Service and Social Justice
Catholic Worker House, Iowa City
Red Cross Blood Drive
September 29, 2023, 10 am - 3 pm
February 9, 2024, 10 am - 3 pm
Newman Center - Multipurpose Room
Patron Saint: St. Gianna Molla
St. Gianna was a doctor, wife and mother. Her heroic virtue, genuine holiness of life, selflessness, and quiet joy remind all of us that God entrusts us with a personal vocation. During her last pregnancy, St. Gianna had health problems that impacted her and the baby. St. Gianna chose to continue her pregnancy even though it meant that her life was at risk. She gave her life for her child.
“One cannot love without suffering or suffer without loving.” St. Gianna
Sometimes reaching out to a homeless person you walk or drive by can be intimidating if you aren’t used to doing so. Having resources such as snacks, water bottles, and socks on hand can alleviate some of the awkwardness. With this in mind, the graduate and young professional group helped to purchase and put together bags full of such items for the Newman community to give to homeless individuals they encounter at home, in Iowa City, or anywhere in between!