Arianna Dacanay

Hi! My name's Arianna and I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I am excited to be serving at the University of California - Irvine. Go Anteaters! It is an honor to love and serve the students at UCI to invite them into living fully alive as beloved sons and daughters of God.

Pictured below is my team whom I serve with at UCI! From left to right: Moses, me, Ameerah, and Mike.

My Story

"The most beautiful and stirring adventure that can happen to you is the personal meeting with Jesus, who is the only one who gives real meaning to our lives." - St. Pope John Paul II

I never fully understood the depth of love that the Lord has for me and each person until my time at college. I went to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, where I encountered the Lord in the Eucharist. I attended Indiana University where I was invested in deeply by the FOCUS missionaries who served there. They invited me into living life as a beloved daughter of God. I came to know Jesus as someone who desires to have a personal relationship with me - one of pursuit and goodness. Jesus has shown me a life of abundance and adventure. It is because of His Love that I desire to invite college students to know Him.

I hope to share the truths of the Catholic faith with students, that they may know of the greatest Love. I hope to invite them into a life of abundance with Jesus Christ, and love them well so that they believe they are known and loved deeply by the Lord.

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 in this mission, 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. God Bless!

Know, Love and Serve God

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

Build Virtuous Friendships

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

Teach Others to Share Christ

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