As we further our reach across the country, FOCUS is quickly becoming more and more of a household name within the Church. Here are what some great leaders are saying about our work:
“No one does a more dynamic job of reaching college students for Christ than FOCUS.” – Most. Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap, Archbishop of Philadelphia
“If you’re looking for hope, look to FOCUS. If you’re looking for the future of the Church, you’ve found it in FOCUS.” – Most. Rev. Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York
“FOCUS is one of the best examples of the New Evangelization today, letting loose the power of the Gospel for the transformation of the world. Through their work on campus, they are forming our future leaders, so that these graduates will not just go on to be lawyers, teachers, and business people, but Catholic lawyers, Catholic teachers, and Catholic business people who will impact society, and the world by spreading the fullness of truth found in Jesus Christ and His Church.” – Bishop Robert Barron, S.T.D., author, speaker, theologian, and founder of Word on Fire
“We are grateful for the work FOCUS is doing on college campuses across the country and beyond. Currently, we have 12 young sisters in our formation program for religious life who have been involved with FOCUS, through one-on-one relationships, Bible studies, and at National Conferences. It was here that many of these young women were encouraged to discern their vocations – first in the universal call to holiness and then more specifically in a call to the religious life. While so many college students struggle to maintain their faith, FOCUS provides an effective program for evangelization.” – Sister Mary Emily, O.P., Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, Nashville, TN
“Fifty years from now I think people are going to look back and say that it was FOCUS that made a difference in changing the world. The formation that FOCUS missionaries receive is extraordinary and the fruit that comes from their efforts is both transformative and lasting. Not only do the FOCUS missionaries know about Christ, they walk with Him and impact the young people on their campuses. Every time I have been with those who work with FOCUS, I have left wanting more of Christ.” – Jeff Cavins, Author, President of the Great Adventure Company, and Director of the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute
"I believe America is at a unique junction in its own salvation history. University students are longing to rebel against the nihilistic offerings of their secular surroundings, but heralds of compelling alternatives are scarce. FOCUS is the only national organization offering our youth a Catholic alternative worthy of their noble aspirations.” – Father Jonathan Morris, Fox News Analyst and author of "The Promise: God's Purpose and Plan for When Life Hurts"
“FOCUS is the fastest growing young adult missionary organization in the United States. These incredibly hard working, faith-filled men and women are a remarkably bright light on campuses frequently mired in secularism. They have restored and built the faith of tens of thousands of university students, engendered hundreds of vocations, and have produced lifelong faith leaders in the Catholic Church – all in thirteen years! It is a true privilege to partner with them in missionary formation and to participate in their national conferences. Witnessing the enthusiasm of thousands of students at their conferences, seeing 300 young people standing in line for confession, and experiencing the depth of their faith is truly inspiring. The presence of the Holy Spirit in the missionaries and their gatherings is palpable. I welcome all of you to this truly spiritual and edifying missionary community.” – Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. President Magis Institute