Angela

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Hello. My name is Angela.

Who I Am: Someone once wrote me this note, and I like to think that it’s true: “You are a jewel in this world – a beautiful reflection of Christ’s love. In your gentle way, you change lives by simply being present. You are intelligent, creative, and wise.”

… On the flip side, people often tell me that I remind them of Daria.

My 40 Hours: Full-time for a Catholic evangelization apostolate, designing print and web materials, supervising our social media presence, co-producing and occasionally hosting a weekly Catholic TV/radio show, and – whenever possible – mentoring college students through our Media + Ministry internship program. (Inspired Angela blog is personal, and does not represent my employers.)

My Past: My name used to be Angela Santana (then I got married).  Under that name, I blogged at Catholic Media Girl, ran a graphic/web design apostolate, and helped inspire Brandon Vogt’s groundbreaking book, The Church and New Media.  My nickname in college was “The Feminine Mystique.”  I thank hard rock band P.O.D. for facilitating my conversion to Christ.  As a little girl, I wanted to be many things; among them, an archeologist — until I discovered that dinosaurs terrify me.

My Free Time: While not working, I’m usually enjoying a chat with my husband Dan, who inspires me daily.  Two of my favorite “things” are 1. hot, herbal tea; 2. the arts.

I’m glad to welcome you here. Please enjoy this collection. Peace to you.


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The “Official” Stuff:

Academic – Bachelor of Arts in English Communication Arts summa cum laude, Honors Scholar, concentrating in Theology and in Marketing. Saint Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas – a Catholic and Marianist institution.

Thesis – “New Media, New Evangelization: The Unique Benefits of New Media and Why the Catholic Church Should Engage Them.” 2010. Saint Mary’s University.

Recent Speaking / Consulting Engagements Include

  • Digital media and evangelization consultation — University of Notre Dame, Institute for Church Life
  • “Lift Up Your Hearts” and “Woman as a Masterpiece of God” — various Catholic women’s conferences & events
  • “How to be a new media missionary: Lessons from Mary, Star of the New Evangelization” — Catholic New Media Conference
  • “Marshall McLuhan for Catholic communicators” — Apostles in New Media mini-conference, Peter and Paul Ministries
  • “Go Out and Be Disciples: The Role of Media in Faith” — Bibles and Brews series, St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, Texas)
  • “Podcasting production” and “Video production” — workshops for Catholic teachers, Daughters of St. Paul’s Media Literacy Certification Week
  • “One Gospel, One Goal” — new media seminar, Pilgrim Center of Hope

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5 thoughts on “Angela

  1. Hello Angela, I am a Dominican student brother studying for the priesthood. I am also currently in a preaching class on preaching in the “New Media.” And the professor assigned your undergraduate thesis as one of our readings. I found it very well done, and we had a pretty good conversation about it in class. Just thought you should know.

    1. Brother Jude, thank you so very much for sharing this news! I am humbled. God be praised (!) that my work has contributed to the formation of Dominicans. May He bless you abundantly as you continue your studies, Brother.

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