“All of this has one purpose: To serve man by revealing to him the love of God made manifest in Jesus Christ” – Pope John Paul II
My name is Magdalene O’Brien and I’m going to be a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
this fall! I’ve come to realize that for the past few years, my heart has longed to physically serve and
live mission with a community in some way. This past summer, I was part of FOCUS Summer
Projects in Estes Park, CO, where I was able to focus on formation and living intentionally with
those around me. This experience was a pivotal and transformative moment in my relationship with
Christ, and since then, I have had a desire to serve and spread the joy and love that I have
After reading a part of St. John Paul II’s encyclical Redemptoris Missio, I felt convicted to go where
God desires and to serve with love and action. Throughout this past year, He has taught me how to
be more present with Him. Through lots of time in prayer, I felt that the Holy Spirit was leading me
to Source of All Hope, a place He can teach me to love and share God’s love through street
ministry, community, spiritual formation, the sacraments and a heart of prayer. I am so excited to
see how Jesus works this summer and where He takes us. Please keep me, the other missionaries,
Baltimore, and our friends on the streets in your prayers!
Pursuing my calling as a missionary is only possible through the spiritual and financial support of mission partners. Your investment in this mission enables our community to go out and share life with our friends on the street day after day, where we address their biggest source of suffering—isolation—in a way that nobody else can. Your support enables our program to grow, and we intend to have a community of 15-20 missionaries by August 15, 2022. These young, determined men and women will be nourished and equipped through daily opportunities for spiritual, intellectual, and human formation, and they will spend time in prayer before Christ in the Eucharist, interceding for the needs of this suffering city. Your support makes all the difference, and I want to invite you to invest in both me and my community. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know the best way to reach you and I will happily schedule a time to meet! You can email me at ________.