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Recent Themes


"Give it Away" from the words of Boston College's Father Himes as spoken at the Boston College Sesquicentennial Mass celebration in Fenway Park, September 2012. "You never fully grasp the fruits of your education until you give it away to another."

2013-2014  "Do it Anyway" from Mother Teresa's poetry. "The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway."

2012-2013  "Web of Love" from Leo Tolstoy's words, “The means to gain happiness is to throw out from oneself like a spider, in all directions, an adhesive web of love, and to catch in it all that comes.”

2011-2012 - "Ripples of Hope" from Robert F. Kennedy's words, "Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."

2010-2011 – We travel not to arrive at our placements, but to carry the people there with us everywhere we go.

2009-2010 - "Let us not tire of preaching love; it is the force that will overcome the world." from the words of Óscar Romero.

2008-2009 - "Move Your Feet" from an African proverb, "When you pray, move your feet."

2007-2008 - "Revolution of the Heart" from Dorothy Day's words, "The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?"

2006-2007 - "Rise Up" from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s words, "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'"

2005-2006 - "Building a Bridge" from Marianne Williamson's poetry.

2004-2005 - "Be a Flea for Justice" from Marian Wright Edelman's The Measure of Our Success.