Hi, I’m Dani! I graduated from Benedictine College in 2021 and now am a Theology teacher and the Band and Choir director at Father McGivney Catholic High School, which means I get to do my two favorite things all day — play music and talk about God’s incredible Love and Mercy!! In the little free time I have every once in a while, you might find me painting, pulling weeds (it’s therapeutic), curating the perfect Spotify playlists (mostly filled with the Lumineers, Caamp, the National Parks, the 502s, and the like), or attempting new bread recipes (Jesus is the Bread of Life, but I do love me a good focaccia or sourdough).

I am beyond ecstatic to be joining this amazing team of missionaries this summer in service and stewardship of God’s Creation and to grow in deeper relationship with members of our beautiful universal Church, the Body of Christ.

Favorite Saints: St. Joseph and St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Favorite Saint quote: “It pleases Him to create great Saints, who may be compared with the lilies or the rose; but He has also created little ones, who must be content to be daisies or violets, nestling at His feet to delight His eyes when He should choose to look at them. The happier they are to be as He wills, the more perfect they are.” – St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Favorite Prayer: the Surrender Novena or St. Anthony’s “Be Satisfied with Me”
Favorite Scripture passage: Pretty much all of Luke 12. “Even the hairs of your head have been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth many sparrows… Notice how the flowers grow… If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will not not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?”

Join My Support Team!

I am serving with a team of young adult mission leaders to run week-long international and domestic mission trips. This summer, our teams will be serving in Eastern, KY, Fort Myers, FL, New Orleans, LA, Lake Charles, LA, South Texas, Puerto Rico, Belize, and the Dominican Republic. My team will be in Kentucky, the Dominican Republic, and south Texas. We serve in areas that have been affected by natural disasters and in areas of chronic poverty. Our projects mainly consist of home, school, and church repair and renovation. We have the honor of working alongside several religious communities, including the Missionaries of Charity, the Pallottine Sisters, and the Comunidad Misionera de Villaregia.
Beyond the great physical work of rebuilding, our mission teams will run retreats for our mission group, opening up the door for the Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of those who serve with us. We start each day with Mass, give formational reflections in the evening, facilitate small group discussions, and bring the groups to adore Jesus Blessed Sacrament and to receive His mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Wow! It is such an impactful week for the community we serve, the groups who come to serve with us, for us as mission leaders, and you as mission partners.
Our expected work project expenses for 2023 total approximately $100,000. My personal goal is to raise between $2,000-$4,000 to ensure that we have the funds necessary for building supplies, given the astronomical rise in building supply costs. I am excited to share with you my journey with God as a missionary and invite you to become one of my mission partners. Everything that we have is from God and everything that we give is from God. Where is God asking you to invest?  Please consider joining me on mission by making a one-time or recurring donation to support the work of Catholic Mission Trips, Inc. Your prayers and financial support will bring hope and restore dignity to the families we serve. We would be honored to have you partner with us at $50-$200 a month. I look forward to connecting with you and experiencing mission together! Thank you for joining my support team!
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