Your One and Only Life Blog

Postgrad Service - It’s Not Always Peachy

June 26, 2015

Stephen Beach, '09, Guest Blogger  

A commitment to service work or volunteerism doesn’t mean you’re signing up for a guaranteed experience where you share your love with people and they love you and life is peachy. In order to make the right choice, a prospective volunteer should really understand the whole picture - including the tough days.

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Devastation in Nepal

April 28, 2015

By Molly Butler '06

On Saturday, April 25, an earthquake devastated Nepal, claiming more than 4000 lives.  There are a number of charities soliciting money to provide aid; here is a list compiled by the University of Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns. 

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Beyond the Comfort Zone

February 16, 2015

By Barney Hale, Guest Blogger

As simple as it sounds...people need to be willing to put themselves into the game, to use the gifts they do have, and then just see where it takes them.

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High Hopes for Haiti

January 19, 2015

By Jeff Remington, Guest Blogger

The Body of Christ is present amidst the abject poverty and strife in Haiti.  Through the compassion of many, there are High Hopes for Haiti. One such story of hope is a collaboration between Palmyra Middle School in Pennsylvania, and two schools in St. Marc, Haiti.  

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Share the Joy

December 15, 2014

By Molly Butler '06

There are many things we cannot control, but how we treat each other is not one of them.  We must be the joy and the love that we seek.  

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Let the Love In

October 8, 2014

By Molly Butler '06 

Sometimes, even the most ardent servants need help.  During these times, it is important to let the love in, and accept the service of others. 

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Using Our Gifts

August 25, 2014

By Molly Butler '06
Small, understated, acts of love- one person at a time, one day at a time really can become a force for good in this world.
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Random Acts of Kindness

July 3, 2014

By Molly Butler '06
Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor ... Read more

Helping Tornado Victims

May 3, 2014

By Molly Butler '06
Last week, tornadoes wreaked havoc on communities across the Southeastern United States. For those of us not directly impacted by this tragedy, we are left wondering how we can help. Read more


Your One and Only Life explores what defines a life of service. Focusing on current events, as well as enduring questions, this blog encourages Notre Dame families and friends to question, serve, and share.

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Note: The views and information contained in these blog entries are not necessarily the views of the University of Notre Dame.