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The busiest season at Duchesne House is usually the time from February through July and 2016 was no exception. We hosted a return visit from an international volunteer Fabiola from Austria who came both to enjoy the city and do more service. After Mardi Gras (when no volunteers are accepted) we hosted in rapid succession: Stuart Hall/Convent of the Sacred Heart from San Francisco CA, a repeat visit from the University of Michigan doing an alternative Spring Break, South Illinois University at Edwardsville – for the first time and the University of San Diego.

After Easter we welcomed Convent of the Sacred Heart 91st St. New York City, LaSalle Providence RI, the University of Dayton, Ohio, Georgetown Prep, MD, Gonzaga High School, Washington DC, Rebuild NOLA 2016 a Sacred Heart Network of Schools project and St. Ignatius Prep, San Francisco, CA.

At the end of the summer we had a staff change when Shelley Lawrence RSCJ moved across town to work with ESL students. Bonnie Kearney RSCJ took her place as resident staff at Duchesne House.