(Marie) Gabrielle de la Torre

It is Jesus in fact that you seek when you dream of happiness; he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is he who provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise...
St. John Paul the Great

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Where I serve

This is my second year as a missionary, and I will be serving at University of Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Mississippi! GO EAGLES! Meet my team:

(Left to right): Seth Chauhan, Eleni Phelps, Myself, Autumn and Pat Spethman!

My first year on staff was at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Sic 'em Bears!

My Story

I left the Catholic Church when I was sixteen and was Protestant for three years. By the end of my freshman year of college, I became suicidal. Through the Eucharist, Jesus restored the joy of my salvation, and a willing spirit to sustain me (Psalm 51:12). Now I receive the Church's sacraments every day, that I may love Him and be loved by Him forever.

People are desperate for love and are settling for so much less. I want college students to know the depths of God's love for them. On campus, I invite students into divine intimacy with Jesus, become authentic friends with them and help them share Christ's love to transform the world.

Your Impact

You can join a mission that matters. People are never the same after they encounter the love of God. Be a part of an epic mission to bring souls to Jesus. 

It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be grounded down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.
St. John Paul the Great

We FOCUS missionaries rely on the spiritual and financial support of our mission partners. We work full time so that we are fully available to serve our students. JOIN MY SUPPORT TEAM! If you are interested in getting to know me better and learn about my upcoming mission at Southern Miss, feel free to contact me at:

[email protected] and we will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you!

Below are pictures of me and my Baylor students from this past year! Enjoy!

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 …