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Julia Blanchard

A graduate of John Carroll University, I studied English, Catholic Studies, and issues of social justice. I am currently in a year-long volunteer program at Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where I serve as a college counselor for students from under-resourced backgrounds. I love reading and writing and hearing stories, especially when those stories have the ability to open our hearts to the experiences of other people.

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These Stories Matter

For the past few weeks, I have been struggling to come up with the right thing to say about Tamir Rice, Eric …


The Joy of The Servant Song

During my senior year of college, we sang “The Servant Song” at every Thursday 5:05pm Mass. So it was very special to …

Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland, Ohio

Stealing Moments

Dress after dress after dress. Purples and blues and long and short and satin and tulle. When I was in high school, …


How To Describe a Mission Trip

[Editor’s Note: I’m delighted to introduce our newest contributor to the blog, Julia Blanchard. A native of Twinsburg, Ohio, Julia recently completed …