Author Archive for Anne Desantis

Anne DeSantis is a wife, mom, writer, 50+ model/actress from the Greater Philadelphia area and the director for the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith helping families in crisis. Anne hosts a weekly podcast and on-line TV show which you can learn about at www.annedesantis.com.

Lenten Hope
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Lenten Hope

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Finding Hope in Lent We are the season of Lent, a special season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving and a time for us to grow closer to Christ.  Lenten hope is a hope that leads to a place of sacrifice, virtue, and most of all of love.  As people of faith, turning to the example […]

Love and Care for the Marginalized
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Love and Care for the Marginalized

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            As Catholics, part of our mission is in loving others as God love us.  As parents, our vocation to love is close by the lives of our children, spouses, and our families both near and far.  Pope Francis has had much to say about love and care for the marginalized over the years in […]

Philadelphia March for Life January 23, 2021
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Philadelphia March for Life January 23, 2021

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The Pro-life Union of Greater Philadelphia will host the “Philadelphia March for Life” on Saturday, January 23, 2021.  The day begins with Roman Catholic Mass at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia at 1723 Race Street, Philadelphia with Archbishop Nelson Perez. Following Mass, the March will begin at North 17th Street and […]

Making 2021 Great
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Making 2021 Great

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Perceptions of 2020 If we step back and take a look at 2020, there were many blessings for all of us.  Yes, there were challenging times, and devastation for so many and our prayers go out to all, but the closeness we have gained in family-time is amazing to ponder. Of course, there have been […]

Recognizing God's Presence
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Recognizing God’s Presence

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Recognizing God in Small Moments Recognizing God in the everyday moments are an art.  Whether we are young, somewhere in the middle or old.  Life has its slow times and the busy times.  I think having eyes to see “His hand” in all we do is something that take patience! Think for a moment about […]

Healing Prayer for Divorced and Separated
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Healing Prayer for Divorced and Separated

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St. Raymond Nonnatus is a saint from the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy or the Mercedarian Order and was born in 1204 in Barcelona, Spain. He is called Nonnatus or “not born” referring to his Caesarean section birth. Since his mother died while giving birth to him, Nonnatus is the patron saint […]