Mariana Pimiento-Rincon

A single act of love makes the soul return to life.” - Saint Maximilian Kolbe 

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Where I serve

Hi, my name is Mariana and I'm a FOCUS missionary!! God has called me out of New York City to serve college students at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts!! I can't wait to serve alongside my team this year and share the Gospel with our students on campus!

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. I encountered this message in what was seemingly an obscure place to find God, or rather for God to find me: New York City. Encountering Christ in the midst of the busiest city in the world brought me peace, joy, and stillness beyond understanding. Beyond that, it completely shifted the trajectory of my life. I moved to New York City to find fame and ended up finding God. 

Photo: I loved getting to attend FOCUS' yearly conferences with over 10,000 other Catholic college students! 

Photo: Many hours spent together in this spot Catholic Center catching up with friends, having some pretty competitive game nights, talking philosophy, diving into scripture during bible study, and growing closer as a family!!

Encountering FOCUS soon-after my reconversion was the greatest gift the Father gave me in my college career. Here I encountered authentic sisterhood and brotherhood as I had never experienced. By becoming more involved with FOCUS through bible studies, conferences, and discipleship I started to discover more about God's love for his creation and the tenderness with which he cares for every single one of us!! Encountering that as a college student changed everything.

In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world.  By serving as a FOCUS missionary  I have the absolute honor of spreading the ministry of Jesus through encounters and deep friendships with students.

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.

Please feel free to reach me at [email protected] or (205) 914-0732!

May Christ's peace be 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 …