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Jose Lopez
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Street Retreat Wrap Up and Q&A
I wrote this the morning we ended the retreat: I am called to be present; to meet, see, hear, and be my brothers and sisters on the streets.  The first step to this is acknowledging everyone's human dignity. This is tough because I too was raised to have ju...
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1 Week on the Streets - April 30th
Last day on the streets. The majority of us decided to put some of the money we had left, that we made all week, to eat breakfast.  After breakfast I decided to go to the SF Interfaith Council meeting that was being held at St. Mary's Cathedral.  The theme ...
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1 Week on the Streets - April 29th
Wednesday... it's finally Wednesday!... Wednesday... It's only Wednesday?...  Wednessssssdaaayyyy Wednesday was tough.  The minutes were starting to turn into hours.  The hours were starting to turn into days.  And the days were starting to turn into weeks....
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1 Week on the Streets - April 28th
I woke up and hurried to Gubbio.  Once I made it to the church I started walking up and down the isles to look for an empty pew.  I found one right in the middle of the church.  I laid my sleeping bag down along the pew for some comfort.  I used one of my b...
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1 Week on the Streets - April 27th
April 27th TGIM!  Monday morning I woke up at 5:45 am.  Words cannot describe how excited I was to wake up and head on over to The Gubbio Project.  Finally I was going to be able to "sleep in" and get some rest indoors.  I carried my sleeping bag over my sh...
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1 Week on the Streets - April 26th
I slept through the whole night.  I would force myself to wake up during the night to make sure I still had all my things and check my surroundings but I could only keep my eyes open for a couple of seconds.  The first couple of days I was scared so I could...
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1 Week on the Streets - April 25th
April 25th 6:00 am.  I woke up freezing and soaking wet.  I tried not to move so my cold wet clothes didn't rub against me.  Then all of a sudden I hear Rebekah yelling "Hey! Hey! Stop! Stop!".  I jumped to my feet to see what is going on.  Turns out the gu...
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1 Week on the Streets - April 24th
April 24th I started the morning of the first day easy.  Wasn't feeling nervous at all.  I was actually feeling quite confident and ready to start.  I met up with the rest of the group, the Faithful Fools, and we did a little opening ceremony.  The second w...
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Can I Tell You Something?
I recently had the opportunity to hear Fr. Greg Boyle, founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries, give a speech.  Fr. Greg shared many stories and experiences that reminded me of what I have seen at The Gubbio Project.  There was something about ...
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This is why I do it.
People have always asked me why I do the things I do; regarding my community service and social justice life.  When I was a student and my service commitments weren't as extreme, I feel like people were just simply curious.  And my answers were never really...
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