About me

Portrait of Ana Barraza with a wall of crosses as the background.

My name is Ana Barraza, now living in California for the second time in my life. I’m a certified Special Education teacher and a mom in a Catholic missionary family. I have been married to my best friend, Alex, for 24 years. We have been blessed with 3 faith-filled kids (2 young adults and a teen). Lately, my ministry as expanded to the digital continent.

Three things I am passionate about:

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

  • creating prayer spaces having the saints as models; and

  • encouraging others by kind, truthful words.

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Screenshot image of Ana Barraza

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!

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

  • Adaptive Faith for special needs - professional consultations to evaluate and expand your parish or diocesan program, classroom or at home activities with persons with disAbilities. Email me to set up an appointment.

  • Adaptive Faith for special needs training/workshops for your diocese or parish. Invite me to be a speaker (in-person or virtual) and train your catechists. Click here to see and/or attend one of my presentations at some of the dioceses that have trusted me.

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Ana Barraza virtual workshop presentation

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Blessings! - Ana

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