To Be, Rather Than to Seem

The Rose Project Mission Week

Let our charity be a bright and burning light...

-Mother Marie Rose

During the Rose Project Mission Week, students and staff focus on the Gospel mission through service-learning projects and experiences. Being the presence of Christ around Tampa Bay, the states, or abroad, students serve with people and partner organizations who work every day to improve the lives of those who are in poverty and/or marginalized by society. 

In past projects, students have partnered with local organizations such as The Salvation Army, Children’s Cancer Center, Homeless Helping Homeless, and RCMA. Overnight mission trips have included: 

  • Serving the migrant communities in Ruskin, Fla.
  • Repairing homes in the Appalachia regions in West Virginia and North Carolina
  • Meeting the basic needs of migrants in San Juan, Texas
  • Being present to elderly and youth with disabilities in Scranton, Pa.
  • Tutoring and building community in Jonestown, Miss.
  • Tending to children in La Victoria, Dominican Republic

Wherever students serve, they in turn encounter Christ in the other.

The Rose Project Mission Week’s preparation, experience, and post-reflection opens minds and hearts to the needs of others, inviting social analysis and spiritual reflection. It builds community. It reveals untapped gifts and leadership potential in students and connects the AHN community with the charism and mission of the Sisters of the Holy Names through the two feet of love: charity and justice. Service-learning helps develop a life-long commitment toward working for the Common Good.