Mary Screws

Hey! My name is Mary Wilson, and I am a second-year missionary!

“Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away and gives you everything.”

Pope Benedict XVI

Where I serve

God has called me to serve at Duke University for my second year on mission with FOCUS!

My Story

There is one thing that I am sure of: Jesus Christ is endlessly pursuing you and me at every moment of every day. In my time as a student at Vanderbilt University, I encountered this truth in a new and radical way. Before, faith felt like an obligation in my life to be completed each week. I was truly shocked by students living freely and joyfully as Catholics on campus. Through both their friendship and the gift of the Eucharist, Jesus gently revealed Himself to me. His love is so much more than a set of rules. His love is personal. As a missionary, I want to bring this message to students on college campuses by loving them amidst the challenges of college and accompanying them in their walk towards our Heavenly Father.

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Here are two of my dearest friends from VanderbiltBrooke and Kateat SEEK23 in St. Louis, MO! They have both impacted me profoundly. Their friendship is a testament to God’s love in my life. 

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This is my team at Duke University for the 2024-25 school year! Please pray for us as we meet students from all walks of life and share the life-giving message of the Gospel.

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 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! You can email me at [email protected].

Find other missionaries

FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
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Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

FOCUS Find A Missionary Build Virtuous Friendships Together

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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