Nora Finnegan

"Let us love, since that is all our hearts were made for." 

St. Therese of Lisieux

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Where I serve

I am so excited to serve at the University of Southern California for the 2019-2020 school year, fight on! 

My Story

I was very blessed to grow up in a faithful household and have transformative experience during my preparation for confirmation in high school. However, I never truly knew what it meant to have a personal relationship with the Trinity. As I began college at the University of Colorado Boulder, I placed my identity in worldly things and had little expectations to keep my faith. By God's grace, I attended Buffalo Awakening retreat my freshman year and had a deep encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist. Accompanied by learning about St. Therese of Lisieux's life and joining a bible study, my heart was slowly formed to love and embrace my Catholic faith. My dear friend Mary walked with me all throughout college. Because of her accompaniment, I developed a deeper prayer life and a heart for God's people. Mary's investment in me inspired me to invest in others. 

After going on a mission trip to Petersburg, Alaska and teaching Totus Tuus, I was deeply convicted of my role in the New Evangelization. I am so excited and humbled to work with students at USC to expand the kingdom and reignite the church. 

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. St. Therese of Lisieux said, "Some give by going to the missions, others go by giving. Without both, there are no missions." As I've been called to on campus physically, others join me on mission through financial and spiritual support. If you are interested in partnering with me, please send me an email or a text. I would love to get coffee with you and tell you more about my mission! 

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 …