Anne DeSantis, MA Theology
Anne DeSantis is the Executive 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 34 years and they reside within the Philadelphia area suburbs.
Anne DeSantis has been in the position of Executive Director/Director for the foundation since January 2018, and she started working for the foundation in 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 with an MA in Theology and graduated in 2021 with specialization in Pastoral Theology from Saint Joseph's College of Maine On-line Program. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Theological Studies with Pontifex University. She writes for three on-line publications: CatholicMom, Catholic 365, and Epic Pew. 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 succesfully homeschooled her daughters from Pre-K through 12. Anne is a 1983 graduate from Upper Moreland High School, Willow Grove, PA.
Anne was awarded as "Catholic Woman of the Year 2023" by the Knights of Columbus Philadelphia. In addition, she was given recognition and honors from the Pennsylvania Knights of Columbus; the City Council of Philadelphia; and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
As a hobby, she is a 55+ model/actress in the Phildelphia area, and she hosts the on-line program called Journeys in Faith with Anne DeSantis on YouTube. Bill Snyder, Founder of Patchwork Heart Ministry, and Anne DeSantis host a podcast called the Sewing Hope Podcast as well. Additional information about her life and work can be found on her personal website. She is also a Catholic Author and information about her writings are on her website.
Anne loves working as the Executive Director for the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation.
As a child of divorce, her perspective comes through her experience in this area. She offers continued prayers for all those she encounters who have been affected by divorce and separation and families who face adversities.
Anne is a member of the Third Order of Mercy which is a prayerful/active member of the Mercedarian Religious Order. Both she and her husband Angelo are members, and it is a blessing to their family. Anne made her promises as a Third Order member of the Mercedarians in 2017. To learn more about becoming a Third Order Mercedarian, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the Mercedarian Order can be found at www.orderofmercy.org.
Anne would love to hear from you, so please reach out to her with any questions or to send a prayer request to: email@example.com.
Her greatest hope in her work is to accompany people who are going through challenging times to spread the love of Christ to each individual who needs the help and prayers of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith.