What people are saying....
"Martha is a dynamic and passionate evangelizer whose ability to love and ignite the faith in others is rare. She deeply touches everyone she meets!"
Sherry Brownrigg is the Senior Partner at the Kennedy Brownrigg Group, offering Strategic Marketing & Communications services to Catholic entities across the nation from her Oklahoma home.
"Martha Fernández-Sardina is an enthusiastic evangelizer, a brilliant speaker, and a gifted leader and organizer. I have seen all this in her myself!"
Fr. George T. Montague, SM is professor of biblical theology at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas and the author of numerous books on Scripture. He has served as president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and as editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. He is also a popular speaker internationally.
"I am so thankful to God for Martha Fernández-Sardina. She is a very passionate person about her faith in God and the teachings of our Catholic Church. She teaches truth in love for Jesus the Christ and His people. The world needs witnesses like her, who are so encouraging, to help people wake up and face reality. The world needs Jesus now more than ever!"
Yolanda Z. Gutiérrez is the Coordinator of Religious Education at St. Paul Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas where she oversees the faith formation of K-10th grader students, the RCIA/Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, and the Adult Confirmation and Infant Baptism programs.
“Flowing from her deep love for the Lord and the Catholic Faith, Martha has a beautiful gift of sharing God's great love for each one of us. She is 'plugged in' to the needs of our culture and is answering the call to use all possible means of media and communication to connect this great message of love with a world that needs to hear it.”
Mike Fontecchio is the Owner/Publisher of Faith & Family Publications (faithandfamily.pub) and an evangelizer of his own children alongside his wife.
"Martha Fernández-Sardina is a true modern-day missionary disciple. Her passion for our fellow man and for the love of the Lord shines forth in all her good works around the world. She has influenced and touched my life with her example and words of encouragement. As an evangelizer she is always inspiring and spiritually uplifting. I am truly blessed knowing her both personally and professionally. I greatly respect and admire her, ad I'm proud to call her my Sister in Christ!"
Ana Mazuca served the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas for years in the Offices for the Clergy and Christian Initiation of Adults, and worships the Lord with her husband Mark and children at Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
"Martha is a super-Catholic! She believes what she preaches, she lives what she believes, and she loves people even when they believe and live differently."
Ana-Maria Neal is a bilingual education specialist who works in Georgia.
“Martha Fernández-Sardina realizes that love must be the springboard of all our Christian action and outreach – and she walks the talk! In spite of pending deadlines, when she witnessed an accident on my property, she chose to be alongside this person at the hospital, staying by her side for hours and praying with her for healing. As I was not there, this story touched me deeply and I wondered what I would have done: would I have gone that extra mile? Evangelization, I am understanding, is not a only teaching the Word of God, but a response to God in the moment to care for people, so that they will know Him. Thank you, Martha!”
Kathy Aquilina, creator of Peace Circles and a former Evangelization Team member at Church of the Annunciation in Washington, D.C., has dedicated decades to the work of inter-religious dialogue and bridge-building across ethnic groups, religions, and worldviews, working at Initiatives of Change with her husband Charles and friends in parishes and organizations in Northern Virginia, Richmond, D.C., and across the U.S. and the globe from their homes in Fairfax and Malta.
"My wife Sylvia and I have known Martha Fernández-Sardina for many years now. We first heard Martha give one of her many inspiring talks at a Advent Mission at our parish. Since then, we have bought several of her talks on CD and DVD, and have participated in several more of her public speaking engagements on the new evangelization and Christian living. Martha is a tremendously eloquent speaker on any subject, particularly in her field, the new evangelization. We have seen her many television appearances here in the U.S. and abroad: she always excels in her deliveries. In my opinion, she mesmerizes people when she talks because she is so good at it – I just love to hear her! She has tremendous knowledge and an excellent choice of words and analogies that keep you focused throughout her talks – and she gives you solid answers, tips, and encouragement to love and live the Faith and share it with others."
Pat and Sylvia Villarreal are small business owners in the insurance industry and very committed pro-life advocates and lay ministers at Church of the Holy Spirit in San Antonio, Texas, where they raised their daughters and are passing on the Catholic Faith to their grandchildren.
"He conocido a muy pocas personas con el corazón evangelizador de Martha. Su amor por el Señor es palpable en todo lo que dice y hace... Martha takes seriously the Great Commission: 'Go and make disciples.' Her desire to make the Lord known everywhere to everybody is obvious in her passionate preaching and teaching."
Natalia Bendele is a homeschooling mother of three, a teacher and a tutor, a curriculum developer and a blogger who serves the Lord in her parish and People of Praise Covenant Community in Shreveport, Louisiana.
"'The 'Festival de Fe' helped me find Jesus, turn my life around, and re-discover my church.' This is just one comment we still hear from parishioners at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Washington, D.C., a Catholic parish a few miles from the White House, one that has welcomed many and has formed hundreds of Catholic leaders in the Washington Metropolitan area. The blessings are many in our parish, but the 'Hispanic Festival of Faith' events in 2000, 2001, and 2002 were probably some of the best ways to evangelize we have ever experienced in our community. New leaders were formed during the planning and execution of these events. Based on the 'Festival de Fe” we have been able to develop similar events and continue our new evangelization efforts. 'But who was leading the “Festival of Faith” events?', our parishioners still ask? We gladly share with them that it was Ms. Martha Fernández-Sardina, a missionary disciple and new evangelizer. Her organizing and outreach skills produced great results in our community. Even when she was called to serve in other Archdioceses- and even were she to leave our area again, her legacy here continues and will remain. We pray for her ministry and for her new evangelization efforts and this new endeavor."
Sonia Marlene and Carlos Aquino are former youth and young adult ministers and current catechetical leaders at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Washington D.C., where Sonia Marlene serves as Director of Religious Education and Carlos runs the Leaders' Formation Program.