Speaking Engagements

You’ve found the online home of the “Summa Momma”: Catholic catechist, speaker and retreat leader!

Christina Valenzuela, OP (religious name: Mrs. Zelie Margaret) is a wife, mother and Lay Dominican with a passion and zeal for teaching adults and families about the Catholic faith. She has worked in college campus ministry, taught middle- and high-school confirmation classes, RCIA, led adult discussion groups and lectures and planned and directed numerous retreats.

Whether it’s a single lecture event, a series of talks or a retreat, the “Summa Momma” would love to assist your parish, school or group with your efforts for the New Evangelization! Please visit my Presentations page to see my current and past projects. If you still don’t see what you’re looking for– or if you have a unique catechesis event you’d like help with, please contact me!  And thank you for visiting.

(Currently, Christina is only scheduling appearances within 90 mins. of Boston. If you are farther away and would still like to speak about the possibility of helping with your event, please don’t hesitate to be in touch!)

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“Every Dominican must be prepared to preach the Word of God”- Rule for the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic, paragraph 12