By Katherine T. on what her first months as a member of the Students’ Heart’s Home in Spokane have been like so far:
Now that midterms are over, this is an excellent time for me to reflect on my first few months at Heart’s Home St. Ignatius. I do not know if I came in with any specific expectations, but living here and participating in our mission with the rest of the community has been a great blessing. This past month, I have been reminded in various ways of the fact that I am the newest and youngest sister of community by far. However, my friends have already become our friends, and everyone else’s friends have become mine, and I love to be able to invite people that I know or meet to our meal times and prayer times, so that they can share with us here at Heart’s Home.
I am still learning little by little what it really means for me to participate in the mission of Heart’s Home. The most exciting part is the focus on prayer—being able to pray in our chapel whenever I want, and share in community prayer with the rest of my community and with all of our friends. I also really enjoy being able to share our meals with our friends; I love to cook, and it is exciting to be able to share what I have helped create with others. A few weeks ago, my twin sister surprised me by coming to our home for our Sunday brunch, and she helped me with the preparations. It is such a blessing to be able to share our home with others in this way.