My name’s Valya and I’m a 1st-year Christ in the City missionary from Dublin, Ireland.

What brought me to Christ in the City

The desire on my heart to do missionary work in the USA became apparent to me last year after graduating college. However, it was not until I recently spent some time with the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal that I truly realized the type of mission I wanted to serve on. This lead me to discern giving a year of my life to serve the homeless with Christ in the City in Denver, Colorado.

What I’m looking forward to

As a missionary I am most looking forward to living in community with fellow like-minded Catholics and forming true and authentic friendships. I also look forward to investing my time in strengthening my relationship with the Lord.

A bit about me

I graduated from college with a BSc in Pharmaceutical Healthcare. I have lived in three different countries – Russia, USA and Ireland and love to travel. For fun I love socializing with friends, reading and cross-stitch.

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