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Erick M.
Erick M.


Erick graduated from the University of California, Riverside in 2018 with a BA in Media & Cultural Studies. He was born and raised in Southern California and enjoys all forms of creative expression. Erick first encountered TCP while researching the TOB for a ministry talk. Soon after, he fell in love with the teaching of TOB and it changed his life! As his journey unfolded, he felt God calling him to mission and was soon presented an opportunity to both serve and educate himself further about one of his passions through TCP. "Knowledge of the Theology of the Body is a beautiful gift that God gave me when I needed it most. As a missionary, I hope to share this gift and the joy that it has brought me to those who may be experiencing what I went through."

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Erick M.
So You Like Him. Now What?
By Erick M.  •  March 26th, 2020

“Does he like me or not?! I like him, but I don’t know how I could make it any clearer!” Ladies, maybe you’ve found yourself venting similar frustrations or asking the simple question, “How can I show him that I’m interested?” If so, as a member of the male species, I’m happy to offer whatever…

I Like Her. Now What?
By Erick M.  •  February 6th, 2020

“I want you to walk up to her, give her a compliment, then…just walk away.” Gentleman, it’s that easy. Or at least that’s what Mrs. Parker-Nichols from Drake & Josh had me believe when I was just a little Erick.  As silly as that may sound, I believed this would actually work for many of…

I Am Not the Sum of my Achievements
By Erick M.  •  December 12th, 2019

What’s your name? Have you ever stopped to consider how something as simple as your name can carry so much significance? We don’t choose it, we don’t assign it a meaning, but we do recognize the weight it can carry. My full name is Erick Omar Marquez. The name Erick has Norse roots and it’s…

From Living the Dream to Hitting Rock Bottom…Again and Again
By Erick M.  •  July 6th, 2019

My journey towards truth and fulfillment can best be described as a seemingly endless cycle of rise and fall. It was tough, but this is what I’ve learned. I can trace this all the way back to middle school. This is when the concept of image really started to creep into my life. At this…

Be Content, Not Complacent
By Erick M.  •  June 1st, 2019

Although I tend to be more of an internal processor, I can’t deny the benefits of direct questions and good conversation. Just recently, in fact, I was talking to a teammate about my experience on mission thus far and it got me thinking. As I reflected on her questions I realized just how much has…

Why Did I Really Do That?
By Erick M.  •  April 26th, 2019

So there was this girl at my parish that I really liked. She was beautiful and virtuous and I desperately wanted to impress her! I’d sign up for volunteer opportunities and retreats simply because I knew she was going. I even remember kneeling down after receiving communion and thinking: “Is she watching me?” or “If…

It is Our Responsibility to Love Authentically
By Erick M.  •  April 9th, 2019

It was a day just like any other on mission. The morning was filled with presentations, office work time bridged the gap between talks and mass, and holy hour came and went too quickly. All that was left to do was attend mass. As the 5:30 pm start time approached, my team and I gathered…

I Don’t Want to Feel This Way: Tips for Healing After a Breakup
By Erick M.  •  March 23rd, 2019

A short while ago my team had to do a 2 hour commute to get to a parish that we had been invited to speak at. To pass the time, we decided to jump on The Culture Project’s Instagram account to answer questions from our followers. We received a bevy of different questions ranging from…