Patrick Towles

Every Christian is called to become a strong athlete of Christ, that is, a faithful and courageous witness to his Gospel.  But to succeed in this, he must persevere in prayer, be trained in virtue and follow the divine Master in everything. – Saint John Paul II

Where I serve

The Lord has called me to serve male athletes at The Ohio State University. I am so honored to be on the first FOCUS team at one of the largest Universities in the country. On a college campus, there might not be a place that needs Jesus Christ and his Church more than a locker room. I truly believe that I have the greatest job in the world.

My Story

As a Varsity Catholic Missionary, my greatest desire is to first be a Saint, and then help men becomes Saints, by facilitating an encounter between them and the person of Jesus Christ. Christ has radically changed my life and I want nothing more than to share the good news of the Gospel with others. In His ministry on Earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I’ve been constantly amazed by the different souls I’ve encountered on campus.

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. The most important thing that you can do to help support this mission is to pray. Pray for me, and pray for the men that Christ will encounter at Troy. If you are interested in partnering with me financially, 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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