Hi, I'm Daniel

I’m a 1st year missionary from Ireland!

What brought you to Christ in the City?

I was first brought to Christ in the City through my desire to go out in the world and serve God, following whatever path he decided for me to take. As a child I was blessed with the opportunity to work in soup kitchens and homeless shelters. My desire to help those in need has only grown stronger and stronger as the years have gone by. God has guided my every step. This year was a year filled with prayer and discerning. I came into contact with some Fathers from the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. I spoke about my desires, and they suggested Christ in the City. God blessed me with this opportunity, and continues to guide me through my life.  

How has Christ in the City helped you grow?

This year the Lord revealed to me true poverty, both others and my own. He showed me poverty, and then showed me how much greater he was than all of that. He showed me that he didn’t love us despite our wounds, but through them. He showed me a glimpse of how we are all called to love like that. 

I feel like I’ve grown in my ability to love others this year, and to accept love from others. Through friendships with those in community and those on the streets, my attitude towards love and friendship has grown and changed. I look forward to another year to put this to practice.

 

A bit about me

I hail from Boyle, County Roscommon, a region in the proud nation of Ireland. As the proud Irishman that I am, I find joy in the beauty of nature, which I’m blessed to be surrounded by. I love good walks and hikes through the wilderness, where God can be found in even the smallest of things. 

I am extremely artistic, enjoying jamming on the guitar to the best of my ability, and doodling and sketching any manner of drawings on any unfortunate piece of paper that enters my hands.

In times of silence I find comfort in prayer. God has been with me my entire life, and has guided me in my every step. I look forward to walk the path that he has molded for me.