I am the ‘Summa Momma’! a.k.a. Christina, a.k.a. Mrs. Zelie Margaret, OP. I was raised Catholic in a classic midwestern town, the eldest of three girls. I majored in Philosophy and Theology in college, despite my original plan of being a radiologist (how God laughs, right?). After interning in Campus Ministry for a year following graduation, my new husband and I set off to Boston for graduate school. I earned a Masters in Theological Studies and began my life’s work as a mother, picking up odd parish and campus ministry jobs as I went.
In 2012, I recognized a call to deepen my vocation as a Lay Dominican. Suddenly, I found a “name” for my love of study and preaching, and I saw how being a mother and wife were a part of my apostolate as a lay woman. I am deeply passionate about sharing my love of Christ and His Church: the teachings, writings, liturgy and especially the holy witnesses of faith- the Saints.