Claire O'Gorman

"Take heart, then: let us work, suffer, pray, and become saints, for this is the one thing necessary." -- St. Josephine Bahkita

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Where I serve

I serve at the University of South Carolina! 

I am honored to be a part of the 1st FOCUS team ever to be sent to the University of South Carolina for my 3rd year on staff!  My team and I are excited to get to campus to help raise up the next generation of leaders to take part in our call to evangelize the world!

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, getting good grades, having a job, and parties. Though these were not bad things, I knew that I was missing something. One night, during my junior year, I became aware of how unfulfilled I was. I noticed that none of things that I thought would satisfy me actually did. During this moment, I heard Jesus speak into my heart and saying, "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 come through him. I knew my life was about to change forever.

Choosing to follow Jesus Christ hasn't been easy at times, but the Lord is merciful and has given me an abundance of graces.  He has transformed sorrows into joy and is continuously calling me deeper into holiness.  I could not be happier serving God as a FOCUS missionary!

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 USC 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 …