Anne DeSantis is the director of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith.
Anne was born in January 1965 and grew up in the Greater Philadelphia area. She is a wife, mother, and former homeschooling parent to her two grown daughters, Alaine and Shawn. She and her husband Angelo DeSantis have been married for over 30 years and they reside within the Philadelphia area suburbs.
Anne DeSantis has been in the position of director for the foundation since January 2018, and she started working for the foundation is 2017. She is honored to represent the Mercedarian family to help those in crisis situations and to spread the love of Christ to all she encounters.
Anne is a Catholic Author and a current Master of Theology Student graduating in 2021 with specialization in Pastoral Theology from St. Joseph College of Maine On-line Program. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue her Doctorate in Theological Studies from Pontifex University. She writes for three on-line publications: CatholicMom, Catholic 365, and Catholic Lane. Anne holds a Three-Year Certificate in Ministry from the Church Ministry Institute through St. Charles Borromeo Seminary/Archdiocese of Philadelphia and graduated in 2012.
She has a B.S. degree in Secondary Education from Gwynedd-Mercy University (1989) and an A.S. degree in Business from Manor College (1987). She has experience as a teacher in the classroom and successfully homeschooled her daughters from Pre-K through 12. Anne is a 1983 graduate from Upper Moreland High School, Willow Grove, PA.
As a hobby, she is a 55+ model/actress in the Philadelphia area, and she hosts the on-line program called "Journeys in Faith with Anne DeSantis" on Fiat Ministry Network and Patchwork Heart Ministry. Bill Snyder and Anne DeSantis host a weekly podcast called the "Sewing Hope Podcast" on Patchwork Heart Ministry, as well. Additional information about her life and work can be found on her personal website.
Practical ways to say yes to holiness will list everyday examples of how you can live a "holy" life. The Gift of Mercy for Christmas
"The Gift of Mercy for Christmas" by Anne DeSantis offers practical suggestions to make the very most of the Christmas season by free, beautiful gifts we can give to Jesus, others, and to ourselves. Talk: St. Katherine Drexel: How She Loved Those in Need
St. Katherine Drexel is a modern saint who modeled love of the poor and marginalized. Learn more about how she did this and how we can model her in this 15 minute talk.
The talk will give real life points to live holiness.