Quinlan D'Andrea

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

Where I serve

Hey there! I am a third year missionary at Belmont Abbey College outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. You’ll most likely find me out on campus with the students, playing my banjo next to campus ministry, or in the library reading the writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas…Preparing for bible study that is

My Story

I like many other missionaries, did not have an initial conversion because of FOCUS. Rather I had my reversion/conversion in 9th grade where I encountered the person of Jesus Christ at my local parish in Vergennes, Vermont. Over the course of high school, I grew in love for the Catholic faith, especially the the Catholic intellectual tradition. After high school I entered college seminary at Our Lady of Providence Seminary and Providence College in Rhode Island. I then spent two years of excellent formation where I made the best friends a guy can have. During my time there I developed a great love for the Sacred Liturgy of the Roman Rite of the Church, especially in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. There I learned how to pray and study philosophy, theology, and the Liturgy. Although it was amazing, God called me away. After that I spent a semester in Fall of 2018 back home in Vermont and went to the Catholic Center at the University of Vermont. There I met the FOCUS missionaries and became good friends with the male missionaries. Over the course of that semester I began to be drawn to FOCUS. Following SEEK 2019, I was convinced I wanted to become a FOCUS missionary. After SEEK I transferred to Ave Maria University where I spent that year discerning whether FOCUS was right for me. After joining Digital Campus and leading a bible study I was still convinced. I applied, I was accepted! I’m now on my way back to Belmont Abbey College for my second year on mission. I’m also engaged to be married to my love and best friend Bailey, in November!

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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