Claire O'Gorman

Welcome! My name is Claire.  I'm 24 years old & I'd love to tell you more about missionary life over a DQ Blizzard. Take a look at my story and how FOCUS has impacted my life!

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Where I serve

I serve at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana! 

I love crawfish and cajun culture, but I love that I get to bring Jesus Christ and the Gospel to college students, share the richness of the Catholic faith with them, and invite them into the adventure that is Jesus' mission of "making disciples of all nations"!  I cannot wait to walk along side of the students of McNeese and help them in their journey to a more intimate relationship with the Lord.  I believe that every student deserves a chance to know what true happiness and joy look like and where it is achieved- in Jesus Christ.

My Story

I have been Catholic my entire life, but it was not until high school that I made the the radical decision to start pursuing a relationship with the Lord.  Having built up a solid foundation of the Catholic faith and having a blossoming relationship with Christ, I figured that college would be a breeze.

I quickly learned that this would not be the case. I was involved at St. Isidores (the Catholic student center at Kansas State), I went to mass multiple times a week and led a bible study but I found myself seeking happiness through the things of this world. For me, it looked like having a lot of friends, having a high GPA, having a job, and parties. Through all of the noise and distractions, I knew Jesus was always knocking on the door to my heart waiting for me to open myself up to him. One night, during my junior year, I became aware of how empty I was. I noticed that none of things that I thought would satisfy me actually did. During this moment, Christ spoke into my heart telling me that, "Claire, you deserve more and you are made for so much more than what the world can give you". I knew He was right. I knew that I was made for something better and that the fulfillment that I was wanting could only be attained through Christ.

Since that night, I can honestly say that I have had the most wonderful adventure with Christ. At times it hasn't been easy, but the Lord is merciful and has given me an abundance of graces. He even surprised me a little bit by calling me to be a FOCUS missionary. I could not be happier serving God in this way. I could not be happier getting to walk along side college students grow to love and serve the Lord. And I could not be happier to #geaux and bring the heart of Jesus Christ to those around me.

Your Impact

You play a vital role in this mission!  Without your spiritual and financial support, I would not be able to serve on campus.  Through your support, you and I are able to bring Jesus Christ to the students at McNeese and to the world.  Please consider joining me on mission and helping me transform the world for Jesus Christ! 

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 …