Marin O'Brien

For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Romans 11:36

Where I serve

I am currently a 3rd year serving at Seton Hall University in New Jersey! I served my first year at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. 

My Story

I am a cradle Catholic and have always been in love with the Catholic Faith. It has always been so important to me to center myself around my faith. Unfortunately, while in college, I lost my identity as a daughter of God and tried to find it in literally anything except Jesus. I had become (incorrectly) convinced that I had gone too far for Him to forgive me and love me again. Everything changed my Junior year when FOCUS came to my school and I was introduced to my missionary, Ashley. She loved me so beautifully where I was and it was this love that made it impossible for her to allow my to continue to walk the path I was. She invited me to bible study, encouraged me to come back to Mass, and then forced me (I would love to tell this story to you) to go to SEEK 2019. That conference changed my life. I went to confession for the first time in 2 years, truly encountered Jesus in the Eucharist, and realized how much I was loved by The Father. Ever since then, I have been on a journey to become more and more united with God. It has had its ups and downs as all adventures do, but it has been the most beautiful journey of my life and I am truly grateful for Ashley and FOCUS’s impact. I am now blessed with the opportunity to walk with other women in their faith journeys to find their identity in Christ at Seton Hall! I am continuously in awe at the way He loves us and finds ways to encounter us through each other. Please reach out to me – I would love to tell you more about my journey to heaven!

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.

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