Lucero Manzanares

  “Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.” -St. Th r se of Lisieux 

No pierdas la oportunidad de hacer un peque o sacrificio, aqu con una mirada sonriente, all con una palabra amable; siempre haciendo lo m s m nimo bien y haci ndolo todo por amor.” -Santa Teresita de Lisieux 

Where I serve

YEAR TWO LET S GO!! My name is Lucero Manzanares and I am beyond privileged to serve at Temple University for my second year on mission! 

SEGUNDO A O! Mi nombre es Lucero Manzanares y tengo el enorme privilegio de servir en la Universidad de Temple para mi segundo a o de misi n!   

I am so blessed to serve in the great city of Philadelphia alongside my team: Murphy, Chris, and Alyssa. I also get to collaborate with three other schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia: Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, and West Chester University. 

Soy tan bendecida de poder servir en la gran ciudad de Philadelphia a lado de mi equipo: Murphy, Chris y Alyssa. Tambi n colaboramos con las tres otras escuelas de la Arquidi cesis de Philadelphia: la Universidad de Drexel, la Universidad de Pennsylvania, y la Universidad de West Chester.   

My Story

 It is so hard to believe that I am now starting my second year of being on this beautiful mission. When I first said yes to being a missionary, and even a year ago when I was on my way to my first new staff training, I had no idea what the Lord had in store for me. This year, this mission stretched my heart in ways I never knew were possible but by allowing the Lord s graces to pour into my heart and transform it, I was able to share with the girls at our Newman Center a love that also transformed them. My life has been and continues to be transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to continue bringing this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel.  

As He calls me into another year of mission, I feel an overwhelming amount of gratitude for being able to serve Him, the students at Temple and to grow in more intimacy with Him. I’ve been constantly amazed by the different souls I’ve encountered on campus and will continue to this upcoming year. I am thrilled to see what the Lord has in store for all of this year and everything He will do! 

Es tan dif cil creer que ya estoy empezando mi segundo a o de esta hermosa misi n. Cuando di mi si a ser misionera hace un a o, no tenia ni idea de lo que el Se or ten a en mente para mi. Este a o, esta misi n agrando mi coraz n en maneras que no sabia que eran posibles. Al dejar que las gracias del Se or se derramaran sobre mi coraz n y lo transform , pude compartir con las estudiantes del centro cat lico de Temple un amor que tambi n las transform a ellas. Mi vida fue y continua siendo transformada por Jes s y no quiero nada mas que seguir compartiendo esta alegr a a otros y ense arles el mensaje del Evangelio que cambia vidas. 

 Mientras el Se or me llama a otro a o de esta misi n, siento una gratitud enorme de poder servir al Se or, servir a los estudiantes de Temple, y seguir creciendo en una relaci n ntima con l. Estoy constantemente sorprendida de todas las almas tan diferentes que encontramos este a o y seguiremos encontrando el a o que viene. Estoy tan emocionada de ver todo lo que l va hacer este a o  

Being able to walk with these beautiful women and grow in confidence of our identity as beloved daughters of God has been only one of the many graces I received this year  

Poder caminar con estas hermosas mujeres y crecer en nuestra identidad como hijas amadas de Dios ha sido solo una de muchas bendiciones que recib este a o  

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you!

Cuando le di el s a Jes s, tome la decisi n de confiar plenamente en Dios y en el apoyo espiritual y financiero de mis “Mission Partners” (parejas o padrinos de misi n) para que me ayuden con esta misi n. Por lo cual me gustar a invitarlos a formar parte de esta misi n. Si est n interesados en acompa arme en esta misi n, por favor comun quense conmigo. Ser un honor para m compartir esta misi n con ustedes.     

Please feel free to reach me at// No dude en comunicarse conmigo:  

[email protected] or (630) 649-4295

Pax Tecum!

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