Service is at the heart of the Mother Teresa Project. It was Mother Teresa’s work among the poorest of the poor which drew the world to her, and it is that spirit in which we wish to imitate. If you are a student at Ave Maria University and you wish to serve with the Missionaries of Charity this summer, please look at the opportunities we have for the summer of 2018 listed below! We have trips that are domestic and abroad. If you see an opportunity that you are interested in, please come to the Student Union February 27, 28, and March 1 for more information during lunch and dinner.
We are so proud of the service that our students did in the 2018-2019 academic year. As a school we registered over 5,500 hours!
Upcoming Summer Mission Trips in the United States:
Working with the sisters over the summer involves a particular dedication to children. In Chicago the day starts with mass and service at the soup kitchen, followed by summer camp. Children gather around the sisters and spend the evening playing basketball, doing arts and crafts, and attending a catechism class. The time the children spend with the sisters fills them with joy. It is a blessing to be a part of it and serve as witness of God’s love for all of his children, from the homeless in the soup kitchen to the kids in inner-city areas.
The day begins with mass with the sisters. We then spend the day caring for Burmese immigrants. You will be asked to do any number of things including playing with the children, preparing food, mopping, leading music time or arts and crafts. Two days a week you will help the sisters take the children on an outing in the city. At the end of the day there is holy hour and dinner with the sisters.
While working in Pacifica you will be staying with the sisters in San Francisco. We help the sisters provide for unwed expectant mothers, help care for the kids at their summer camps, and worked in a soup kitchen. Additionally we spent time in the Pacifica house for men dying of AIDS. This trip provides an array of service opportunities.
Time is spent working with HIV patients, developmentally disabled people, and elderly. Additionally we will be helping the sisters with their children’s summer camp.
Baton Rouge, LA (New!)
In Louisiana, we will be helping the sisters with their Summer Camp for the impoverished children of the area.
Upcoming International Summer Mission Trips:
In the Dominican Republic (Mata De Palma and Mata de Farfan)
This is a beautiful opportunity for students to serve the severely impoverished. In the mornings we do a Summer Camp for kids from poor villages. We play with them, do arts and crafts and feed them nourishing meals. In the afternoon, we return with the sisters and help care for the malnourished babies in the home for Haitians.
New Mission Trips abroad:
Students will be working in a Soup Kitchen and Women’s Shelter.
We are in need of students to help with the Sister’s Summer Camp for children.
Students are needed to help with a Summer Camp for children.