Welcoming the Stranger

The author of this blog post, Elizabeth Coyle, is a new member of Lydia’s House.  She serves as a resident volunteer and has committed to long-term partnership with Meridith and Mary Ellen to sustain life at Lydia’s.  She comes to us from the University of San Diego, where she served as a campus minister for the past 3 years.  Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, she is a Xavier alum and is happy to be back in Norwood after many years away.  In my three short weeks at Lydia’s House, I have been the recipient of generous hospitality in profound ways.  I came