Madeline Fric

"Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure." -St. John Paul II

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Where I serve

Jesus Christ is taking me on a grand adventure as I leave the South for Atchison, Kansas to serve students at Benedictine College! Go Ravens : )

My Story

From a young age, Jesus made His presence known to me in small ways. Looking back, I know He was always carrying me through my life and constantly preparing for the next adventure.  I was raised in the beautiful city of Greenville, SC. It was here I found my faith in my Catholic school and my friends.  When I went to college I was met with the decision to continue to persist and grow in the Catholic faith or simply stop. I chose to persist and received a beautiful relationship with Christ. I thank God for the people He placed in my life through my college years who invited me to go deeper into my faith. These people included friends, professors, and FOCUS missionaries. Without those invitations, my life would look radically different. Each small “yes” I made over the last four years to prayer, reading scripture, and the sacraments have helped me to encounter Christ’s love in a profound way. And His love has changed everything. 

“The primary reason for evangelizing is the love of Jesus which we have received… what kind of love would not feel the need to speak of the beloved, to point him out, to make him known?” -Evangelii Gaudium 264

This summer, God gave me one of the biggest surprises: He asked me to be a missionary on college campuses to help others encounter His love.  And I realized I wanted nothing more than to abandon the life I thought I would have to serve on mission and share Christ’s love for college students.  As a missionary, my greatest desire is for college students to live in the freedom and joy that comes with encountering the love of Jesus Christ.  As Fr. Pedro Arupe says, “Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way.” I desire young college women to come to know the depth of God’s love for them so their lives can forever be transformed. 

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. I cannot do this alone!

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 …