Gabriela Milczarek

Campus Missionary, Trent University
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I grew up in a beautiful faithful Polish family on a farm in Mattawa, a small town in Ontario. With my parents both being professional musicians and 6 other siblings, the small house was always filled with laughter, music and faith. Although my family was going to church every Sunday and living a faithful life, I found that I lived my Catholic faith more out of obligation than anything else. In my last year of University, I felt myself falling away from my faith and decided to look for practicing young adults within CCO. After attending eucharistic adoration in a Fall retreat organized by CCO, I felt for the first time the endless love and mercy of Jesus. That lead me to seek Him and grow in my relationship with the Lord, and I realized just how many people are loved by Our God but are not aware of that truth.

I’m really thrilled to be working as a campus missionary at St-John’s, where I will be able to journey alongside young adults as they come to know the Father. I’m looking forward to meeting university students and watch how God works in their life, and to see them recognize His presence just as I saw Him work in my own life. I am sure that I will be challenged to grow in my trust and obedience to the Lord as I work through raising support and in ministry, but I am also sure that “life with Christ is a wonderful adventure” (Saint John Paul II).


Please pray for all CCO missionaries and their families, as well as young adults all around the world who are feeling unworthy of God’s love.