Ciara Shannon

Hey! My name's Ciara. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students. You'll typically find me hanging out at the university cafe, the Newman Center, or high-fiving people around campus. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I'd love to share it with you. :)

My Story

I thought for a long time being a missionary meant being a “perfect Catholic”. After going on a FOCUS mission trip the Lord showed me that being a missionary and being a daughter of Christ wasn’t about being perfect, it’s about allowing Jesus to continually conform my heart to His and inviting others to be part of that journey so that Jesus can transform their hearts too. In being called to say "yes" to becoming a FOCUS missionary, I get the opportunity to facilitate those encounters for other students so that they may see the love and joy they are truly made for as Jesus transforms their hearts.

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.

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 …