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Service at Aquinas House

Service at Aquinas House

By: Merissa Newton, Campus Minister

Service is integral to living a rich Christian life.  In Blessed Theresa of Calcutta’s words:

“The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love,   the fruit of love is service, and the fruit of service is peace”

One of our most recent service events here at Aquinas House was a Thanksgiving food drive for the Upper Valley Haven in nearby White River Junction, VT.  Headed up by Dartmouth students, eight large boxes full of food items were donated.  In response Nancy Chase, the resource coordinator of the Haven, thanked our students:

“We are so appreciative and pleased with what you brought us.  It is putting us over the top and now we have enough to give everyone the fixings with their turkey.  What a blessing!”

In the light of Jesus’ words “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me”(Matt. 25:40), we sincerely commend and thank our students for reaching out to others in God’s love.  To learn more about, and to help strengthen various service opportunities here at Aquinas House, we encourage interested students to contact Merissa Newton at Merissa.A.Newton@dartmouth.edu.

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