Brian D’Andrea Testimonial
Eat’em Up! Eat’em Up! GO Cats GO! My name is Brian D'Andrea and I graduated from Texas State in December 2010. The CSC was a home away from home for me! I first started hanging around there because there was Sunday Mass and I could walk there from my dorm. After a few weeks, I was invited to a Bible study with some of the people that I met at Mass and from then on began to dive into the faith. It is amazing to see how God used those people to bring me in.
As a student I was an active member of Bobcat Awakening. This began to really bring me into the community and spark a fire that has only grown since. After several years of serving, I was asked to serve as coordinator and was able to give back so much just like so many others have done before me. I was also really blessed to be a part of the Catholic Student Organization. When the opportunity to become president came up, I was excited to be able to give my time and effort for an organization that has over the years done so much. While president it was great to feed the hungry around San Marcos during Thanksgiving and Easter. We also were happy to host events at the Catholic Student Center that began building community. For me my faith was beginning to explode and Fr. Jonathan, who was the priest serving at the CSC, became a very important part of my growth. He helped me to begin to realize that the life I was given was meant to glorify God and Fr. Jonathan helped me begin to develop a prayer life that drives me to this day, helping me to continue to pursue God. Fr. Brian helped me grow outside of the CSC by bringing FOCUS to visit our campus and helping prepare me to be the best missionary I could be. The foundation that I developed at the CSC helped to launch me a missionary for the Catholic Church. While I was serving as a FOCUS missionary, I realized that the foundation built at the CSC was the beginning of my life with Christ as it center. Currently, I have been accepted as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston and am continuing to seek God’s will. I ask you to pray for me and I will pray for you!
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