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FOCUS Series: FOCUS on What Matters

[For the first post in our FOCUS series, click here.] By: Kassandra Leal, UF FOCUS Missionary   Move out of apartment, check. Five weeks of FOCUS New Staff Training (NST), check. Three weeks serving on mission in Brazil, check. All... Continue Reading →

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The Final Countdown

               No one wants to admit how much time is left of Summer 2k17 but the truth of the matter is that, it’s not a lot. In less than a month we’ll be moving... Continue Reading →

FOCUS series: How FOCUS Showed Me to Live My Life to the Fullest in Jesus

             FOCUS ( Fellowship of Catholic University Students) changed my life in college. It introduced me to the person of Jesus Christ and gave me tangible ways of living a friendship with Him. That led... Continue Reading →

FOCUS Series: We Are Not as Strong as We Think We Are

By: Drew Decker, FOCUS Missionary               I think it's fair to say every Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) missionary enters their first year on campus with a bit of swagger in their step.... Continue Reading →

Prayer Over Playlists: My Annual Lenten Journey

Every year as Lent begins, I close the Spotify app and make a promise not to listen to music until Easter. No, I don’t plug my ears anytime I hear music anywhere, but I do refrain from plugging in my... Continue Reading →

The True Meaning of St. Patrick’s Day

It’s amazing to see that Saint Patrick’s feast day is celebrated internationally by many different cultures and peoples, but his popularity may not always be for the right reasons—many that participate celebrate not for Saint Patrick’s sake, but for the... Continue Reading →

4 Things We’ve All {Tried} Giving Up for Lent & 4 Things We Should

Lent is upon us, all of the sudden it is Ash Wednesday and we think, Oh right, what am I giving up again? We rattle our brains to come up with something realistic yet meaningful, practical yet clever, and that... Continue Reading →

A Call to Greatness

This piece is a homily from January 22, 2017 given by Fr. David at St. Augustine church in Gainesville, FL.   Believe it or not I am actually a child of the '60s.  It might not seem so, but I... Continue Reading →

Get Excited for Alpha, from a Catholic Gators Alumna

I’m assuming that if you’ve attended at least one Catholic Gators event, or even been at the student center for more than 5 minutes, you’ve probably heard something like, “So have you been on Alpha? Have you heard about the... Continue Reading →

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