Lasallian Volunteers 2005-2006

Lord, The Work is Yours...

Wednesday, November 30, 2005


I hope everyone had an awesome thanksgiving. I really enjoyed hanging out with my little cousins in Indy! Let's see some of those pics posted!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A Little Bit of Humor

A friend of mine posted this link and I thought I would pass it along. You should check it out.

Awesome website...

Hey everyone! I just wanted to pass on this website a friend told me about. Its an online Catholic magazine for "spritual seekers in their 20s and 30s." They a lot of great articles and blogs dealing with issues we face in our daily lives. Well I hope everyone likes it.


Monday, November 28, 2005

Half Moon Bay Trip!

Hey everybody! I hope everyone's Thanksgiving went well! Ours sure did. There was only six of us, but for some reason we felt the need to make enough food for 20. I made an 18 lb turkey, my first infact, which to my surprise was very delicious even though it was done 2 hours early. Opps!

Well on Saturday Bridget and I went to Half Moon Bay to see some family friends of hers and well the weather was lovely. I just thought everyone could do with some beautiful pictures of the Ocean. It no longer is warm and sunny so don't get upset. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

In Thanksgiving...

A Prayer of Thanksgiving
Father of the Ages,
Thank You
for providing everything we need.
Thank You
for grandparentswho prayed for us before we were born
as we pray for the grandchildren of our grandchildren.
Thank You for teaching us to love
by loving us,
for all the love You give and we share.
Thank You for surrounding us with the miracle of Your creation,
for the heavansand the sparrows.
Thank You for laughter and others to laugh with,
for service and others to serve with.
Thank You for
hands to work
and hands to hold,
holidays and beauty,
books and music,
My my, we are so blessed.
Thank you for being here,
Glory to Your name!
Thank You for who You are.

I wish you all a spiritually and socially rich holiday. Laugh often with those around you and enjoy all aspects of each moment that comes your way today. Many thanks to all of you who are a part of my life. I appreciate each of you!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

happy thanksgiving

Nothing says New York Thanksgiving like frog legs...

The Goblet of Fire ROCKS!

Okay so if you haven't seen it yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. We took some of the kids today from the Center to see it and well I have to say it was awesome! It was so cute to see how excited the kids were before and after the movie. And well, I know I will be seeing it again. Its worth the ten bucks or so theaters charge. Well take care and God Bless!


P.s. Anyone who seen it~ Do you have a favorite part? Mine was the battle between Harry and Voldemort.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Treat After Retreating

For all of those unaware, the following Monday after the retreat is MLK Day. Thankfully, in recognition of that great man and all his works, we have the day off. (If you do not, :( take the day off!) The LV tradition is to stick around in NYC that Sunday night and return on Monday to your site. So, what I am saying is this:

When you make your arrangements, make it so you leave on Monday! That is, of course, only if you would like to hang out in NYC for a night with all the other wonderful Lasallian Volunteers. If not, I completely understand. (Maybe not completely but whatever!)

So stick around on Sunday night!

peace and all that!


City Raking Part deux

These are the san miguel kids raking. Tulsa style!

City Raking

Fall is upon us, and in the northeast that means the leaves are falling and it's time to grab your rakes. So Br. Bill, Elisa, and me did. And let me tell you I learned that raking in New York City is quite different than in suburbia primarily for two reasons.

1. In the Bronx, it's all about raking pavement. And let me tell you, it's much easier!
2. With our recent rat exterminations, there is a risk of raking up dead rats. Br. Bill said to me, "Be careful of those rats, Clare". I asked him if he actually wanted my help. But his advice couldn't have come too soon. Elisa raked a dead rat. Bill put it in the leaf bag. I insisted we start a new bag. Haha so gross! :)

Have a good day guys!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Prayers needed

Hi all,
Please keep my Brother, Lars, in your prayers (Br. Lawrence). He went in for heart surgery yesterday. It was successful and he is now in recovery. He will be out of work at San Miguel for at least a month, which I know is killing him. I know that with all of our prayers, he will continue to heal and come back to us soon. Thanks!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Arkansas Thoughts

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

More Halloween

Jolleen as Dan, Kathy as Caprice, Kristen as Alberto
Alberto and Kristen as him.

Halloween Paaaaaaaaaartay!

The Chicago LV"s celebrated Halloween at our friend Dan's apartment, some of us were in style, some of us, well, you decide...
Jorge as the "Creepy Flasher Man."
Brendan as the Doctor, only by this point, he was the passed out Doctor, tongue hanging all out. Thatta boy Brendan!
Kristen as Alberto, Alberto as (a black tushed patient?), and I as Dan. Ummm, can everyone see Alberto's face in the mirror? Crazy. Of course he would enjoy that!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Pictures from San Francisco

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend. Jennifer, great pictures from the NYC Marathon. It looks like it was a good time. Here are some pictures from my visit to De Marillac to visit Lisa and Melissa.


Some final pictures from the marathon. As I said before, after a couple hours at mile 16 we moved over to Central Park to watch part of mile 25.
The runners just leaving Central Park and heading down to Columbus Circle, were they will head back into the park.
Clare and Elisa really getting into their cheering. Jonathon said it almost looked as if they were at a protest rally.
One runner is extremely happy that she only has one more mile to go.
The swarm of runners in Central Park. 37,000 people registered to run the marathon.

Marathon 2

Here are some more pictures from the Marathon.

Clare and Elisa cheering on the runners.

They are moving so fast it almost looks as if they're floating.

We got a couple smiles and even a peace sign (below) from some of the runners.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

NYC Marathon

Clare, Elisa, and I went this morning to watch part of the NYC Marathon. We first went to about mile 16 of the race. The lead runners had been running for about an hour and a half at that time. It was really incredible seeing them go by. After a couple hours we headed over to Central Park and saw some of the same runners at mile 25 of the 26.2 mile race. Since a number of the "slower" runners had their names on their shirts or arms, we started yelling their names out and cheering for them in particular. It was a lot of fun. We saw a lot of interesting running outfits as well. One guy was dressed as Wonder Woman. There were also a number of Vikings and even a person in a cow suit. It was incredible how all of them did, I don't know if I could ever have the energy to run that far.

The lead men came by so fast it was hard to get a good picture of them. They average less than 5 minute miles.

The lead women were also incredibly amazing!

Some of the entourage that came in front of the lead runners.

The cute follow me car.

Thursday, November 03, 2005


wow. if i must say so, alisa went kind of blog-slap-happy. but i applaud her fervor in being inclusive with the pictures. and now here is my picture from this past week...
a belated happy birthday to ms. macksey! here is a picture of my brothers, charlie and lars, with her on the eve of her day. birthdays do not go without notice at miguel house...

Freeport: DLS and MDP

Here are pictures from my visit to Martin de Porres and the De La Salle School. I think I have filled the quota of number of blogs in one day. Enjoy the pictures......

Pictures from Comer Campus

Now for the ladies.....

Chciago Pictures...

Now that I have figured out how to get pictures on here and post things, you can no longer say that the staff just reads the blogs. Here are more pictures from my visit to the San Miguel Schools in Chicago. ....