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Federica Ferrara, a Mother with a Mission

Federica Ferrara is a wife, a daughter and a friend—and most of all, a mother. Her profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at

Federica Ferrara of Milan, Italy, believes in simple family values.

“My mother is a Scientologist,” says Ferrara. “The two most important things she taught me were the value of communication, and the knowledge that every person—no matter their color, creed, sex or even age—is a spiritual being deserving of respect.”

She and her husband Francesco Leone, are raising their daughters, 6-year-old Martina and 8-month-old Camilla, with these values—treating them with all the courtesy and consideration they extend to adults.

Ferrara describes her experience learning Scientology basics as a child.

“When I was six, I completed a children’s course in Scientology and learned communication skills that made all the difference in the world when I was growing up,” she says.

These skills enabled Ferrara to avoid the conflicts and upsets often associated with childhood.

“So many of the other kids in school would fight,” she says. “I was never subjected to that animosity and so I avoided the childhood crises many of my friends experienced.”

Ferrara, 27, says a vital parenting tool is Study Technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard.

“Mr. Hubbard isolated the three barriers to study and how to overcome them,” she says. “This technology made school easy for me. I am using this with my older daughter so she benefits from it too.”

Ferrara believes being a mother is not only her most important job—it is a joy and a mission too.

“Children are the future,” she says, “and I want my daughters’ future to be great.”

The popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on the Church of Scientology International Video Channel at now total 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more.

A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008 the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own official YouTube Video Channel, which has now been viewed by millions of visitors.