. May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, hunger, homelessness and rejection, so that we may reach out our hand to comfort them and turn […]

Does God Really Want Some People to Be in Poverty?

“God made some people poor and others not so that those who are not have the opportunity to be able to help others.” This quote, said by one of the Social Security guests, made me freeze in place when I heard it a few days ago (and okay, so I did not write it down […]

My Big Wonderful Vides Family

My last blog post I talked about the hardest event and week so far at Annunciation House. Since then I have been working to concentrate on the things that bring me joy of living in this house, particularly by concentrating on the ways in which we build a family here, rather than simply run a […]

Asking Guests to Move On: The Hardest Part of My Job

When I decided to return to Annunciation House, I made this decision for many reasons. One of the main reasons was that I felt like I had found an organization with an amazing mission and way of running the house, and I felt like I could contribute to that mission.  Part of this included a […]

How Annunciation House Began: Ordinary People Being Willing to Follow a “Crazy” Calling

Last weekend the Board of Directors of Annunciation House had their big meeting of the year. Normally, this would probably not be something that would be particularly interesting or exciting for the everyday staff of a non-profit. But there is very little that is “normal” about Annunciation House. A big difference: everyone on the board […]

Happy, Funny, and Life-Filled Moments from My New Home

I know that I have a tendency to love to criticize things that I believe need to be changed, while downplaying the importance of those happy little moments in life that make me feel at home at Casa Vides. Therefore, I am going to try to make a concerted effort to at least once a […]

The Neutral Observer Becomes an Actor

I remember my freshman year of college when I did not know that there had been military dictatorships in Latin America. And was still too innocent to comprehend the idea of what desaparecidos were (for those who don’t know, this means the disappeared, something that has happened to hundreds of thousands of Latin American people […]