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Inspired by Christina’s unwavering faith and resilience, Build the Faith aims to make a lasting impact on individuals and communities facing economic challenges. We recognize that economic distress can often lead to a loss of hope, a lack of resources, and a sense of isolation. By constructing churches and retreat houses in these areas, we aim to restore faith, provide solace, and foster a sense of community to help individuals and families rebuild their lives.

Since its incorporation in 2016, Build the Faith has worked in fulfilling its mission by:

  • Helping to build Catholic churches in areas of economic distress
  • Hosting Youth rosary workshops at Catholic schools, religious education classes and youth groups
  • Organizing and sponsoring Catholic retreats for men, women, youth and families, in the US
  • Hosting Seminars and formation events related to our Catholic faith
  • Fundraising events throughout the year
  • Weekly rosary prayer groups and rosary making activities
  • Weekly faith Blog (English and Spanish)


Build the Faith Projects focus on areas of economic distress around the world, empowering local communities to build their own churches, convents and retreat houses with our support. As of today, we have completed 5 projects in Colombia, Argentina, Nicaragua, Ghana and Mexico. 


Build the Faith sponsors annual weekend retreats for men, women and families. These retreats help attendees develop a closer relationship with God in an atmosphere filled with compassion and camaraderie

Upcoming Retreats:

  • Damascus Women’s weekend Retreat, Saint Techla Retreat House, Billerica MA,  Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2023 
  • Damascus Men’s weekend Retreat, Saint Techla Retreat House, Billerica MA,  March 1-3, 2024

For additional information regarding our retreats please contact us at


Thanks to the wonderful collaboration of parishes, religious education programs, Catholic Schools, and Girl Scouts troops, Build the Faith is able to bring our founder Christina’s message of faith and hope to youth and the Catholic community through Rosary Workshops. In these workshops, aside from hearing Christina’s inspirational story, attendees learn the importance of the rosary and how to pray it. They are also given the opportunity to do community service by making a rosary, introducing our mission and Christina’s message to their fellow parishioners and/or school communities, and helping us to sell our rosaries in order to raise funds to contribute to the mission of Build the Faith. Contact us if you want to bring our Workshops to your Catholic community.

Upcoming Youth workshops

  • Sacred Hearts of Jesus School, Malden MA. October 2023
  • St Ignatius Church, Chestnut Hill MA. December 2023

Upcoming Talks to the Community

  • Damascus Women’s retreat, Billerica, Ma
  • St Ignatius Church, Chestnut Hill, MA.


Inspired by Christina’s love for cooking, music and movies, we host different fundraiser events throughout the year. Our goal is to bring the Build the Faith community and its friends together to share a fun time while learning about Christina’s strong faith in God and her non-profit work around the world

Upcoming Fundraisers and Events

  • Build the Faith Under the Stars Outdoor Dinner Fundraiser: Sept 16th, 2023. Weston, Ma

Build The Faith “Empowering Communities through Faith and Hope”