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About me

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My name is Ana Barraza, now living in California for the second time in my life. I’m a certified Special Education teacher, a master catechist, and National Catechetical Leader. I have been married to my best friend, Alex, for 26 years. We have been blessed with 3 faith-filled kids who are now young adults in college. My ministry has expanded to the digital continent.

(For my complete bilingual bio, press here.)

Three things I am passionate about:

  • serving with our Church with disAbilities, their parents and those involved in their faith formation;

  • creating multisensory prayer spaces having the saints as models; and

  • encouraging others by kind, truthful words.

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It is my hope that this space serves as a light of hope in your walk with God as you serve our people with disAbilities, and strive to be holy.

May you always know you are not alone.  May Our Lady of the Light illuminate our daily path as we seek to do what He says.

To encourage and support your ministry, you will find:

  • Many free resources to help you serve and advocate for persons with disAbilities, their parents and those involved in their faith formation. Explore the Resources tab!

  • Professional consultations on Adaptive Catechesis to evaluate and expand your parish or diocesan program, classroom or at home activities with persons with disAbilities. Email me to set up a free 30-minute virtual appointment.

  • Social media posts to support your disAbility knowledge, awareness, and advocacy. I invite you to check out my accounts below.

  • Hands-on workshops and conferences on Adapative Catechesis for your diocese or parish. Invite me by email to be a speaker  and train your catechists with a personalized workshop (in-person and virtual). Click here to see and/or attend one of my presentations at some of the dioceses that have trusted me.

  • Adaptive Catechesis Online course for First Communion in collaboration with Catecismo Católico Online. This course supports family catechesis (available in Spanish only). Learn more about it here.

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