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Looking for a Unique Valentine's Day Dinner Experience?

Regina Angelorum Academy shares what they have to offer this St. Valentine's Day.

It’s time to start making Valentine’s Day reservations. Typically a date night includes dinner, some drinks, conversation, and a decadent dessert before heading back to relieve the babysitter.

What if you could have all of that, PLUS kick back and listen to an engaging talk—leaving you with some refreshing insight to bring back to your home after a night of relaxation. Not just any talk, but one led by an academic, wife and mother of 6 whose professional work involves building networks of friends for marriage.

It is rare to find like-minded people who support the historic understanding of marriage; it is even harder to build community around such a vulnerable subject. As a Catholic School, Regina Angelorum Academy celebrates the importance of the family in which the relationship of the parents and their marriage is foundational.

With that, RAA is excited to announce the details of their St. Valentine’s Dinner and introduce this year’s guest speaker; Ana Samuel, PhD the co-founder and Academic Director of CanaVox.

Ana is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, the wife of an Argentine immigrant, and the mother of six awesome children. She completed her undergraduate studies at Princeton University and her doctoral degree from the University of Notre Dame before becoming a founding mother and the Academic Director of CanaVox.

CanaVox is a cheerful marriage movement with grass-roots efforts to educate the general public about the nature and importance of marriage and family life through its reading groups. Their reading groups study and discuss the beauty of marriage as one man, one woman, for life.

CanaVox was founded in 2013 by seven moms and one marriage activist, and is now an international network of friends for marriage, with reading groups in 39 states and 31 countries.

Including locally in PA; where there are reading groups in Ardmore, Wynnewood, Conshohocken, Plymouth Meeting, Abington, Bristol, Warrington and 7 within Philadelphia alone.

“By bringing people face to face to engage in the art of conversation with others, we explore the various issues affecting the marriage culture in a calm, thoughtful setting, free from the hostilities often found in today’s public discourse. We are a forward-thinking and solutions-focused network of friends for marriage.” –CanaVox

CanaVox encourages discussions on topics such as: Communication in Marriage, Sex Ed in the Family, and The Importance of Fatherhood.

Beyond her work with CanaVox, Ana Samuel was the first executive director of the Witherspoon Institute at its foundation in 2003.

She edited No Differences? How Children in Same-Sex Households Fare and directed the development of the New Family Structures Studies website.

Every summer, she enjoys teaching the dialogues of Plato and Aristotle’s moral philosophy to high school students for The Witherspoon Institute’s summer seminars.

Ana has also written for Public Discourse, The Witherspoon Institute’s Online Journal, on topics such as; The Waves of Feminism and The Tug of War on Motherhood and Career.

Ana is compelling, forward thinking, and presents complex, academic information in a relatable, practical way. RAA is thrilled to have her speak at their St. Valentine Dinner on Saturday, February 5th, 2022.

The night will open with a cocktail hour at 6:30pm serving cheese and wine. Dinner will follow at 7:30pm which will lead into the talk with Dr. Ana Samuel. The evening will end with dessert.

RAA’s St. Valentine’s Dinner has been talked about as an enjoyable night out. At past events, parents lingered with dessert and drinks -truly relishing the evening!

We look forward to what the evening has to offer, you won’t want to miss it! Purchase tickets now for this year’s St. Valentine’s Dinner.


February 5th, 2022

6:30pm - Wine and Cheese

7:30pm – Dinner


Regina Angelorum Academy

105 Argyle Road Ardmore, PA

Cost: $50 for singles, $100 Couples

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