Quinlan D'Andrea

“Every man carries within his heart and blueprint of the One he loves”  -Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Where I serve

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My team and I on campus at Belmont Abbey

Hey there! I am a fourth year missionary at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina. I have been here at the Abbey for my entire time with FOCUS, and my wife, Bailey, and I were married on November 26, 2022, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Charlotte. The roots we have established here in Belmont these past few years have born much fruit in our mission to make Jesus Christ known among the students and our friends. All glory to God!

My Story

 

I had a reversion to the faith in 9th grade where I encountered the person of Jesus Christ at my local parish in Vergennes, Vermont. Throughout high school, I fell in love with the Catholic faith and intellectual tradition.

After high school, I spent two years at college seminary at Our Lady of Providence Seminary and Providence College in Rhode Island. It was there that I developed a great love for the Sacred Liturgy, especially in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. I learned how to pray and study philosophy, theology, and the Liturgy.

Although it was amazing, God called me away. I then spent a semester in Fall of 2018 back home in Vermont to seek the Lord’s call on my life. I spent quite a bit of time at the Catholic Center at the University of Vermont, where I met and developed deep friendships with the FOCUS missionaries. I was deeply drawn to the joy and the Holy Spirit manifest in them. At SEEK 2019, I realized that the reason for this was because the missionaries and mission of FOCUS are authentic to Jesus’ great commission to the apostles. The Lord set on my heart the call to follow suit and become a FOCUS missionary myself.

I’m now on my way back to Belmont Abbey College for my fifth year on mission and as the team director, this time with my beautiful wife, Bailey and our baby boy Luke Fulton. Please pray for us as we endeavor to expand our family and share our life with our students on mission and share the Gospel one student at a time!

Your Impact

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The men involved with FOCUS at Belmont Abbey we walk with at SEEK 23 in St Louis, MO

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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